Phalaborwa – Ba-Phalaborwa Nursery Dam
About the Birding
The Ba-Phalaborwa Nursery Dam is a sewage and stormwater catchment dam that blocks overflow from entering the Kruger National Park water system. A fantastic bird hide is located on-site. Several hours are recommended to thoroughly explore the wetland/woodland complex and lists of over 100 species are expected in late summer when the full complement of species (including migrants) are available.
About the Birding Site
The majority of birders actively plan birding trips to areas where they can either see a large number of birds in a short space of time or around rarities/localized species that would not easily be seen elsewhere. The Kruger to Canyons Birding Route offers both these highlights and a captivating wildlife experience to visiting birders.
Other Related Information
Coming into Phalaborwa from Gravelotte on the R71, turn right into Copper Street at the last set of traffic lights before you enter the Kruger National Park. Follow this road to the next Stop street and turn left. The Ba- Phalaborwa Municipality Nursery is 50 meters down the road. Enter through the gate and follow the road to the left of the office buildings with the dam on the left side of the property.