Phalaborwa – Sasavona Bird Hide
About the Birding
The Sasavona bird hide is situated near Lulekani and offers a wide variety of bushveld and water birds. The mass of water present during the summer months quickly disappears as mid-winter approaches transforming the site into a mosaic of puddles and ponds. Typical species associated with these wetland habitats include the Yellow-billed Stork, African Spoonbill, and the Grey, Purple and Goliath Herons. Other birds commonly seen are Orange-breasted Bush Shrike, Southern Boubou, Little Grebe, Pied, Malachite and Giant Kingfishers, Common and Wood Sandpipers, Three-banded Plover and Common Greenshank.
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
Leaving Phalaborwa to Gravelotte on the R71, turn right to follow the Lulekani sign board. Follow this road until you find a Sasavona Guest House sign on your left. Immediately turn right onto a gravel track and enter through the first gate on your right-hand side. Follow the road over the dam wall and continue until you reach the bird hide.