Soutpansberg – Buzzard Mountain Retreat

About the Birding

Buzzard Mountain Retreat is situated on the southern slopes of the Soutpansberg. The habitat varies from sweet mixed bushveld to mist belt forest and Afromontane grassland. Proteas are found in the grassland and Cape Rock Thrush, Cape Grassbird, Malachite Sunbird and Gurney´s Sugarbird may be seen in these high-altitude areas. The trails through the forests below the cliffs offer prospects for the scarce Orange-winged Pytilia, Green Twinspot and Lemon Dove. Forest Buzzard and Ayres´s Hawk-Eagle can also be seen soaring over the forest.

About the Birding Site

Day visits must be booked in advance. The affordable accommodation consists of self-catering stone cottages and basic wooden cabins. To make a reservation, please use the contact details listed below. Opening hours are as follows: 07h30 to 16h00 daily.

Other Related Information

GPS: -23.0105, 29.7624

Contact details:
For more information, please contact:
Cell: +27(0)83 473 6208
Cell: +27(0)83 469 2526

Text prepared by:

Daniel Danckwerts (Rockjumper Birding Tours)

Key species:

Gurney’s Sugarbird, Malachite Sunbird, Orange-winged Pytilia, Green Twinspot.

Contact details:

Buzzard Mountain Retreat

Cell: +27(0)83 473 6208
Cell: +27(0)83 469 2526

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