Tzaneen Dam Wall
About the Birding
The forested ravine below the Tzaneen Dam is a popular birding site, given the interesting mix of habitats within a relatively small area. The tangled grassland on the right often produces the African Yellow Warbler, Cape Grassbird, Red-collared Widowbird, and Yellow Bishop. Larger species on the dam itself include the Goliath Heron, African Fish Eagle, Western Osprey and the Yellow-billed Stork.
About the Birding Site
The Capricorn-Letaba birding route stretches from the city of Polokwane in the west to the Great Letaba River beyond the Letsitele valley in the east. The route runs just a few degrees south of the Tropic of Capricorn, mainly along the R71 road which links the towns of Polokwane, Haenertsburg, Tzaneen and Gravelotte.
Other Related Information
After entering Tzaneen on the R71 from Polokwane, turn left at the Lifestyle Centre. Travel along Voortrekker Street and pass through the Tzangeni security gate.
There is no entrance fee and the locals could be seen walking dogs and some jogging on the wall.
GPS: 23.3224, 30.184