Birdwatching

The KZN South Coast offers a variety of habitats from coastal and wetland environments to forest, woodland and grassland. The Afromontane forests and the rich subtropical forests overlap to give rise to diverse and unique birdlife, including over 380 bird species, including many rare bird species.

Find the Cape Vulture and Knysna Woodpecker in Oribi Gorge and Umtamvuna Nature Reserve; the Black-ramped Buttonquail, Grass Owl, Broad-tailed Warbler, Pale-crowned Cristicola and Short-tailed Pipit in the Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve. Weza Ingeli Forest is home to Cape Parrots, Orange Thrushes, Bush Blackcaps and Forest Buzzards and in the nearby grasslands you’ll find Blue Swallows. Common forest residents include the Burchell’s Coucal, Narina Trogon, Green Twinspot and Grey Waxbill.