Birds – Manyeleti GR

Philip Briggs
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By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guide to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guide to South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

With more than 450 bird species recorded, Manyeleti is a great birding destination. A bonus for birders is that the focus here is less on checking off the Big Five animals, as is the case in a lot of other private game reserves. The combination of open-vehicle drives and walking safaris is ideal to observe a lot of species. Night drives offer an opportunity to spot nocturnal birds. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Manyeleti GR
Bearded scrub robin
Common
European roller
Common migrant
African grey hornbill
Common
Scarlet-chested sunbird
Occasional
Southern carmine bee-eater
Common migrant

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Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

Facts & Figures

Birds in Manyeleti GR
Bird Species
450+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Manyeleti offers good bird watching all year, but the best time is when the migrating birds from Europe and north Africa have arrived (November to April). Wildlife viewing is best during the dry months from June to September.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Manyeleti GR
Bird Species
450+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr