Birds – Mapungubwe NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides 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 over 400 bird species recorded, Mapungubwe is a birder’s paradise. The park opened in 2007 and is still relatively unexplored with no definitive bird list compiled yet. The Limpopo treetop boardwalk offers a superb birding opportunity by allowing visitors a view into the canopy of a stretch of riverine forest. At the end of the boardwalk is a well-positioned bird shelter on the bank of the Limpopo River. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Mapungubwe NP
African fish eagle
Common
Bronze-winged courser
Common
Goliath heron
Common
Grey crowned crane
Common
Spotted eagle owl
Common

Birding Rating

Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Mapungubwe NP
Bird Species
400+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr