Bird Watchingenjoy an abundance of life in colour & song

Thonga’s abundant coastline and shady dune forests provide a haven for both birds and birdwatching alike. The diversity of flora attracts a wide variety of species with over 440 species listed for the area.

Some of the species regularly seen in and around the lodge in the coastal forest canopy include Livingstone’s Turaco and Purple-crested Turaco, green twinspot, grey waxbill as well as the green Malkoha also known as the Green Coucal. A variety of waders and the palm-nut vulture are also regulars near lake Sibaya and the Rosy-throated Longclaw is often seen around the edges of the lake where we have a few resident pairs breeding in the open grassland in the summer months. Guided birding is available at no additional cost.


  • Complimentary guided birding excursions
  • Rosy-throated longclaw resident in the area
  • Many speciality bird species in the area
  • Prolific birdlife around the lodge

important notes:

  • We can accommodate a maximum number of 9 guests on our daily guided birding tours