Guided Day Tours through Historical Soweto

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Historical Soweto Birding Day Tours

Due to the efforts of a pioneering local birder, Soweto has become known as a fascinating area to go birding. Key areas for birding center around the iconic painted towers of Orlando Power station, and includes excellent wetland and Highveld koppie birding.


The wetland at Orlando Dam offers Little Grebe, Grey-headed Gull, Levaillant’s Cisticola, Blacksmith Lapwing, Little Rush Warbler and Lesser Swamp-Warbler amongst others. Swallows and swifts are numerous…watch for Rock Martin and White-throated Swallow.


The Enoch Sontonga hill is situated close by – adjacent to the University of Johannesburg Campus and is named after the composer of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika. A walk on the hill can produce surprising birds including Diederik Cuckoo, Cape Sparrow, Black-chested Prinia, Red-throated Wryneck, Bokmakierie, Brown-backed Honeybird and Crested Barbet.


Other good sites in Soweto include Thokoza Park and Moroka Dam. Orlando Dam is reached from just north of the Bara Mall on Chris Hani Rd.

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$300.00 Per PersonAdd to cart

What is included

  • All of our tours use the services of Raymond Rampolokeng, an Africa Bird Tour Guide excellent and well-recognized expert on birding in South Africa. Most trips have two birding guides.
  • Tour package includes a meal and two drinks, access fees to reserves, parks and other birding sites.
  • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van for most of the trip.
  • We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, and more).

Ideal travel time

This itinerary is especially well suited to any time of year. Soweto is especially ideal during South Africa’s winter months (May – September). These months are among the coolest, and additional layers are strongly recommended for early mornings and evenings. Cooler temperatures also make for pleasant conditions, though the winter months do experience more rain.

Detailed itinerary

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you with a detailed itinerary of the tour and trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife actually seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).


Please call us on +27 87 550 6906 or email us at [email protected]

Come and experience an Africa birding adventure. We can’t wait to host you!