$300.00 Per Person
Soweto has become known as a fascinating area to go birding. Key areas for birding 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.
GPS: S26.254741 E27.925863