Birding Zangarna Game Lodge and the Waterberg region
Zangarna Game Lodge is situated on the Waterberg plateau which forms part Waterberg-Nylsvlei birding route. These routes were developed by Birdlife South Africa to promote ‘Avitourism’ throughout South Africa.
The area has a good mixture of habitats ranging from riverine, vlei/marshes, thorn veldt and typical Waterberg ‘sourveld’ with tall Wild Seringa and silver cluster leaf trees. Zangarna is about 1000ha and we have the traversing rights to some adjacent properties to. Those properties habitats range from open grasslands to rocky mountain ridges and valeys. As you can imagine the area is rich with a variety of birds ranging from water and marsh-land birds including African Black Duck, Black Crake, Green-back Heron, to the rarer African Crake and Red Chested Flufftail typical bushveld species including Black headed Oriole, White-crested Helmet-Shrike, Black Cuckoo-Shrike, all the inland woodpecker species, including the Grey headed Kingfisher and in with the summer migrants most of the Cuckoos occurring int South Africa.
The area offers great birding/game viewing and ideal for birding walks or guided game drives. Mammals include Giraffe, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Red Hartebeest, and Eland to name a few.