Sani Pass Birding Tour
from Underberg in Himeville by Roof of Africa Tours
The Sani Pass is a must-do trip for any serious birder, because it provides the only easy access globally to the Drakensberg Rockjumper, Drakensberg Siskin and Mountain Pipit. En route one has the chance, dependent on the season to see difficult-to-find birds such as Barratt’s Warbler, Fan-tailed Grass (Broad-tailed) Warbler and Bush Blackcap, whilst other narrowly distributed endemics such as Gurney’s Sugarbird and Buff-streaked Chat are present. In the alpine zone, several western species such as Grey Tit, Sickle-winged Chat, Layard’s Warbler and Fairy Flycatcher may be found, whilst this is probably the best place to search for the highly endangered Bearded Vulture.
Within easy reach of Himeville/Underberg, there are other habitats such as the mist belt forest, grasslands and wetlands. The forests are home to the rare Cape Parrot and Orange Thrush, and other species such as Chorister Robin, Forest Canary and Yellow-throated Warbler. This general area is home to all three of the southern African crane species (Grey Crowned, Wattled and Blue), the very rare Blue Swallow and the enigmatic seldom-recorded Short-tailed Pipit and Black-rumped Buttonquail.
Our trip with Aldo was exceptional! He made extra effort to make our experience memorable, we loved ... - carel van der merwe.
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carel van der merwe
Our trip with Aldo was exceptional! He made extra effort to make our experience memorable, we loved every moment of it! Definitely recommended, would love to do it again. With thanks, Carel
Izak Du Plessis
Amazing day with Emile!
Sandy van Zyl
My husband, son and I did a Birding Tour with guide Peter on 27/12/22 up Sani Pass. From initial enquiries to being dropped off at the meeting point after the day of touring Roof of Africa were amazing! Nothing was too much effort for Peter, he is a star driver navigating the Pass and his bird knowledge is on another level. To Emille and team, thank you for one of the best days of my life! I highly recommend that if you are in the area you do this or other tours with Roof of Africa.