Book Now: Bird Watching Weekend with James Rawdon at Thanda Safari

Twitchers and budding bird enthusiasts alike will be in for a treat as a local bird advocate, James Rawdon will be back for a 5th Bird Banding Weekend at Thanda Safari from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th February.

Return on demand, A birdwatching weekend with James Rawdon, promises to be an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Rawdon, who obtained his bird banding permit in 2012, considers Thanda Safari, located 23 km north of Hluhluwe in KZN, the perfect environment to see the plethora of birds living among the Big Five in the reserve. private.

Take the unique opportunity to see firsthand how wild birds – including migratory birds – are captured, banded and released. Thanda resident wildlife photographer Christian Sperka will capture those special moments, taking pictures of birds and ‘guests with birds’.


Price: R5,994 per person per weekend at Thanda Tented Camp

Package includes:

  • accommodation – two nights in double occupancy at the luxurious Thanda Tented Camp – spacious colonial safari style tents with en-suite bathroom and private observation deck
  • two safaris per day with guide and tracker
  • bird banding exercise – Saturday and Sunday morning (guests will spend time with James and the Thanda Wildlife team and handle, hold and release the birds)
  • every meal
  • selected local drinks (soft drinks, house wines, spirits and beers)

Excluded: conservation tax of R200 per person per stay, tips and all items of a personal nature. Baths and conditions of application.

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