Vaalnest Boutique Hotel is a birders paradise!

Posted on Thu January 17, 2013 in Birding in Vaal Marina.

Bird watching is one of the main attractions at the Vaalnest Boutique Hotel at the Vaal Dam. We have such a big variety of birds indigenous to the Vaal Dam Birding Route on our premises that you can sit on your balcony with your binoculars … and we promise you will spot a few good ones!
And while you visit the hotel for a birding break away, you can read this amazing book:

Southern African Birdfinder: Where to find 1400 bird species in southern Africa, C Cohen & C Spottiswoode, assisted by J Rossouw, New Holland, Softback. 2006.

It is the ideal companion to all the local bird field guides. After an introduction to birding in the southern African region, the authors identify and describe more than 330 birding sites and associated birds across South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and, the little-documented but increasingly popular, areas of Angola, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi.

All sites are ranked into one of three categories of priority: essential (the regions best); excellent (top sites but expendable to a time-limited visitor) and local interest (ideal for those looking for new areas to explore). All sites include practical details of access, best times to visit, habitat diversity and general natural history.

Includes a fold-out map of the entire region that features all routes. A quick guide to finding the region’s top 100 birds and an annotated checklist conclude the book.

“Written by three of the most experienced birders in the region, they have poured their experience into its production and this really shows in the level of detail and coverage.” – Martin Fowlie, BTO