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Goliath Heron


Greater Durban Region - Birding Day Tours


Sustain's Greater Durban birding day tour journeys to multiple different habitats and altitudes in a short space. We will visit habitats such as Krantzkloof mistbelt forest, Pigeon Valley coastal forest, Umgeni River estuary and mouth, Umhlanga Estuary and coastal dune forest, Sappi Stanger wetland, and possibly the Amatikulu coastal grassland and forest.

Target species:

Spotted Ground-Thrush, Southern Tchagra, Southern Bald Ibis, Buff-spotted Flufftail, Crested Guineafowl, Southern Brown-throated Weaver, African Crowned Eagle, Palm-nut Vulture, Black Sparrowhawk, African Goshawk, Western Osprey, African Harrier-Hawk, Woolly-necked Stork, Narina Trogon, Lemon Dove, Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher, Black-throated Wattle-eye, Mangrove Kingfisher, Purple-crested Turaco, Olive Bush-Shrike, Goliath Heron, Little Bittern, Pied Avocet, African Rail, Baillon's Crake, Lesser Moorhen, Blue-billed Teal, African Pygmy Kingfisher, Greater Painted-snipe, Western Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Swamp-Warbler, Black-crowned Night-Heron, African Oystercatcher, Red-capped Robin Chat, Terrestrial Brownbul, Yellow-bellied Greenbul, Eastern Nicator, Dark-backed Weaver, Black-bellied Starling, Olive Woodpecker, Green Twinspot, Red-fronted Tinkerbird, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, African Emerald Cuckoo, Yellow-throated Longclaw, Grey Sunbird, Rufous-winged Cisticola, Red-headed Quelea, Common Quail, White-fronted Bee-eater.

Duration = <12 hours


Cost = R 4,900 for one person, and R 500 for every additional person.

Includes: Guiding fees, vehicle and fuel, tolls, entrance fees.

Excludes: Meals, drinks, gratuities, flights, accommodation, incidentals and gifts, personal insurance.


Self-drive Cost (own vehicle) = R 2,950 for the guide, and R 300 for every additional person.

Includes: Guiding fees.

Excludes: Vehicle, fuel, tolls, entrance fees, meals, drinks, gratuities, flights, accommodation, incidentals and gifts, personal insurance.

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