birder friendly accommodation
BirdLife South Africa Travel aims to promote South Africa as a top class bird watching destination which is vital for the long term conservation of the country's wild birds and their habitats. It is a specialist advisory agency where birders can get up-to-date information on birding in South Africa, as well as assistance with customized itinerary planning.
An integral part of the Birding Routes is partnerships with local accommodation establishments. Global trends in ecotourism have indicated a willingness from ecotourists to support establishments that undertake activities that are in line with the principles of responsible tourism. BirdLife South Africa has undertaken to ensure that all the accommodation establishments that they support operate in an environmentally and social sustainable manner in line with the mission statement of BirdLife South Africa.
By displaying the BirdLife South Africa's "Birder Friendly" branding, establishments are easily recognized by birders. Their commitment demonstrates that they are promoting establishments as prime avitourism destinations, whilst doing their bit for wild bird conservation in South Africa.
Birder Friendly Establishments by Province:
- Eastern Cape
- Free State
- Limpopo Province
- North West Province
- Northern Cape
- Western Cape