Birding is very rewarding in the Balule Game Reserve. The Reserve is home to over 250 different bird species, including Pel’s Fishing Owl, the Southern Ground Hornbill, the Lappet-Faced Vulture, the Martial Eagle, the Kori Bustard and the Saddle-Billed Stork. Over 80% of the country’s raptor species can be spotted in Balule!
You can do a lot of bird watching when simply sitting in our gardens or while lounging on the deck next to the pool. The lodge is frequented by birds of all kinds and an afternoon of bird watching is a peaceful way to relax. Some of the birds that frequent the lodge include francolins, cuckoos, kingfishers and sunbirds. The nights are filled with the sounds of elusive owls.