Ntandanyathi Bird & Game Hide - Kruger National Park

Nthandanyathi bird hideThe Nthandanyathi Bird and Game Hide is situated close to Lower Sabie Rest Camp on the S28 Nhlowa Road. It is a very quiet viewing point and can produce some amazing sights. The name "Nthandanyathi" translated and explained basically means where the Buffalo like to drink. There are a lot of water and woodland birds at the hide that can be photographed at close range.

Nthandanyathi bird and game hideThere are a lot of Sharptooth Catfish and Terrapin that can be viewed directly in the water. The Nthandanyathi Hide is wheelchair friendly and is easy to access for the disabled. On my one visit to the Nthandanyathi hide I witnessed a Blue Waxbill feeding it's fledglings in a nest, you can also view quite large Crocodiles at the hide.

What Can Be Seen From the Ntandanyathi Hide?

Hippos at the Nthandanyathi HideIf you stay at the Nthandanyathi Bird and Game hide long enough you will often see animals coming to drink, there are normally always Hippo's to keep you entertained while you wait.

Game Viewing: Impala, Civet, Warthog, Blue Wildebeest, Burchell's Zebra, Giraffe, Bushbuck, Elephant, Hippo, Buffalo, Baboon, Leopard, Cheetah.

Birding: Wood Sandpiper, Bennett's Woodpecker, Threebanded Plover, Blacksmith Lapwing, Woodland Kingfisher, Emerald Spotted Wood Dove, African Fish Eagle, Black Crake, Blue Waxbill, Greenbacked Night Heron, Grey Heron, Village Weaver, Goliath Heron, Hamerkop, Egyptian Goose, Wiretailed Swallow, European Swallow, Little Bee Eater, African Openbill.