THATE VONDO FOREST

20May

Thathe is regarded as the most majestic and beautiful forest in the Limpopo region. Regarded as the most majestic and beautiful forest in the Limpopo region. Thathe forest is located above the Lake Fundudzi, nestled in the mountains, and we highly recommend visiting the lake, which is also steeped in local folklore. Thathe is bursting with life, from giant hardwood and yellowwood trees, ferns, thick undergrowth, creepers, through to forest species of birds. A great birding route, one can view white-starred robin, chorister robin-chat, Knysna turaco, yellow-streaked greenbul and orange ground-thrush. Due to its cultural status by the Venda people, no hiking is allowed in the forest, although it can be explored along a designated forestry track, accompanied by a local guide.