Lodging for birders around the world

This is a list of Hotels, Inns and B&B's recommended by Birdingpals
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*Lodging I have visited personally, has a note with my comments.
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South Africa

Kingfisher Cottage, Marina da Gama
Cannon Island
Birdwatch from your own self catering cottage for 2 overlooking the waterways of the Greater Zandvlei Wetlands Nature Reserve! We are within easy reach of important birding sites of Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Rondevlei Bird Sanctuary and Strandfontein Waste Water Treatment Works. And only two kilometers from False Bay coastline at Muizenberg. Owners birding enthusiasts
Dunvegan Lodge
Cape Town
Mr Jack Jeffrey from Hawai of "Jack Jeffrey Wildlife Photography" stayed at our Guest house last night and recommended, that we contacted you re inclusion of our Lodge as a Bird Friendly venue.
We are situated on the Clovelly mountain bordering onto the Silvermine Nature Reserve and have all the Fynbos birds frequenting our garden. We also are an easy walk away (300m)from the Clovelly wetland area. I am an enthusiastic amateur birder with a working knowledge of the birds in our immediate surrounds. Peter Mcleod.

Little Lodge B&B
Newlands, Capetown
A convenient location for radial trips in the region; especially excellent for the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden which officially opens at 8am, but the Rycroft Gate opens at sun-up or even earlier. it's about a 10 minute walk to the main gate and 15 minutes to the Rycroft Gate. Birdingpal Peter T. Johnson, Princeton, NJ ptjohnson(AT)verizon.net
Afton Grove
Noordhoek, Cape Town
I stayed here in Noordhoek, south of Cape Town a few years ago. Wonderful accommodation and food as well as being dead handy for the Cape, Boulders, Kommetjie and Simonstown if you're risking a pelagic trip. Great info' on sites for birds. Loads of things to do for non-birding partners too. Very friendly place. Birdingpal Bob Foskett rfoskett(AT)ntlworld.com
Klein Cedarberg Inn
Swartruggens Conservancy, Cedarberg
The rustic lodge is way out in the boonies north of Ceres and close to Katbakkies Pass, a stunning place to bird. Werner does marvels in a tiny kitchen too. Essential to take heed of the map - a hard lace to find! Stay as long as you can. Birdingpal Bob Foskett rfoskett(AT)ntlworld.com
Tanqua Guesthouse
Cordon-bleu cuisine, probably one of the remotest guesthouses anywhere, Burchell's Courser regular. Birdingpal Paul Gaffan paul.gaffan(AT)btinternet.com
The Outlook Lodge
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Kgomo Kgomo Lodge
Johannesburg, Gauteng
2 Mokolo B&B
Johannesburg, Gauteng
2 Mokolo is central Johannesburg's first BirdLife SA accredited birder-friendly establishment, catering to the needs of birders, twitchers, or the common or garden bird-mad enthusiast spending time in Gauteng. Should you find yourself in the big city on business or in transit, don't miss out on the must-see birds the province has to offer. Welcome to 2 Mokolo – your birding base for Gauteng.
A Stone's Throw B&B
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
Honeywood Farm
Heidelberg Cape
Great setting very close to Grootvadersbosch NR, home cooked food, good company. Birdingpal Paul Gaffan paul.gaffan(AT)btinternet.com
Kloof Falls Lodge B&B
Kloof (north of Durban by 30 min. tollway)
Set above a gorge, good trails and birding at the B&B; easy access to major birding areas of this southern Midlands area.. A good location, clean, very early breakfasts and packed lunch possibilities; even packed breakfasts; knowledge of the area, reasonable prices. Birdingpal Peter T. Johnson, Princeton, NJ ptjohnson(AT)verizon.net
Pumula Lodge
Pumula Lodge is situated on the Cape Birding Route and nature and bird lovers can enjoy the abundant bird life supported by the beautiful, indigenous garden. Over 100 species have been identified to date.
Heuglins on Winmarleigh Farm
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
Falcons Rest Guest House
Langebaan, Western Province
Stunning! very comfortable and very clean. Birdingpal Paul Gaffan paul.gaffan(AT)btinternet.com
Mkuze Falls Game Resort
Pongola, Kwazulu Natal
Toad Hall Guest House & self catering
Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga
The Wakkerstroom region is high grasslands, a major wetland and lake area with bird hides, known for larks, cranes and many passerines. A good location, clean, very early breakfasts and packed lunch possibilities; even packed breakfasts; knowledge of the area, reasonable prices. Birdingpal Peter T. Johnson, Princeton, NJ ptjohnson(AT)verizon.net
Cosy Cottage B&B
Flick's Places B&B
Onrus River, Western Cape
Purple Heron Guest House
The Island, Sedgefield
A bird watcher’s paradise – borrow our binoculars and go bird watching along the river. Over 250 marine, estuarine and evergreen forest species in the area. Hides nearby; field guide available for day trips.
Braeside B&B
Taylor's B&B
Underberg, Southern Drakensberg
Mallard Cottage
White River, Kruger Park

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Last update 16/06/2013