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Bateleur

Bateleur Bush Camp is camp is prime elephant area, situated 40 km from Shingwedzi main rest camp in the northern Mopane/Woodland savannah on the banks of the Mashokwe river.

About Bateleur

Bateleur Bush Camp is camp is situated 40 km from Shingwedzi main rest camp in the northern Mopane/Woodland savannah on the banks of the Mashokwe river.

The game viewing can be very rewarding around this delightful camp, situated on the Mashokwe spruit. The oldest and one of the smallest bush camps, it is named after the short tailed eagle formerly known as the Bateleur eagle. Two dams close by are exclusively accessible for camp visitors, namely Rooibosrand and Silwervis..

Why visit Bateleur?

  • Bateleur has an idyllic location in prime elephant country.
  • Birding can be very productive in the area.
  • The mopane’s butterfly shaped leaves change to yellow, orange and red brown in autumn, which gives this area it’s unique warm winter colour.
  • Crossing of the tropic of Capricorn

Tips:

A camp to get away from the crowds in the larger main camps.
Walk around the camp site for,great birding and tree spotting possibilities.
Make sure to visit the tropic of Capricorn cairn and the Mooiplaas waterhole, which often gets good elephant and predator sightings
In the camp, be sure to keep an eye and ear open for owls and nightjars at night.

Biome(animal and plant habitat)

Mopane shrubveld, with Mopane/Bushwillow

Animals to look out for in the area:

Prime Big 5 area
Elephant
Leopard
Buffalo
Rarer antelope
Lion
Hyena
At silwervis dam:
Crocodile
Hippopotamus
Nyala
Bushbuck

Birds to look out for in the area:

African Darter
African Fish Eagles
African Spoonbill
Black-bellied Bustard
Black-winged Stilt
Chestnut-backed Sparrowlark
Collared (Red-winged) Pratincole
Cormorant Reed
Cormorant White-breasted
Crowned Lapwing
Egrets
Kingfishers
Red-crested Korhaan
Storks
Swallow Mosque
Swallow Wire-tailed
White-winged Tern

Not to miss routes in the area:
Water centered game and bird viewing:

Find more information about the environment around the bush camp, from the main camps close by
See Shingwedzi
See Mopani

Accommodation:

Guest Cottages 7
Bateleur has the best accommodation of all the bush camps

Contact Bateleur

Tel: +27 (0)13 735-6843

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© images Jacques Fouché

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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