The Lammergeyer Hide is located in the Giants Castle reserve of the Drakensberg.
The famous Lammergeyer Hide is located in the Giants Castle Nature reserve of the Drakensberg. Lammergeyer is the other name given to the Bearded Vulture, and endangered Bird of Prey found in the Drakensberg area of South Africa.
The bearded vulture or Lammergeyer is most famous for its method of dropping bones from a height and once broken these vutures eat the marrow inside. The bearded vulture is one of the shyest of vultures, and lives a mostly solitary existence, on remote mountains and cliff faces.
The vulture hide ‘feeding season’ is May to September, and bookings open in the previous November. Tel 036-3533718, fax 036-3533775. Access is by 4×4 vehicle, provided by yourself or by the reserve. Alternatively, enquire about professional guides who will take you there or accompany you.
“A REAL bucket list venue for photographers and bird lovers. We recently booked and spent the day at this fantastic site. Although the hide is relatively small it was very comfortable for the 4 of us – 3 photographers and myself. The photographs from that day are exceptionally good – can’t imagine having better opportunities anywhere. If you love birds and photography this venue is a must! There is even a flush loo next to the hide. We had a day that we will all remember for the rest of our lives.” – Sandy from Hoedspruit