It is unlikely that nature lovers will go out of their way to visit a wetland which is located between Khakibos, Cosmos flowers, Blue Gum trees, Maize fields, cattle kraals, mine dumps and power lines. We visited Blesbokspruit directly after spending 3 days in the bird paradise of Ndumo Game Reserve. We thought it will be an anti-climax and did not expect too much. What a nice surprise.
In the surrounding grasslands right next to the wetlands, we saw Amor Falcons, Pin-tailed Whydahs, Long-tailed Widowbirds, Orange-breasted Waxbills, Southern Red Bishops, African Snipes, Swainsons’s Spurfowl, Cape Batis and more.