Songimvelo Nature Reserve

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 46,540 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2013 very high unfavourable low
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Site summary
Located in eastern Mpumalanga, just south of Barberton, this IBA abuts Swaziland's Malolotja Nature Reserve. The area includes some of the most rugged mountain terrain in all of southern Africa, as the nature reserve is located along South Africa's eastern Drakensberg escarpment. More than 300 bird species have been recorded in the reserve.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Songimvelo Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.