The dynamic Raymond Rampolokeng runs Bay of Grace Tours, which offers birdwatching tours in the wetland areas of Soweto, including the Orlando and Moroka dams. Raymond is an avid conservationist, and Soweto's first trained birding guide.
A fountain of knowledge on the unusual habits and migratory patterns of the interesting variety of birdlife that calls Soweto home, you couldn't want for a better guide to the township's lesser-known green spaces. While Soweto may not be known for its eagles or vultures, visitors will find that the extensive wetlands that cut through the middle of the township are home to an array of unusual birdlife.
Tours can be tailor-made to suit the interests of visitors, and even if you don't manage to spot much birdlife on your tour it is the unusual places that you will get to visit on the hunt for birds that make Bay Of Grace tours so memorable.
Highlights include climbing to the top of Soweto's Enoch Sontonga koppie (small hill) for spectacular views over the township. Tours can also be arranged to include a Vaal River birding cruise in Vanderbijlpark. Advance booking is essential.