blue-craneIn December 2013 we have tried out the route of this birding tour. South Africa is indeed a superb destination for birders and in many places you get the bonus of encounters with all sort of mammals. Accommodation is often small scaled, which is really nice. There are some very nice B&B’s and Country Retreats included in this tour of which we are sure that you will like it. It was also a good opportunity to meet our guide Jason. We were very surprised to experience how modern technics are now helping the guide to give the best professional service to the group. One day we came across 2 fighting snakes and with help of the camera and the smartphone we contacted on the spot with some specialist and before we left the identification was done.
We are sure that you will like this new trip.

South Africa Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    22nd of November - 6th of December 2017
  • Price
    € 4.995 p.p.
    € 600 Single supplement
  • Deposit
    € 250 p.p.
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals and transport, fulltime guiding, Nature reserve entrance fees, and airport transfers
  • Excludes
    International Flights, insurance and personal costs.
  • Tour party
    Minimum 6, maximum 8 persons
  • Your flight planning: Arrival on the 22nd of November a tDurban Intl.  Airport, where we will meet at 14.00. Departure on the 6th of December  after 16.00  from Johannesburg Intl. Airport. For those doing the Cape Town extension departure is on the 11th of December after 16.00 from Cape Town Int. Airport.

Extension - Cape Town and Pelagic trip

  • Tour dates
    6th - 11th of December 2017
  • Price
    € 2.400 p.p.*
    €  400 Single supplement.
  • Excludes
    Domestic flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 - Eshowe B&B - Arrival in Durban, transfer to Eshowe
  • Day 2 - Eshowe B&B - Birding in Dlinza Forest, trip to Mtunzini
  • Day 3 - Kingfisher Lodge, St Lucia - Birding in Dlinza Forest, transfer to St Lucia
  • Day 4 - Kingfisher Lodge, St Lucia - Birding around St. Lucia and Estuary
  • Day 5 - Kingfisher Lodge, St Lucia - Cape Vidal in iSimangaliso World Heritage Site
  • Day 6 - Main Camp Mkhuze - Transfer to Mkhuze, birding & game viewing
  • Day 7 - Main Camp Mkhuze - Birding & Game viewing
  • Day 8 - Wetlands Country House, Wakkerstroom - Transfer. Birding in and around grasslands/wetlands
  • Day 9 - Wetlands Country House, Wakkerstroom - Birding in and around grasslands/wetlands
  • Day 10 - Lower Sabie, Kruger N.P. - Transfer to Kruger N.P., birding & game viewing
  • Day 11 - Lower Sabie, Kruger N.P. - Birding & game viewing
  • Day 12 - Skukuza, Kruger N.P. - Birding & game viewing
  • Day 13 - Skukuza, Kruger N.P. - Birding & game viewing
  • Day 14 - Linger Longer Country Retreat, Dullstroom - Transfer, birding for grassland endemnics
  • Day 15 - Birding in the morning. Transfer to Johannesburg - Departure

Extension - Cape Town and Pelagic trip

  • Day 1 - Mariner Guest House - Birding Standfontein Bird Sanctuary
  • Day 2 - Mariner Guest House - Day 2 or 3 Pelagic trip, depending on weather conditions
  • Day 3 - Mariner Guest House - Birding around Cape Town, midday venture up Table Mountain
  • Day 4 - Le Mahi, Langebaan - Kirstenbosch B.G., transfer to West Coast National Park
  • Day 5 - Le Mahi, Langebaan - Birding to Velddrif, via Paternoster and St Helena Bay
  • Day 6 - Birding in the morning. Transfer to Cape Town - Departure