cape-sugarbirdSouth Africa is a great destination for birding and the presence of big and small mammals, which can be easily found visiting one of the many National Parks or Game reserves, makes this country one of the most pleasant countries to visit. We will find a variety of habitats during our tour; almost treeless grassland, “bushveld” often referred to in South Africa as Savannah and the East Coast Littoral - a moist tropical to sub-tropical mosaic of forest, coastal thicket and grassland, and for those signing up for the extension the Pelagic - open sea up to 200km off-shore. Each of these habitats has its own suite of birds.

Special CommentIt goes without saying that all our accommodation is of the usual very high standard as all Worldwide Birding Tours. This tour is relaxed and recommended if comfort and easy pace is required.
trumpeter-hornbillWe have included several days to spend in the Kruger National Park, which is not only a paradise for those who are interested to see the African mammals, but also one of the finest birding destinations in South Africa
Of the 850 or so species that have been recorded in South Africa, about 725, or 85%, are resident or annual visitors, and about 50 of these are endemic or near- endemic to South Africa, and can only be seen in the country.

We have planned an extension to Cape Town. This extension includes a pelagic trip out of Cape Town. This trip offers the chance to see large numbers of Albatrosses, Shearwaters, Petrels and Storm-petrels. We will also visit the West Coast National Park and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

The outstanding infrastructure, great accommodation, excellent food and spectacular and varied scenery make South Africa a very attractive destination to visit.
 
All our guests always have regular options, either join-in with the tour group birding and wildlife viewing or opt-out and enjoy your own company. You, the client, have choices unlike with so many other group tours!

Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive. A deposit of € 250 is all we require! Book online...

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