Cape Rockjumper, Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird are some of the star acts in this exciting and fun 10 day Western Cape endemic birding tour. We aim to show you the Fynbos and Karoo biomes and many of their special birds and mammals.
10 Day Tour with optional extension.
Cost for 10-day tour: Quoted per person in South African Rands. The trip can be booked on a shared on a single room basis in which case a single supplementary cost applies. These prices are valid until April 2021 and a partial increase to cover inflation, can be expected can be expected thereafter. The listed prices are a guide and there may be variation in these at the time of booking. Trip extensions are optional and quoted will be on enquiry.
Shared costs (twin room)
2 pers. - R81 400 p/p
3 pers. - R64 700 p/p
4 pers. - R56 700 p/p
5 pers. - R53 900 p/p
6 pers. - R48 500p/p
Single supplement cost of R4900. Larger groups can be accommodated, and will be quoted on enquiry.
Birding locations visited: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Strandfontein Birding Area, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders, Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard, Hottentot’s Holland Mountains, Stony Point, West Coast National Park, Berg River, Witzenberg Mountains, Tankwa Karoo Valley, Swart Ruggens Mountains, Cape Agulhas, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Breede River croplands, Wilderness National Park.
Key Birds: Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Sugarbird, Cape Rockjumper, Cape Siskin, Victorin’s Warbler, Proteas Canary (Seed-eater), Bank Cormorant, African Penguin, Cape Rock Thrush, Ground Woodpecker, Southern Black, Karoo Korhaan, Ludwig's Bustard, Denham’s Bustard, Cape Penduline Tit, Cape Long-billed Lark, Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Cape Clapper Lark, Southern Tchagra, Karoo Eremomela, Rufous-eared Warbler, Cinnamon-breasted Warbler, Namaqua Warbler, Black-headed Canary, Black-eared Sparrowlark, Karoo Lark, Burchell's Courser, Blue Crane, Cape Vulture, Cape Eagle Owl, Knysna Turaco, Knysna Warbler, Knysna Woodpecker, Olive Bushshrike, Chorister Robin Chat, White Starred Robin.
Key mammals: Cape Mountain Zebra, Cape Eland, Bontebok, Grey Rhebok, Steenbok, Grey Duiker, Cape Grysbok, Large Grey and Small Grey Mongoose, Yellow Mongoose, Rock Hyrax, Cape Hare, Smith's Red Rock Rabbit, Four Striped Field Mouse, Caracal (Lynx), Cape Clawless Otter, Southern Right Whale, Hump-back Whale, Bryde’s Whale, Common Dolphin, Dusky Dolphin, Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Heaviside’s Dolphin and Cape Fur Seal.
Health: Malaria does not occur in the Western Cape Province. This tour requires a moderate level of fitness and we walk a few kilometres on some of the days. This can be managed to your physical abilities and the programme is flexible.
Weather: The summers (November to March) are hot, upwards of 28°C, while the coast remains moderate with midday temperatures normally reaching 25°C to 28°C. The winters (May to August) are cold to temperate, with daytime temperatures ranging between 8°C and 20°C during the day. Cold fronts are regular at this time of year, which roll in over the Cape from of the southern Atlantic.
Group size: preferably 1 to 6. Larger groups can be accommodated and will be quoted.
Departure and finishing point: Cape Town, South Africa.
Accommodation: Medium to upper class style hotels and guesthouses in the three to four star range.
Vehicles: We utilise cars, minibuses and double cab style 4x4’s.
Meals: Price include dinners and breakfast. The trip can be booked to include lunches. Meals are in-house at our accommodation or at nearby local restaurants. Your guide will join you for dinners, excluding the Cape Town evenings of the programme where they will be required to travel home after the day’s activities.
Typical day: 7am breakfast, followed by departure to birding area. Combination of walking and car birding depending on the requirements. Brunch or early lunch is optional. Afternoon birding. The days are generally 9 to 10 hours long. Your trip lists will be updated on a regular basis with you.
The trip cost INCLUDES:
- Local guides;
- Tips for staff at lodges and camps;
- All Meals, from dinner on day one to breakfast on day 17;
- Bottled drinking water;
- Fangs and Feathers tour leader;
- Spotting scope and bird calls;
- Transfers to and from airport;
- Any entrance fees to birding sites;
- IOC checklists.
The trip cost EXCLUDES:
- Any International or domestic flights;
- Any tips for tour leaders;
- Snacks on-route;
- Additional drinks, apart from bottled water;
- Alcoholic beverages;
- Visa fees and travel insurance;
- Airport taxes if applicable;
- Excursions not included in the tour itinerary;
- Extras in hotels such as laundry service, minibars, room service, tips for optional luggage porters;
- Telephone calls;
- Personal items;
- Medical fees;
- Other items or services not specifically mentioned as being included.
Please note that this a moderate paced birding and nature tour, some days may be longer than others depending on how things go on the day. It is possible that there will be unexpected delays in travel and services at times. Africa runs at a different rhythm to most other parts of the world. We will do our best at all times to ensure that your expectations and requirements are met.