Western Cape

At a glance
When one ranks biodiversity hotspots on the African continent, not one gets closer to the top spot than South Africa’s Western Cape. Geo-topographically it contains hundreds of kilometres of coastline, wetlands, high mountains, Afromontane forest patches, the desolate Karoo desert and of course the Fynbos of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
This uniqueness of habitat also results in a unique bird component and the Western Cape is the place for the endemics-seeker, with up to 40 species possible in our 9 day trip! Throw in breathtaking and picturesque scenery, warm and welcoming people, a long and interesting history, world class wineries and cuisine, the iconic Table Mountain and superb tourism infrastructure and the result is an unforgettable birding, wildlife and cultural experience in the fairest Cape of them all.  Read more for full itinerary
Tour info:
Next departure dates:     To be confirmed
Duration: 8 Days
Spaces available:     Yes
Top Birds:

Cape Rockjumper
Cape Sugarbird
Cape Siskin
Protea and Cape Canary
Orange-breasted Sunbird
African Penguin
African Oystercatcher
Black Harrier
Southern Black Korhaan
Blue Crane
Denham’s Bustard
Cape Francolin
Grey-winged Francolin
Knysna Woodpecker
Cape Penduline Tit
White-backed Mousebird
Southern Tchagra
Southern Boubou
Burchell’s Courser
Karoo Eremomela
Knysna Warbler
Namaqua and Victorin’s Warbler

Top Mammals:

Afro-Australian Fur SealCommon Eland Blesbok (Bontebok subspecies)Mountain Zebra (Cape subspecies)Hartebeest (Red subspecies)Cape GrysbokGrey RhebokSpringbokBat-eared Fox, Chacma BaboonSouthern Right WhaleLong-beaked Common Dolphin


Top Attractions:
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens;
Cape Point Nature Reserve;
Desolate Tankwa Karoo National Park;
Bontebok National Park;
De Hoop Nature Reserve;
West Coast National Park;
Diverse culture and rich history;
World famous Cape Town;
Excellent local cuisine;
Stunning scenery


ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day 1 Arrival in Cape Town
Day 2 The Cape Peninsula
Day 3 The Cape Peninsula
Day 4 Cape Town to Swellendam (Bontebok National Park)
Day 5 De Hoop Nature Reserve (Agulhas Plain)
Day 6 Grootvadersbosch and drive to Ceres Valley
Day 7 Tankwa Karoo National Park
Day 8 West Coast National Park
Day 9 Return to Cape Town and End of Tour

All our tours can be customised according to your specific requirements. Get in touch with one of our team members for more information at info@naturetravelbirding.com

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