South Africa: Johannesburg / Pretoria
In Johannesburg, we recommend Suikerbosrand/Marievale (south of Johannesburg) if you only have one day available. If you have a second day, we suggest Zaagkuilsdrif and environs (north of Pretoria), an area which has Kalahari-type birds. The Roodepoort Botanic Gardens provides an excellent half day around Johannesburg.
1 Day Birding TripsJohannesburg - Walter Sisulu Botanic Gardens
Johannesburg - Highveld and Wetlands
Dinokeng / Zaagkuilsdrift
1-3-day Northeastern Gauteng
2 Day Birding Trips1.5 - 2-day Trips for Rare Owls, Flufftails, Drakensberg Endemics, and more, near Johannesburg
3 Day Birding TripsOther / miscellaneous 1 - 3-day birding tours available in the Johannesburg / Pretoria area
4 Day Birding TripsThere are currently no day trips under this category.
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What our clients say
In the fall of 2011 my wife and I did a 28 day bird watching tour of South Africa with Birding Ecotours. Birding Ecotours was recommended by our Canadian agent, Tours of Exploration. Both of our driver/guides were excellent and our group of 5 saw well over 500 species of birds and over 60 species of animals as well as a large number of amazing endemic plants. The tours were well planned and run and came off without a hitch. The guides were very patient and accommodating and allowed us to change the schedule when we were in areas of great interest. Along with showing us the amazing natural history of South Africa our guides also explained the cultural history which made the trip special. We hope that we will have the opportunity to will travel with Birding Ecotours again in the near future.