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Birding Tour South Africa: 8-day Western Cape October 2017



“The Fairest Cape” is an apt name for this part of the world, with the iconic Table Mountain, the picturesque Cape Peninsula, winelands in spectacular valleys between the Cape Fold Mountains, and arguably the world’s most beautiful beaches.
It’s amid this splendid scenery that one can find a staggering number of bird endemics, many of them completely restricted to the “fynbos” or “Cape flora” (the richest place on earth for plants, even richer than the Amazon!) and the nearby Karoo semi-desert across the rain shadow formed by the mountainous barrier.

Moreover, off Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope are the trawling grounds where some of the world’s best pelagic trips venture – we usually see at least four albatross species along with shearwaters, petrels, storm-petrels, African Penguin, Cape Gannet, and all the others.

Our 8-day tour allows adequate time to do this province justice, finding most of the important birds and hopefully exceeding 200 species.

This tour can be combined with our preceding Kruger National Park and Escarpment Birding Safari October 2017 tour and then with our following 16-day Subtropical South Africa Birding Adventure October 2017 for a 36-day South African adventure, and, following this, our Namibia, Okavango, and Victoria Falls 18-day Birding Adventure 2017 for a stunning Southern African mega tour.

Duration: 8 days

Limit (Group Size): 8 (rarely 9)

Spaces Available: 6

Date Start: October 09, 2017

Date End: October 16, 2017

Tour Start: Cape Town

Tour End: Cape Town

 

 


Price: R28,727 per person sharing, (The prices assume a group of 8, but we typically guarantee the departure even with a smaller group.)

Single Supplement: R4,395

Price includes:

Meals

Accommodation

Entrance fees

Guiding fees

All transport while on tour

Price excludes:

International flights

Domestic or international flights to join any further tour(s)

Personal insurance

Alcoholic beverages

Gratuities

Laundry service

Personal expenses such as gifts

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Limit (Group Size): 4 - 7
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Date End: March 21, 2018
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What our clients say

Dear Chris, After a great and exciting tour with John Tinkler, I would like to thank you for appointing him as my guide for the trip. Even though John (and others) said that I was unlucky with the weather, I didn’t mind at all. We saw >190 species, granting me most of my ‘special’ targets. John managed to give me spectacular views of many species from his special vehicle resulting in id and better shots of about 50% of the birds found. I have started to sort out my >1000 pictures and will post a few of what I rate as iconic SA birds as a preview. Next to the birds, John gave me a very special but cold experience in the Tankwa Karoo. It was a trip I’ll never forget and I definitely recommend John as a superb guide.

Marc Smits, the Netherlands
09/18/2012



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