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Johannesburg - Walter Sisulu Botanic Gardens



These beautiful botanic gardens are one of Johannesburg’s most idyllic natural sites, and here one can see Verreaux’s Eagle and other raptors soar in front of a lovely waterfall, while the beautiful landscaped gardens are literally hopping with birds, many of them very approachable.

Duration: 1

Tour Start: Johannesburg

Tour End: Johannesburg

The Aloe garden can sometimes be teeming with spectacular Sunbirds, such as White-bellied, Greater Double-collared, and Amethyst. The lawns are often crawling with birds like various Lapwings, including Crowned, Blacksmith, and African Wattled, Crested Barbet, Bokmakierie, Cape Robin-Chat, Thrushes such as Karoo and Kurrichane, and many others. The woodlands and forests have Black-headed Oriole, African Paradise Flycatcher, and various Cuckoos in summer, such as Red-chested, Black, and Diederik. Small lakes and a pleasant river support other good birds, including uncommon species such as African Black Duck, as well as Kingfishers, including Giant and Half-collared (with a bit of luck). A more strenuous walk can generate less common birds such as Lazy Cisticola or Striped Pipit, among others.

These lovely gardens are home to a great many other birds not mentioned above, and they lend themselves particularly well to a productive and pleasant half day of birding, for the morning or afternoon. If you wish to bird for the whole day, either it’s at a relaxed pace or we can take you to additional sites. The gardens are one of the best places in Johannesburg for bird photography, because the birds tend to be confiding.

The guide for day trips is allocated only after you have booked, as all of them are run as private trips. But we always use the country’s top birding guides.


Price: Please see http://birdingecotours.com/birding-day-trips/.

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Limit (Group Size): 4 - 7
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Date End: September 11, 2018
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Duration: 11 days
Limit (Group Size): 4 - 7
Date Start: September 01, 2017
Date End: September 11, 2017
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Limit (Group Size): 4 - 7
Date Start: March 09, 2018
Date End: March 21, 2018
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Photo and Birding Tour Namibia and Botswana: 13-day Adventure 2018

Duration: 13 days
Limit (Group Size): 4 - 7
Date Start: March 09, 2018
Date End: March 21, 2018
Price: R89,797 per person sharing, based on 4 – 7 participants in a 14-seater van with some seats removed.
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As for Mark’s guiding abilities I thought he was superb leader! Mark is thoroughly familiar with the Western Cape South Africa area, all of its birds, and all of it mammals (even the whales we saw from a couple of sites)! Mark is fluent in both English and Afrikaans. He knew all the owners of the lodges we stayed in. He knew all the birding sites throughout the area from national parks, to city gardens, to mountain passes, to desert scrub to sewage ponds! With one exception (the elusive Ground Woodpecker) Mark’s guiding led us to see all the birds billed in our trip itinerary. He also knew where there were some really good restaurants! He was a big help to some of our party that stayed some extra time in Cape Town. I would certainly take another tour with Mark.

John J. Collins Raritan, NJ



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