Our western South Africa Cape extensions, combined with our eastern South Africa tours, can produce up to an incredible 500 bird and 50 mammal species, including many South African endemics and near-endemics. Commencing in Cape Town, widely considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities, we set out to explore the breathtaking Cape Peninsula, the succulent Tanqua Karoo, West Coast National Park and teeming pelagic waters. Cape targets include the comical African Penguin, Black Harrier, Ludwig’s Bustard, elusive Cinnamon-breasted Warbler, attractive Victorin’s Warbler, Karoo Lark, stunning Orange-breasted and Southern Double-collared Sunbirds, Cape Sugarbird, Protea, Cape and Forest Canaries, Cape Siskin, Cape Bulbul and Cape Rockjumper, the last belonging to a family that is endemic to southern Africa. Regional endemics could include Rufous-eared Warbler, Southern Boubou, Cape Batis, Cape Grassbird, Karoo Prinia, Karoo Eremomela, Cape Weaver, Fiscal Flycatcher, Namaqua Warbler, Cape Spurfowl and Olive Thrush. An unforgettable experience is definitely a pelagic trip out to sea from Cape Town, whereby finding a fishing vessel could produce literally thousands of birds in its wake. Indian and Atlantic Yellow-nosed, Black-browed and Shy Albatrosses, Cape and White-chinned Petrels, Southern and Northern Giant Petrels and Cape Gannet are regularly encountered.

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.

Top Birds

Cape Rockjumper, Cape Sugarbird, Cape Bulbul, Cape Siskin, Protea, Forest, Cape & Black-headed Canaries, Orange-breasted, Malachite & Southern Double-collared Sunbirds, African Penguin, African Oystercatcher, Crowned, Bank & Cape Cormorants, Hartlaub’s Gull, Black Harrier, Southern Black & Karoo Korhaans, Ludwig’s Bustard, Cape Spurfowl, Bokmakierie, Victorin’s, Namaqua, Rufous-eared, Cinnamon-breasted, and Layard’s Warblers, Karoo Eremomela, Cape Penduline Tit, White-backed Mousebird, Karoo and Tractrac Chats, Karoo Scrub Robin, Southern Boubou, Fiscal and Fairy Flycatchers, Cape Batis, Cape Grassbird, Karoo Lark, Grey Tit, Grey-winged Francolin, Olive Thrush, South African Shelduck, Cape Shoveler, Indian & Atlantic Yellow-nosed, Black-browed & Shy Albatrosses, Southern & Northern Giant Petrels, Cape and White-chinned Petrels, Cape Gannet

Top Mammals

Afro-Australian Fur Seal, Southern Right Whale, Common Eland, Blesbok (Bontebok), (Cape) Mountain Zebra, (Red) Hartebeest, Cape Grey Mongoose, Klipspringer, Springbok, Steenbok, Cape Grysbok, Grey Rhebok, Chacma Baboon, Rock Hyrax, Meerkat

Habitats Covered

mountains, semi-desert, fynbos, coastal and pelagic waters, wetlands

Expected Climate

subtropical with occasional rain, can be cold in winter

Max Group Size

6 with 1 Rockjumper leader

Tour Pace & Walking

moderate pace with undemanding walks, some long drives

Accommodation

comfortable guesthouses

Ease of Birding

easy

Number of Species Expected

+-200

Other Attractions

Tanqua-Karoo, Table Mountain, Cape Peninsula, great food & wine

Photographic Opportunities

excellent

What our clients say about us

James Wade Lee
AF, South Africa 2023

Wade is an exceptional individual. Hard to believe he is not 21 and has such an understanding and knowledge of the animals. He also has a great personality and is a hard worker to insure that you get all the help needed to be safe in every aspect of the operation. Ryan was also a hard worker with the customers comfort and satisfaction always in mind. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the animals and their environment. The entire staff was very accommodating and helpful. It is a great operation and was a wonderful experience.

Julian Parsons
SZ, South Africa 2022

I participated on the Flock To Marion & Western Cape-I tour. The tour was great , the Flock was indeed a wonderful experience. Julian, our guide on the land section was very professional, attentive and made the tour a big success. The accommodation facilities were great.

Heinz Ortmann
JM, South Africa 2016 (Private)

We were very happy to have Heinz Ortmann as our guide. He operated the tour very skilfully in every way and with flexibility when needed to try to get all possible targets. We were also very positively surprised that he had such a great knowledge about mammals, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians beside the birds. Since we also are very interested in all these groups, this was a most welcome bonus. A great tour that we will remember for a long time. We would be very happy doing another private trip with Heinz as our guide.

Daniel Danckwerts
AM - South Africa 2022

Dan was excellent and really knowledgeable.

Julian Parsons
RK, South Africa

The tour was fantastic. Julian Parsons is an excellent guide. Outstanding with both birds and people. Several times he was required to troubleshoot problems and issues and did so without distracting from the trip in any way. Our driver was also fantastic. Two flat tires, but he quickly changed out to the spare and arranged to have both fixed, after hours! He was very personable and incredibly safe driver. We always arrived on time (or early) without incident, including when we had the flat tires.

South Africa - Cape Extension IV 2024

04 Oct 2024 - 09 Oct 2024 (6 days)

ZAR35,950 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

Tour price (Per person): ZAR35,950 * USD1,861 * GBP1,468 * EUR1,719 * AUD2,838

Single Supplement: ZAR4,100 * USD212 * GBP167 * EUR196 * AUD324

Flight costs: ZAR3,100 * USD160 * GBP127 * EUR148 * AUD245

South Africa - Cape Extension V 2024

25 Oct 2024 - 30 Oct 2024 (6 days)

ZAR35,950 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Quinton Paul Josop

Tour price (Per person): ZAR35,950 * USD1,861 * GBP1,468 * EUR1,719 * AUD2,838

Single Supplement: ZAR4,100 * USD212 * GBP167 * EUR196 * AUD324

Flight costs: ZAR3,100 * USD160 * GBP127 * EUR148 * AUD245

South Africa - Cape Extension I 2025

24 Jan 2025 - 29 Jan 2025 (6 days)

ZAR38,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): ZAR38,000 * USD1,967 * GBP1,551 * EUR1,817 * AUD3,000

South Africa - Cape Extension II 2025

14 Feb 2025 - 19 Feb 2025 (6 days)

ZAR38,000 - Spaces Available

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): ZAR38,000 * USD1,967 * GBP1,551 * EUR1,817 * AUD3,000

South Africa - Cape Extension III 2025

07 Mar 2025 - 12 Mar 2025 (6 days)

ZAR38,000 - Spaces Available

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): ZAR38,000 * USD1,967 * GBP1,551 * EUR1,817 * AUD3,000

South Africa - Cape Extension IV 2025

03 Oct 2025 - 08 Oct 2025 (6 days)

ZAR38,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): ZAR38,000 * USD1,967 * GBP1,551 * EUR1,817 * AUD3,000

South Africa - Cape Extension V 2025

24 Oct 2025 - 29 Oct 2025 (6 days)

ZAR38,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): ZAR38,000 * USD1,967 * GBP1,551 * EUR1,817 * AUD3,000

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