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 / 8 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

Daniel Danckwerts
SR, South Africa 2019

This tour was fantastic-it exceeded all expectations in every aspect. The country is beautiful and it was shown to us in a way I will never forget - the plants, birds, mammals landscapes, insects and people. One of the most rounded lifetime experiences I have had. And now for the guide. Daniel was one of the best (if not the best) guide I’ve ever had. He has incredible birding skills-we missed nothing! His natural science knowledge is vast, especially for his age-it shows his love of nature and willingness to share it. He was very good with us as a group-able to joke around with everyone and meet individual needs. He adapted to all situations smoothly and with great confidence. His driving skills were superb-in the 13 000 km we traveled, not once did I think he made a dangerous or even slightly aggressive move. His choice of lodges and restaurants was great-we didn't lose any weight on the trip! I would travel with him anytime and will seek out destinations where I know he is the guide. Thanks Rockjumper for a wonderful trip.

David Hoddinott
G, South Africa Mega

I would like to add my thanks to you, Crystal, and all the other people associated with Rockjumper for making this the best birding tour in which I have participated. David's leadership was superb as our trip bird count shows. I would be happy to go with Rockjumper on future trips. Thanks again for your assistance during the Mega South Africa trip.

Gregory de Klerk
GB & NB - South Africa 2019

Greg is very knowledgable about everything South Africa and was very good at getting everyone on the birds. He manages the people dynamics very well and kept the mood light and enjoyable.

Gregory de Klerk
JB, South Africa

Greg gave the best introductory talk (regarding group dynamics and birding etiquette), that I have ever heard. Excellent.

Gregory de Klerk
NH, South Africa 2019

Greg de Klerk was an excellent guide who made sure I saw as many birds as possible and set a reasonable pace. He was easy to talk to and very informative, I was very impressed with his knowledge.

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 * USD1,951 * GBP1,536 * EUR1,806 * AUD2,952

Single Supplement: ZAR4,100 * USD222 * GBP175 * EUR206 * AUD337

Flight costs (Linked Tour): ZAR3,100 * USD168 * GBP132 * EUR156 * AUD255

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 * USD1,951 * GBP1,536 * EUR1,806 * AUD2,952

Single Supplement: ZAR4,100 * USD222 * GBP175 * EUR206 * AUD337

Flight costs (Linked Tour): ZAR3,100 * USD168 * GBP132 * EUR156 * AUD255

South Africa - Cape Extension I 2025

24 Jan 2025 - 29 Jan 2025 (6 days)

ZAR35,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

Tour price (Per person): ZAR35,950 * USD1,951 * GBP1,536 * EUR1,806 * AUD2,952

Single Supplement: ZAR2,900 * USD157 * GBP124 * EUR146 * AUD238

Flight costs (Linked Tour): ZAR1,800 * USD98 * GBP77 * EUR90 * AUD148

South Africa - Cape Extension II 2025

14 Feb 2025 - 19 Feb 2025 (6 days)

ZAR35,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Ryan Tyrer

Tour price (Per person): ZAR35,950 * USD1,951 * GBP1,536 * EUR1,806 * AUD2,952

Single Supplement: ZAR2,900 * USD157 * GBP124 * EUR146 * AUD238

Flight costs (Linked Tour): ZAR1,800 * USD98 * GBP77 * EUR90 * AUD148

South Africa - Cape Extension III 2025

07 Mar 2025 - 12 Mar 2025 (6 days)

ZAR35,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Ryan Tyrer

Tour price (Per person): ZAR35,950 * USD1,951 * GBP1,536 * EUR1,806 * AUD2,952

Single Supplement: ZAR2,900 * USD157 * GBP124 * EUR146 * AUD238

Flight costs (Linked Tour): ZAR1,800 * USD98 * GBP77 * EUR90 * AUD148

South Africa - Cape Extension IV 2025

03 Oct 2025 - 08 Oct 2025 (6 days)

ZAR35,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

Tour price (Per person): ZAR35,950 * USD1,951 * GBP1,536 * EUR1,806 * AUD2,952

Single Supplement: ZAR2,900 * USD157 * GBP124 * EUR146 * AUD238

Flight costs (Linked Tour): ZAR1,800 * USD98 * GBP77 * EUR90 * AUD148

South Africa - Cape Extension V 2025

24 Oct 2025 - 29 Oct 2025 (6 days)

ZAR35,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

Tour price (Per person): ZAR35,950 * USD1,951 * GBP1,536 * EUR1,806 * AUD2,952

Single Supplement: ZAR2,900 * USD157 * GBP124 * EUR146 * AUD238

Flight costs (Linked Tour): ZAR1,800 * USD98 * GBP77 * EUR90 * AUD148

South Africa - Cape Extension I 2026

23 Jan 2026 - 28 Jan 2026 (6 days)

ZAR37,400 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Ryan Tyrer

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

Tour price (Per person): ZAR37,400 * USD2,030 * GBP1,598 * EUR1,879 * AUD3,071

South Africa - Cape Extension II 2026

13 Feb 2026 - 18 Feb 2026 (6 days)

ZAR37,400 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Ryan Tyrer

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

Tour price (Per person): ZAR37,400 * USD2,030 * GBP1,598 * EUR1,879 * AUD3,071

South Africa - Cape Extension III 2026

06 Mar 2026 - 11 Mar 2026 (6 days)

ZAR37,400 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

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

Tour price (Per person): ZAR37,400 * USD2,030 * GBP1,598 * EUR1,879 * AUD3,071

South Africa - Cape Extension IV 2026

18 Sep 2026 - 23 Sep 2026 (6 days)

ZAR37,400 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Gregory de Klerk

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

Tour price (Per person): ZAR37,400 * USD2,030 * GBP1,598 * EUR1,879 * AUD3,071

South Africa - Cape Extension V 2026

23 Oct 2026 - 28 Oct 2026 (6 days)

ZAR37,400 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Julian Parsons

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

Tour price (Per person): ZAR37,400 * USD2,030 * GBP1,598 * EUR1,879 * AUD3,071

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