For our Cape & Kruger birding and wildlife tour we have specifically selected the two most productive and diverse regions of South Africa: the fabulous Cape Peninsula in the south-west and the vast world famous Kruger National Park in the north-east of the country. Spending about five days in each area, we have the opportunity to explore both the Cape and Kruger by means of a variety of day trips visiting the essential highlights of each distinct region. The birding and scenery in the smallest Floristic Kingdom in the world is spectacular and the world famous Kruger National Park gives us chance to get close to the typical African wildlife such as Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, both Black and White Rhinoceroses, Plains Zebra, Giraffe and Warthog - not to mention its rich birdlife. This tour promises a whole host of endemic and super special African bird and wildlife species and comes highly recommended!

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

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Top Birds

Western Cape: Cape Rockjumper, Cape Sugarbird, Cape Siskin, Protea and Cape Canaries, Orange-breasted, Malachite & Southern Double-collared Sunbirds, African Penguin, African Oystercatcher, Crowned, Bank & Cape Cormorants, Hartlaub’s Gull, Black Harrier, Southern Black and Karoo Korhaans, Cape Spurfowl, Bokmakierie, Jackal Buzzard, Southern Boubou, Swee Waxbill, Karoo and Large-billed Larks, Karoo Eremomela, Ground Woodpecker, Cape Weaver, Cape Bulbul, Maccoa Duck, Cape Teal, Cape Shoveler, South African Shelduck, Victorin’s, Cinnamon-breasted, Rufous-eared and Namaqua Warblers, Cape Penduline Tit, White-backed Mousebird, Greater and Lesser Flamingos. Kruger: Common Ostrich, Kori Bustard, Southern Ground Hornbill, Bateleur, Martial, Crowned, African Hawk- & Tawny Eagles, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Lizard Buzzard, Marabou & Saddle-billed Storks, Lappet-faced, White-backed, Hooded & White-headed Vultures, chances for African Finfoot, White-crowned Lapwing, Swainson’s & Natal Spurfowls, Coqui, Crested and Shelley's Francolins, Bronze-winged Courser, Double-banded Sandgrouse, Verreaux’s and Spotted Eagle-Owls, Southern White-faced, African Scops Owls, Pearl-spotted & African Barred Owlets, Southern Red-billed and Southern Yellow-billed Hornbills, Brown-headed Parrot, Bennett’s, Cardinal and Golden-tailed Woodpeckers, Mosque Swallow, Grey-headed and Orange-breasted Bushshrikes, Burchell’s Starling, Southern White-crowned Shrike, Red-headed Weaver, White-browed Robin-Chat, Bearded Scrub Robin, Burnt-necked Eremomela, Bushveld Pipit

Top Mammals

Western Cape: Afro-Australian Fur Seal, Common Eland, Blesbok (Bontebok), (Cape) Mountain Zebra, (Red) Hartebeest, Cape Grysbok, Southern Right Whale, Long-beaked Common Dolphin Kruger: The ‘Big 5’ (Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, Black and White Rhinoceroses, African Buffalo), Cheetah, African Wild Dog, Side-striped Jackal, Greater Kudu, Giraffe, Spotted Hyena, Nyala, Common and Central African Large-spotted Genet, Wild Cat, African Civet, Cape Porcupine, White-tailed Mongoose, Klipspringer, Plains Zebra, Warthog

Habitats Covered

Western Cape: mountains, fynbos, coastal waters, semi desert, wetlands Kruger: acacia savanna, bushveld, terminalia woodland, riverine forest, grasslands, rivers, wetlands

Expected Climate

Western Cape: subtropical with occasional rain, can be cold at times Kruger: subtropical and dry, warm to hot

Max Group Size

8 with 1 Rockjumper leader

Tour Pace & Walking

relaxed to moderate pace with undemanding walks

Accommodation

comfortable to very comfortable

Ease of Birding

mostly easy with a few tougher species

Number of Species Expected

290+

Other Attractions

Western Cape: Table Mountain, incredible coastal and mountain scenery, Tanqua Karoo, great food & wine Kruger: vast, pristine wilderness, huge numbers of African mega-fauna

Photographic Opportunities

excellent

What our clients say about us

André Bernon
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A massive thanks has to go to André, the ranger, he was exceptional. His knowledge of wildlife was incredible. We were able to learn so much about the animals, plants and he is the 'bird' guru!! We cant thank him enough for his time, going out of his way to show us everything possible, we saw everything.

André Bernon
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André our game ranger for the third time once again is impeccable! His eyesight is actually too good for words!

Gregory de Klerk
KK, Eastern South Africa X 2016

Greg was a fantastic guide, and I hope that I can take another tour/bird with him again in the future. I greatly enjoyed birding and spending time with him, he was very personable and I'm glad that we were able to become friends. Greg knew where to search for the birds and was extremely knowledgeable about birds and other wildlife and natural history. I also greatly appreciated how Greg dealt with issues that arose with other guests, and how quickly he tried to step in and prevent problems from escalating further. Guiding can be a difficult job, and Greg did a terrific job.

Michael Meidlinger
CS, South Africa 2023

This was my first birding tour with any tour company, and I was really impressed with our trip leader Mike Meidlinger. He is a terrific person and extremely knowledgeable about Kruger and the surrounding areas, able to spot birds and other wildlife quickly and accurately. He was attentive to our individual needs, always trying to make sure everyone was able to view our targets. We enjoyed the variety of accommodations offered, some more basic like Tamboti camp in Kruger or plush like Wetlands in Wakkerstroom.

Daniel Danckwerts
AM - South Africa 2022

Dan was excellent and really knowledgeable.

South Africa - Cape & Kruger I 2024

05 Jun 2024 - 14 Jun 2024 (10 days)

ZAR63,950 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

Tour price (Per person): ZAR63,950 * USD3,398 * GBP2,728 * EUR3,188 * AUD5,237

Single Supplement: ZAR7,850 * USD417 * GBP335 * EUR391 * AUD643

Flight costs: ZAR5,500 * USD292 * GBP235 * EUR274 * AUD450

South Africa - Cape & Kruger I 2025

04 Jul 2025 - 13 Jul 2025 (10 days)

ZAR67,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

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

Tour price (Per person): ZAR67,000 * USD3,560 * GBP2,858 * EUR3,340 * AUD5,487

South Africa - Cape & Kruger II 2025

17 Jul 2025 - 26 Jul 2025 (10 days)

ZAR67,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

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

Tour price (Per person): ZAR67,000 * USD3,560 * GBP2,858 * EUR3,340 * AUD5,487

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