Overview

This comprehensive tour covers the most exciting regions of the Cape in our quest to experience both breathtaking displays of wildflowers and to track down some of the countrys endemic birds. We cover the vibrant city of Cape Town, where Table Mountain provides a spectacular backdrop to the immensely diverse fynbos that cloaks the cities periphery. This fynbos constitutes the Cape Floral Kingdom – the smallest and richest of the world’s 6 floral kingdoms. It is also the only floral kingdom to be confined to the boundaries of a single country. We venture to the West Coast and Namaqualand, which boast an outrageous and world famous floral display in years of good rains, whilst also traversing the heart of the country’s semi-desert region, focusing on the special bird’s endemic to this ancient landscape. We also depart pur wildflower country by heading to Augrabies Falls, an area offering unparalleled raptor viewing and a wide range of dry region birds. We invite you on this celebration of some of the finest wildflower and endemic birding that the African continent has to offer!

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Tour Facts Top Birds
African Penguin, Black Harrier, Ludwig’s Bustard, Orange-breasted, Dusky, Malachite and Southern Double-collared Sunbirds, Cinnamon-breasted, Victorin's and Namaqua Warblers, Cape Rockjumper, Cape Sugarbird, Pygmy Falcon, Namaqua Sandgrouse, Cape Spurfowl, Protea, Black-headed, Cape and Forest Canaries, Cape Siskin, Cape Bulbul, Swee Waxbill, Cape and Short-toed Rock Thrushes, Pale-winged Starling, Cape and Lark-like Buntings, Pale Chanting Goshawk, Southern Black and Karoo Korhaans, Karoo, Karoo Long-billed, Large-billed, Red and Sclater's Larks, Burchell's Courser, Black-eared Sparrowlark, Verreaux's, Tawny, Martial and African Hawk-Eagles, Secretarybird, Blue Crane, Olive and Karoo Thrushes, Pririt Batis, Fairy Flycatcher, Grey Tit, Cape Penduline Tit
Top Mammals
Southern Right Whale, Aardvark, Bat-eared Fox, Aardwolf, Zorilla, Wild Cat
Habitats Covered
fynbos, semi desert, wetlands, coastal estuaries, mountain passes, bushveld, savanna
Expected Climate
mediterranean conditions with cool evenings, warmer in the north
Max Group Size
6 with 1 Rockjumper leader / 8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
leisurely pace with undemanding walks, some long drives
Accommodation
comfortable guesthouses and lodges
Ease of Birding
easy
Number of Species Expected
250+
Other Attractions
Namaqualand & fynbos flowers, Augrabies Falls, Cape Peninsula
Photographic Opportunities
excellent
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Gareth was very considerate of all tour members and kept everything on schedule. He went out of his way to find bird species of particular interest to those on the tour and is a very enthusiastic about birding.

My wife and I were part of a six person tour of South Africa that was led by David Hoddinott. Our trip was excellent and seamless. David was the perfect guide for our group and, as I’m sure you’re aware, is an extraordinary birder and bird finder.... Thank you to Rockjumper, and David especially, for taking the time to create such a wonderful trip for our group. As always, I’m sure that it’s a challenge to accommodate numerous personalities within a group and David was great at it. We all liked him from day one and he was always positive and up for anything. He was an absolute joy to be with. We’d previously been to Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Botswana and South Africa was a totally different experience. We really enjoyed the people that we got to meet and the sheer beauty of the country is breathtaking. David’s enthusiasm and pride of his homeland was inspiring and infectious. We can’t thank him enough for making it come alive for us. And thanks to all who had a part in setting it all up. We’d happily recommend Rockjumper to anyone thinking about a trip led by you.

Wayne Jones is one of the best tour leaders I have been with... He is great at making we all see the birds. He knows their songs and call and the habitats where they occur.

Doug is a wonderful guide with a lot of passion of rbirding, nature and the environment. He worked very hard in finding the birds and trying to make the trip enjoable for all, which was truly appreciated!! Thank you!!

The [Eastern South Africa] trip has become even more exciting and memorable in retrospect, and we can't thank you enough. It was planned particularly well, giving us a great idea of the varied terrain and landscape across eastern South Africa, and it would be hard to choose the best of the places we stayed in - they were all so good and yet so varied. The birds were tremendous, and the animals scarcely behind; I don't think we shall ever forget the elephants in the mudbath. Nor shall we forget the Sani Pass and the rockjumpers, not to mention the hail! It really was a magnificent trip, and we enjoyed it enormously.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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