Birdwatching Tour in Western Cape Province
This is 10-day Western Cape birding tour is a moderately-paced small group birding safari available as a set-departure tour (or on request) where you can expect to see around 200 species of bird, including 55 endemics or near endemics, and approximately 20 other wildlife species. This Western Cape birdwatching adventure will take you to a truly remarkable piece of land. Hemmed in by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west and an intricate system of Fold Mountains on the inland side, it is possibly as un-African it gets without leaving the continent. Experience it for yourself on this birding safari to the Western Cape Province!
The winter rainfall regime, strong summer winds, and unique topography have added to a serious level of endemism and an independently exceptional flower realm, portrayed initially by the Dutch pilgrims as fynbos, or 'fine shrub'. This floral uniqueness also results in a unique bird component and the Western Cape is the place for the endemics-seeker when birding in the Western Cape.
Throw in breathtaking scenery, warm and welcoming people, a long and interesting history, and superb tourism infrastructure and the result is an unforgettable birding, wildlife, and cultural experience. Our Western Cape Birdwatching tour itinerary has been honed over the years to include the top birding spots while keeping travel and car time to a minimum.
During this Western Cape birding tour, we ensure two nights per stop which ensures an unhurried pace and lots of time to seek out the specials and endemics. Southern Right Whales are virtually guaranteed between September and November, while the onset of spring is the beginning of the famous Cape flower season. Indeed, once you’ve experienced it, you’ll understand just why it has long been dubbed as the fairest Cape of them all.
Western Cape Birding tour highlights include:
- Birding on the Cape Peninsula, one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
- Search for the cracking Fynbos endemics such as Cape Rockjumper, Cape Sugarbird and Orange-breasted Sunbird.
- Visit the Agulhas Plain on a day trip, looking for a host of endemic species.
- Explore the arid Tankwa Karoo on a day trip, again looking for endemics, near endemics and other specials.
- Get to grips with waders on the West Coast.
Please note: this set-departure tour is also available as a private or custom tour on request. Please submit an enquiry with your preferred dates and group size.
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Alternative Tour Name: Western Cape Highlights: Birding the tip of Africa