Geoff Crane spent his early years in East Africa, where he developed a keen interest in natural history, with a special interest in birds. Before settling in Cape Town, Geoff travelled to over 40 countries experiencing the different cultures and learning about the diverse natural history of each country. Geoff is accredited as a tour guide by the South African tourism authority.
We have been operating tours and safaris in South Africa for the past twenty years and we are very proud of the cultural and natural heritage of our country and look forward to sharing some of it’s treasures with you.
All our tours include sights of interest, walking, birdwatching, game viewing and the environment. South Africa contains as many as 14 different vegetation types, including the snow-capped mountains of the Drakensberg, the Karoo semi-desert and the Cape fynbos (indigenous flora of the Cape). The Cape fynbos is one of the great wonders of the world. It makes up four fifths of the Cape Floral Kingdom, which in an area of only 90 000 square kilometres, is packed with over 8,600 plant species, of which 5,800 are endemic. It is so diverse and unique that it is classified as one of the six biomes of the world. This puts it on a par with the Boreal Floral Kingdom, which covers 50 million square kilometres!
Our National Parks are world leaders in the conservation of wildlife and offer a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. The National Parks and private game reserves of Southern Africa play host to over 300 mammal species. The "Big Five" (Elephant, Rhinoceros, Buffalo, Lion & Leopard) are well represented and often seen. The Southern Right Whale has earned us the new reputation of having the best land based Whale watching in the World.
We at Crane's Cape Travel take great pride in our personalized Private Escorted Tours, which we operate throughout Southern Africa. We have designed a number of day and overnight escorted tours to some of the most rewarding areas of our country.
Birdwatching in Cape Town & Environs. (full day)
Our first port of call is Hout Bay, where we join a 45 minute boat cruise to Seal Island. Cape Fur Seals are in abundance, as well as Terns, Gulls and Cormorants. We will then visi...
Birdwatching in the Cape Winelands (full day)
The dramatic backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the tree-lined streets, with the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads all blend in tranquil harmony to make Stellenbosch...
Birdwatching in the West Coast National Park (full day)
We will spend the day at the beautifully tranquil Langebaan Lagoon in the West Coast National Park. During August & September we will be able to visit the Spring flowers of the Wes...
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Garden Route Tour (4 days / 3 nights)
Initially we will be driving through rich agricultural land, looking out for the stately Blue Crane, South Africa’s national bird. The Garden Route is characterised by beautiful in...
West Coast & the Cederberg Mountains (4 days / 3 nights)
We will travel up the Atlantic Coast, visiting the West Coast National Park and Langebaan Lagoon. The lagoon is an internationally recognized reserve for migrant waders. We will be...
Botanical & Spring flower Safari (7 days / 6 nights)
Friday 5th to Thursday 11th September 2014 - We start in Cape Town with the smallest floral Kingdom in the world. (The Cape Floral Kingdom). After spending a day at the Cape of Goo...
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