Big 5, Birdwatching, Botanical, Green / Eco, Heritage, Landmark, Nature, Photographic, Sightseeing, Walking, Whale Watching and Wildlife tours in Eastern Cape, Free State, Garden Route, KwaZulu Natal, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and Western Cape, South Africa
Your time in the Cape is precious. Explore with a flexible itinerary and free from the restrictions of travelling in a scheduled group. Your experienced private tour guide will show you the sights at your pace. Take your time, live, breathe, taste and relax. Feel like a local. No unnecessary waiting for fellow guests!
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 itís 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 the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, where staff cultivate approximately 4,000 of South Africaís indigenous plants, in a setting of forests, moun...
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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...
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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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Cape Peninsula Tour (full day)
Spend a leisurely day experiencing the rugged beauty of the Peninsula with its spectacular coastline and diverse fauna and flora. From Cape Town we hug the Atlantic ocean to Hout B...
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Cape Peninsula Tour - Private hire (full day)
The day is yours to fill! - You could spend a leisurely day experiencing the rugged beauty of the Peninsula with its spectacular coastline and diverse fauna and flora. From Cape To...
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Cape Point & the Cape of Good Hope Tour (full day)
We spend the morning experiencing the rugged beauty of the Peninsula with its spectacular coastline and diverse fauna & flora. From Cape Town we hug the Atlantic ocean to Hout Bay....
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Cape Winelands (full day)
We can sample some of the Cape's famous wines and enjoy the atmosphere of the Cape Dutch wine estates on this morning tour. We start the day with wine & cheese tasting in the Paarl...
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Hermanus & the South coast (full day)
We will follow the spectacular coastline out of False Bay to the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, where we will enjoy a short walk looking out for some of the 96 recorded ...
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Private Hire (half / full day)
THE CHOICE IS YOURS! Indulge your hobby or interest! Let us put together a day tour special interest trip for you. From birdwatching, botanizing or photography to history, culture,...
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Spring Flower Tour (full day)
West Coast National Park / Postberg Flower Reserve
We will be driving slowly through the West Coast National Park stopping here and there to see what's flowering. The reserve also...
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