Whales, Elephants and Penguins - 13 day / 12 night package tour

Bushcat Safaris

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Package Tour by Bushcat SafarisWhales, Elephants and Penguins

Birdwatching Whale Watching Wildlife

At a Glance

  • Tour duration: 13 days / 12 nights
  • Group size: Minimum of 2 people per tour
  • Tour departs from: Cape Town
  • Price: No price range submitted

Tour Highlights

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Table Mountain, Cape Point and the Cape of Good
  • De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • Natures Valley
  • Addo Elephant National Park,
  • Mountain Zebra National Park
  • Southern Right Whales
  • The Karoo
  • Detailed Personal Trip Report sent to you after the tour

Tour Itinerary

  1. DAY 1: Cape Town International Airport to Noordhoek-Birding the Peninsula: Cape Point, Kirstenbosch, Strandvlei, etc

    We’ll meet at the airport in Cape Town and drive southward along the spine of the Peninsula to Noordhoek, a small town that offers good access to most of the Peninsula’s main birding spots.
    Boulders Beach, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Kommetjie
    Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Please note the days itineraries are subject to change depending on weather conditions etc

    Top birds for the region: African Penguin, Cape Rockjumper, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Siskin, Cape Sugarbird, Bank Cormorant and African Black Oystercatcher.
    We’ll spend the next few days exploring the region and visiting such famous landmarks as Cape Point and the Kirstenbosch Gardens.

    OVERNIGHT: Afton Grove Country Retreat or similar

  2. DAY 2: Afton Grove Country Retreat

    Today you will visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Please note the days itineraries are subject to change depending on weather conditions etc

    OVERNIGHT: Afton Grove Country Retreat or similar

  3. DAY 3: Afton Grove Country Retreat

    Strandfontein Wetland Reserve, Jonkershoek Trail

    OVERNIGHT: Afton Grove Country Retreat or similar

  4. DAY 4: Noordhoek to Swellendam-Birding on the Agulhas Plain: Bontebok National Park, De Hoop

    Heading around to the other side of False Bay we’ll search for the endemic Cape Rockjumper before moving on t o Swellendam, the third oldest town in the country. Swellendam gives us access to a variety of good birding spots, with a particularly good range of endemics to be seen.
    Rooi Els and Bontebok National Park on the way to Swellendam

    Top birds for the region: Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Agulhas Clapper Lark, Karoo Korhaan, Blue Crane and Southern Tchagra.

    OVERNIGHT: Swellendam Lodge or similar

  5. DAY 5: Swellendam Lodge

    De Hoop Nature Reserve

    OVERNIGHT: Swellendamn Lodge or similar

  6. DAY 6: Swellendam to Nature’s Valley / Tsitsikamma:Forests of the Garden Route.

    After Swellendam we move on to the Garden Route, a mosaic of mountains, lakes and spectacular coastline, where we will spend more time getting to grips with forest birds.
    Nature's Valley and Tsitsikamma

    Top birds for the region: Narina Trogon, Knysna Woodpecker, Knysna Turaco, African Crowned Eagle and Knysna Warbler.

    OVERNIGHT: Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park

  7. DAY 7: Natures Valley to Addo Elephant National Park

    Moving inland we’ll spend three nights in Addo Elephant National Park, a superb birding venue with the added attraction of big game, including large herds of African Elephants.

    Top birds for the region: Denham’s Bustard, Southern Black Korhaan, Secretarybird, Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk and Jackal Buzzard.

    OVERNIGHT: Addo Elephant National Park

  8. DAY 8: Addo Elephant National Park

    Full day Addo Elephant Park

    OVERNIGHT: Addo Elephant Park

  9. DAY 9: Addo Elephant National Park

    Full day Addo Elephant Park

    OVERNIGHT: Addo Elephant Park

  10. DAY 10: Addo Elephant National Park to Mountain Zebra National Park

    Further inland over the Winterhoek Range the land dries out considerably and here we will spend time in Mountain Zebra National Park, a particularly good venue for endemic birds.

    Top birds of the region: Ground Woodpecker, Namaqua Warbler, Verreaux’s Eagle, African Rock Pipit and Layard’s Tit-Babbler.

    OVERNIGHT: Mountain Zebra National Park

  11. DAY 11: Mountain Zebra National Park

    Full day Mountain Zebra National Park

    OVERNIGHT: Mountain Zebra National Park

  12. DAY 12: Mountain Zebra national Park to Sundays River

    After driving back to the coast after the Karoo we’ll have a final night at a quaint lodge on the Sundays River before contemplating the end of a wonderful tour.

    Top birds for the region: Brown Scrub-Robin, Crowned Hornbill, Red-fronted Tinkerbird, Halfcollared Kingfisher and Olive Bush-Shrike.

    OVERNIGHT: Dungbeetle River Lodge

  13. DAY 13: Sundays River to Port Elizabeth Airport

    Leave Dungbeetle to catch flight out from Port Elizabeth.

    TOUR ENDS

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Contact: Marie McCrae

Telephone: +27(0)83 302 - 6228

Postal Address:
Stand 29, Letamo Estate, Kromdraai Road, Kromdraai, 1739, Gauteng, South Africa

Quick Facts

Transport
Tours are conducted in air-conditioned 4X4 vehicles, with game drives in open game viewing vehicles.

You will be picked up and dropped off at either Johannesburg International Airport or your hotel at the beginning of and the conclusion of all tours. Your personal safety and enjoyment is of the utmost importance to us.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
February 2002 - 14 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

We found Marie to be the perfect guide for keen photographers when we spent a very rewarding week with her criss-crossing the lower section of the Kruger...

Margaret Brown, Sydney, Australia

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Excellent

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