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South Africa Comprehensive Birding and Wildlife Spectacular


"143 endemics, near endemics and African specialities make a great trip for the world bird watcher and wildlife lover."

Trip Description

Brief Itinerary

More details about this Trip:

South Africa has a great diversity of birds. Some of these special birds are truly beautiful, charismatic and spectacular, including the Drakensberg Rockjumper and Blue Crane. This trip also aims to find endangered and/or range restricted species as well, such as Rudd’s Lark and Botha’s Lark. We will also find every member of the endemic Rockjumper family (this family is endemic to South Africa).


Furthermore, we will seek out other special and sought-after African species. During the course of this tour, we will rack up a very impressive bird list in terms of species numbers, rarities and great sightings. Mammals will likewise form a major focus of our attention, and we enjoy the incredible diversity of reptiles, amphibians and other wildlife of South Africa. 

Day 1: Arrival in Johannesburg.

Day 2: Birding as we drive from Johannesburg to Polokwane.

Day 3: AM Birding Polokwane bushveld and Polkwane Nature Reserve; Rest of day birding Magoebaskloof Forest.

Day 4: Wakkerstroom Marsh

Day 5: Wakkerstroom:  Additional birding and wildlife watching in grasslands and other habits.

Day 6: Early AM Wakkerstroom Birding Wrap Up. Rest 

of Day Birding/Driving to Mkuze.

Day 7: Mkuze area: We will spend the whole day 

exploring the wonders of the area.

Day 8: Mkuze to St. Lucia: Bird our way through a 

patch of forest that flanks the St. Lucia estuary.

Day 9: Greater St Lucia Wetland Park to Eshowe

Day 10: Eshowe to UnderbergDlinza Forest.

Day 11: Sani Pass: Birding en route to Lesotho.

Day 12:  Underberg to Hilton

Day 13: Hilton to De Hoop via Durban and Cape 

Townflight to Cape Town.

Day 14: De Hoop Nature Reserve to Cape Town; PM Birding in Hottentots-Holland’s Mountains.

Days 15 and 16: Cape Peninsula: explore the peninsulafor its numerous endemics.

Day 17: Cape Town: West Coast National Park.

Day 18:  Langebaan to Calvinia: Paleisheuwel.

Day 19: Calvinia & Brandvlei

Day 20: Calvinia to SpringbokGoegap Nature Reserve

Day 21:  Springbok to Port Nolloth and return: Birding Port Nolloth area.

Day 22: Springbok to Augrabies Falls National Park 

Birding in gravel plains surrounding PofadderOrangeRiver, and Augrabies Falls.

Day 23: Birding Augrabies Falls National Park and drive to Kimberley.

Day 24: Kimberley: The Kamfer’s Dam

Day 25: Flights Onward: Travel Kimberley to 

Johannesburg and then Flights Home

Detailed Itinerary

Find below our South Africa Birding Spectacular 25 Days Detailed itinerary or download it.


ZA 25 Day 

Detailed Itinerary

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