Cape Town Private Birding Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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There is so much beauty on the Cape Peninsula, including excellent birdlife, and any visit to Cape Town should include a day exploring the best birdwatching sites such as the Strandfontein Sewage Works! We are Cape Town locals with a love for the natural environment and we'll leave you satisfied beyond expectations after a day in the field!

- A former nature conservationist turned guide will lead the excursion
- We are locals who have grown up on the Cape Peninsula
- We are flexible on the day and can adjust the tour to your interests
- You will get to a couple quieter corners, albeit still experiencing the top Cape Peninsula birdwatching sites
- Our knowledge of the natural environment adds huge value to your experience

What's Included

500ml water

Air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

- Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden entrance fee: R210 per adult

- National Park gate fee at Silvermine (R152 adult / R76 child under 12)

- National Park gate fees at Boulders Beach (R176 adult /R88 child under 12)

We'll stop at a local cafe to order a sandwich to have as a picnic lunch. This can be discussed with the guide. Lunch, coffee, etc. is for your own account.

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 1 - 75

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • On this PRIVATE excursion the focus is on getting into nature: fresh air, open spaces and low risk. As it is a private tour it will be interaction with a single guide through the day, in a single vehicle. There will be sanitizer available.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
A visit to the iconic Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain offers exellent birding potential. From fynbos endemics like Orange-breasted Sunbirds and Cape Sugarbirds to forest birds such as Sombre Greenbuls and African Paradise Flycatchers. Olive Thrush, Cape Batis and Lemon Dove along with the resident Spotted eagle-owls are all regularly seen.

Entrance fee for adults: R75 pp

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Rondevlei Nature Reserve
We visit Rondevlei, part of the False Bay Nature Reserve on the Cape Flats which affords excellent Wetland and Strandveld birding.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

The Sewage Works at Strandfontein offers some of the best birding around Cape Town and we'll drive around the site to tick off a number of interesting bird species including Greater Flamingos, Great White Pelicans, Back-winged Stilts and Cape Teal.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
We visit the main Boulders Beach Penguin Colony viewing decks within the Table Mountain National Park which a few thousand African Penguins call home.

National Park gate fee: R160 per adult, R80 per child (under 12)

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Silvermine Dam
Silvermine Dam is nestled high up in the fynbos-clad mountains in the central peninsula and can deliver interesting bird sightings in a gorgeous location.

This stop is scheduled as the last site visit and as such will only be done if time allows.

Entrance fee for adults: R152 pp

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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