I thank you very much for the effort placed on our birding day. Finally, I am starting to count species and I am amazed of all the different birds we saw. Was a long day but very productive. From dawn to dusk….. Coming all the way from Costa Rica, I wanted to take pictures to as many birds as I could, endemic species very important, and the result was excellent. Thanks to your knowledge and your good guidance. And as a bonus, all the nice places we visited. (Dr. Lucas Gil, Sep 2019)
Birds4Africa offers birding tours around Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula, and surrounds, South Africa. The tours below can be combined to give a week long tour with the best of Western Cape birding sites. For more information of birding sites in the Western Cape, see Birding Routes.
Some of the sites that may be included in 1 or 2 days in Cape Town tours are:
- Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
- Strandfontein Sewage Works
- Rondevlei Bird Santuary
- Boulders penguin colony
- Intaka Island (Intaka – Xhosa word for Bird)
- Robben Island
These sites allow great close up birding and photography, either by having hides or the birds being used to people.
Cape West Coast
Some of the best birding sites north of Cape Town, with 2-3 days recommended:
- Koeberg Nature Reserve
- Darling farmlands and West Coast National Park
- Berg River estuary
- Lamberts Bay and Bird Island
Cape South Coast
Some of the best birding sites east of Cape Town, with 2-3 days recommended:
- Rooi Els
- Harold Porter Botanical Gardens and Stony Point, Betty’s Bay
- De Hoop Nature Reserve and vulture colony
- Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve
Read more about these sites and others on the South Coast.
Contact Dieter for day trips around the Cape Peninsula, or for custom built birding tours around the country (eg Zululand), or trips further afield in Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. Dieter is a registered bird guide with the South African Tourism board.