Join Fangs and Feathers on a six day and five night birding and mammal adventure into the endemic rich Overberg and West Coast regions of South Africa’s Western Cape Province in close proximity to Cape Town.

Cape Mountain Zebra Bontebok National Park 3563

A Cape Mountain Zebra in a stand of Ericas

Summary:

This tour departs and returns to Cape Town. This nature adventure takes us to De Hoop Nature Reserve, only three hours from Cape Town, where we look for endemic mammals such as Cape Mountain Zebra, Bontebok and will hopefully see Caracal. During the late winter and Austral spring the De Hoop Marine Protected Area hosts large numbers of Southern Right Whales, which nurse their young in the shallow coastal waters. An overnight in Betty’s Bay adjacent to the Hottentot's Mountains provides us the opportunity to look for the endemic Cape Rockjumper, Cape Siskin and Ground Woodpecker to name a few of the special birds which occur here. We then travel to the West Coast National Park, where we will spend two nights exploring the West Coast National Park, 100km north of Cape Town.

You will stay in comfortable guesthouses and rest camps within the reserves or close-by.  Accommodation selected is subject to availability at the time of booking.

Target birds: 

Overberg leg

Cape Vulture, Blue Crane, Southern Tchagra, Denham's, Karoo Korhaan, Blue Crane, Secretary Bird, Black Harrier, Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Cape Clapper Lark (Agulhas race), Cape Rockjumper, Hottentot Buttonquail, Knysna Woodpecker, Knysna Warbler (if doing three days), Cloud Cisiticola, Damara Tern (summer ), Cape Grassbird, Greater Double-collared, Orange-breasted, Malachite and Amethyst Sunbird, Cape Sugarbird and Cape Siskin.

West Coast leg

Lesser and Greater Flamingo, Verreaux’s Eagle, Chestnut-vented Titbabbler, Cape Penduline Tit, Karoo Lark, Large-billed Lark, African Rail, African Spoonbill, Black Harrier, African Marsh Harrier, Cape Weaver, Capped Wheatear, Blue Crane, Secretary Bird, Grey Tit, Grey-winged Francolin, Cape Spurfowl, Pearl-breasted Swallow, Yellow Canary, Bokmakierie, Karoo Scrub-Robin, Chestnut-banded Plover.

Target mammals: 

Overberg leg

Cape Mountain Zebra, Cape Eland, Bontebok, Grey Rhebok, Steenbok, Grey Duiker, Cape Grysbok, Large Grey and Small Grey Mongoose, Yellow Mongoose, Rock Hyrax, Cape Hare, Smith's Red Rock Rabbit, Four Striped Field Mouse, Caracal (Lynx), Cape Clawless Otter, Southern Right Whale, Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Southern Right Whale, Indo-pacific Hump-backed Dolphin.

West Coast leg

Cape Eland, Cape Moutain Zebra, Bontebok, Greater Kudu, Steenbok, Common Duiker and if very luck a sighting of the elusive Caracal (Lynx/Rooikat). Marine mammals include the endemic Heaviside’s Dolphin and Cape Fur Seal.

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Cost based on per person sharing, for groups of one to five persons. This is because we travel with a maximum of five persons in a tour vehicle. Groups of larger than five will be quoted on enquiry.

Single supplement (for single quarters) is R2500 additional to the quoted shared costs below.

1 pers (single):  R33 300 p/p  

2 pers (shared): R17 250p/p

4 pers (shared): R11 400 p/p

Includes: Accommodation, dinner and breakfast, entrance fees to reserves, bottled water, tour vehicle, fuel and expert bird/nature guide, spotting scope and field guides.

Excludes: Lunches, alcohol, tips and items of a personal nature.

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