De Hoop Nature Reserve – Knysna – Sundays River Valley – Karoo
This tour incorporates the De Hoop Nature Reserve, a World Heritage site and one of the Western Cape’s largest and most beautiful nature sanctuaries it is a paradise for bird enthusiasts with its more than 260 species of birds including the endangered Cape Vultures; South Africa’s ‘Garden of Eden’ Knysna, surrounded by pristine beaches, lagoons and forests, where the famous multi-coloured Knysna Loerie and many other bird species are found. The Sundays River Valley with unique towns, magnificent scenery, wildlife and an abundance bird species and the Karoo where you can spot many species of inland birds.
Package Price. Booking code: CCR Cape Birding
01 December 2020- 30 April 2021: R10 275 per person
01 May 2021- 30 September 2021: R9 225 per person
Terms and Conditions
The package is based on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Excludes all other meals, entrance fees and additional activities. Additional T’s and C’s may apply.
Day 1 & 2: De Hoop Nature Reserve | 2 x Nights at De Hoop Collection
Two nights at De Hoop Nature Reserve offers a wide range of accommodation designed to suit all budgets. Activities include whales- watching (seasonal), interpretive marine walks, hiking/mountain biking trails, eco boat cruises on the vlei, and nature drives- perfect for birdwatching, and a ‘Bucket List‘ visit to the Cape Vulture colony (the only surviving colony in the Western Cape situated on the Potberg Mountain in the Reserve) which is a must.
Day 2: Knysna | 1 x Night at The Lofts Boutique Hotel
One night at the luxurious Lofts Boutique Hotel, Thesen island, Knysna, where you can enjoy the serenity of nature expressed by the changing moods of the lagoon, the magnificent views of the surrounding hills and forests and an impressive variety of bird species.
Day 3 & 4: Addo | 2 x Nights at Zuurberg Mountain Village
Two nights at the Zuurberg Mountain Village, Sunday River Valley, provides the ideal base from which to explore the Addo Elephant Park and surrounding areas. Great bird watching is possible while on a safari.
Day 5 & 6: Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve | 2 x Nights at New Holme Karoo Guest Farm
And the final two nights at the Karoo Gariep situated on the banks of the Seekoei River nestled amongst trees that attract a wealth of birdlife, this is where you can enjoy an authentic Karoo farm with all the comforts of home. Activities include early morning birding drives and a rowing adventure on the Gariep Dam where many species of inland birds can be spotted and also possible sightings of the Karoo’s ‘Shy 5’ – aardvark, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, cape fox and black-footed cat.
Post/Trip expires at 1:34pm on Thursday September 30th, 2021