4 Days/3 Nights along the Garden Route with your very own specialist ornithologist guide
Bitou River Wetland
Arrive at George Airport– transfer to your hotel. Discuss the next few days itinerary with your tour guide and specialist ornithologist guide. Afternoon excursion including visit to Bitou River wetland near Plettenberg Bay.
Morning bird-watching Rondevlei and Longvlei bird hides in the Wilderness Lakes area. There are several bird hides in the lakes area. Highlights: Seasonal roosting of African Spoonbills, Southern Pochard, Hottentot Teal, Pied and Malachite Kingfisher. Birds to look out for are Malachite Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Little Rush-Warbler, Red Bishop, Laughing Dove and the African Purple Swamphen. – Afternoon sight-seeing – cruise on the Knysna lagoon
Full day tour Oudtshoorn – Travel via the Outeniqua pass to the Klein Karoo, a narrow semi-desert broken by lush river valleys and visit Oudtshoorn, world capital of the ostrich industry Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Cango caves, a series of magnificent, glittering limestone caverns fashioned over millennia beneath the foothills of the Swartberg range Guided tour at an ostrich farm to learn all about the world’s biggest bird. Enjoy lunch at the farm Explore the area, with emphasis on photography and birds
Full day tour Tsitsikamma National Park, 100km of coastal beauty which has indigenous forests, fynbos and many rivers, making it a paradise of bird and marine life. It is the only coastal National Park in South Africa Visit the Big Tree – Birds of Eden – Natures Valley.