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South Africa - Eastern South Africa with Western Cape Extension

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 - 19 day(s)
Group Size: 6 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 4640 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 6650 US Dollar (USD)

The provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga on South Africa’s eastern seaboard boast some of the country’s finest birding and exceptional mammal viewing. An impressive 750 plus species of bird occur in the region reflecting the wonderful natural diversity of the region and this, coupled with a modern infrastructure, well suited to the needs of the modern traveller, makes birding the area a delight.

From the classic African savanna of the world-renowned Kruger National Park and the teeming Zululand game reserves to the endemic-rich mist-belt forests of the Natal Midlands and the lofty peaks of the magnificent Drakensberg, this tour of Eastern South Africa offers the very best of African birding and game viewing.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Johannesburg to Rust-De-Winter.

Day 2: Rust-De-Winter to Kruger National Park.

Day 3 & 4: Kruger National Park.

Day 5: Kruger National Park to Wakkerstroom.

Day 6: Wakkerstroom area.

Day 7: Wakkerstroom to Mkuze area.

Day 8: Mkuze.

Day 9: Mkuze area to St. Lucia.

Day 10: St Lucia and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.

Day 11: St Lucia to Hilton via Dlinza Forest.

Day 12: Hilton to Underberg.

Day 13: Day trip to Sani Pass, Lesotho.

Day 14: Underberg to Durban (and flight to Cape Town for Extension).

Those who decide to do the Cape extension will be treated to a feast of endemics and the remarkable beauty of the South Western Cape. The Mother City, Cape Town, widely considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities, will be our base for the first three nights of the extension. From here we will range out to explore the varied ecosystems conveniently accessible from our comfortable base. We will then make our way up the flower-laden West Coast where we will explore the dry country riches of the Tanqua Karoo to round off this unbeatable South African adventure.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town.

Day 2: Seabird outing.

Day 3: The Cape Peninsula.

Day 4: Cape Town to Ceres via the West Coast National Park.

Day 5: Ceres and the Tanqua Karoo.

Day 6: Ceres to Cape Town.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Eastern South Africa:
- US$4,640 * £2,920 * €3,310 * ZAR31,800 per person sharing (see below)
- Single Supplement: US$350

Cape Extension:
- US$2,010 * £1,260 * €1,430 * ZAR13,800 per person sharing (see below)
- Approximate cost of domestic flights: US$146
- Single Supplement: US$120

Note: Tour prices fixed in South African Rands (ZAR), other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations).

Dates:
- Cape Extension III: 6 - 11 Oct 2012 (6 days)

- Cape Extension IV: 1 - 6 Nov 2012 (6 days)

- Cape Extension V: 14 - 19 Dec 2012 (6 days).

- Eastern South Africa VI: 13 - 26 Oct 2012 (14 Days)
- Cape Extension VI: 26 - 31 Oct 2012 (6 Days)

- Eastern South Africa VII: 24 Nov - 7 Dec 2012 (14 Days)
- Cape Extension VII: 7 - 12 Dec 2012(6 Days)

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