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Budget Western South Africa I

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 6 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 24300 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 24300 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

Southern Africa’s dry west is a unique and fascinating, yet under-visited land. A hotbed of faunal and floral diversity, this area harbors two botanical regions found nowhere else on earth; the Cape Floristic Region and the Succulent Karoo. Our ‘Budget Western SA’ tour showcases these areas and the range of special birds endemic to them; you can expect not only great birds, but some of the most dramatic scenery in Africa! Tour highlights include the stunning fynbos-clad slopes of the Western Cape, home to the stunning Cape Rockjumper and numerous other endemics; and the arid and semi-arid areas of the Karoo, which provide another great backdrop for a variety of bustards, larks and other endemics before we head back to Cape Town, taking in an impressive Cape Gannet colony and the West Coast National Park on the way.


Tour Dates 17th to 28th May (12 days)
Tour Price ZAR 24,300 per person sharing (see below)
(Tour price fixed in ZAR, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
Tour Size Limited to 6 participants and 1 RBT leader

17th May - Arrival in Cape Town and visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
18th May - Optional pelagic and the Cape Peninsula (see financial details below)
19th May - Rooi Els and Betty’s Bay
20th May - Cape Town to Ceres
21st May - Ceres to Calvinia
22nd May - Calvinia & Brandvlei
23rd May - Calvinia to Springbok
24th May - Springbok & Port Nolloth
25th May - Springbok to Lambert’s Bay
26th May - Lambert’s Bay to Langebaan
27th May - Langebaan to Cape Town, via West Coast National Park
28th May - Depart

Budget Eastern South Africa I 28th May to 8th June (12 days) ZAR 24,800 per person sharing

Financial Arrangements:
The fee for this Budget Western South Africa tour is ZAR 24,300 per person sharing. (Please note: this does NOT include the cost of the optional pelagic excursion off Cape Town. As a general guideline, we suggest you budget +- ZAR 1,980 per person for this excursion.)
The single supplement costs for the Budget Western South Africa tour is ZAR 2,000 and will be charged if you wish to have single accommodation. If RBT cannot provide you with a rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.

Should you wish to pay for this tour in Great British Pound (£), Euro (€), or US Dollar (US$), please refer to our website for the current exchange rate.

This includes:
•All breakfasts, except in Springbok;
•All lodgings;
•Ground transportation;
•Reserve entrance fees;
•Any activities as mentioned in the itinerary; and
•All guiding services (including local guides and tour leaders).

The tour fee does not include:
•ANY international and domestic flights;
•Visa fees;
•The optional pelagic excursion off Cape Town (see above);
•Any lunches and dinners, as well as breakfasts in Springbok;
•Any drinks;
•Any gratuities; and
•Telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.

a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies (see website for all 4 currencies). The tour price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (South African Rands), and the actual cost in the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) The same applies to domestic flights (where applicable) and single supplement rates, which are also quoted in the respective fixed currency.

b) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a minimum of 5 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged.

c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.

d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated leader at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware that we will attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.

Tipping (drivers, lodge and restaurant staff, local guides and your guide) is NOT included on this tour. Therefore, if you feel that your leader and/or any local staff or guides have given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip them.

Special Notes:
•We will visit a variety of restaurants for lunches and dinners when these are available; however, on a few occasions you will be required to self-cater for dinners. On these days we will go to supermarkets en route to our lodgings where you will be able to purchase food provisions.

•Much of our time is spent in vehicles, as we do have to cover long distances in order to get to the best areas for birds and animals. The more luggage you pack the less room there is in the vehicle, so it is important for the comfort of yourself and your fellow travellers that you do not over-pack. Kindly stick to 20kg (44lb) for check in luggage and 8kg (+- 18lb) for hand luggage.

•A related issue is that in all areas that contain potentially dangerous animals you are confined to the vehicle and are, quite understandably, not allowed to exit.

•Crime is problematic in certain areas of South Africa. Exercise caution as you would for any big city where crime exists. Do not unnecessarily flaunt cash and valuables and do not leave valuables exposed in the vehicle.

Arrival and Departure details:
This tour does not include any airfares. The tour will depart from Cape Town International airport, South Africa, on day 1 no later than 12 noon. Further meeting details in this regard will be forwarded to you in due course. The tour will conclude after breakfast in Cape Town on day 12. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance in this regard, kindly contact the office.

Johannesburg is the main port of entry for international flights in South Africa and is well serviced by all of the world’s major airlines, while Cape Town International Airport is also serviced by many airlines. If your international flight does not arrive directly in Cape Town, you will therefore require a domestic flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town. We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences, but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. If you would like further assistance kindly contact the office and we will happily help you plan your route. However, please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the office for confirmation on the status of the tour.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Price (Per Person) €1,760 * £1,400 * USD2,270 * ZAR24,300
Single Supplement €150 * £120 * USD190 * ZAR2,000

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
Excludes flight costs.

About This Supplier
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Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2007
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M17026 is one of the world’s longest established and most highly regarded birding tour companies. Based in South Africa with satellite offices in USA, Australia and New Zealand, their team of professional tour leaders and dedicated office support staff arrange and guide more than 250 annual birding and wildlife tours...

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