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Go Slow ... in South Africa (Wildlife of the Western Cape)

Tour Code: ZAF17

A 10-day wildlife holiday to South Africa's Western Cape focusing on the region's birds, mammals, botany and beautiful scenery.

10 days from £4195(inc flights) Land Only Price: £3395 SRS: £295


We have timed this holiday for September, the start of the austral spring, when the Cape’s unique flora is bursting into flower, the birds are active and the Southern Right Whales are loafing around offshore. We begin with a direct overnight flight to Cape Town from where we transfer to Simon’s Town for a 7-night stay at the Whale View Manor and Spa. Our very comfortable hotel is backed by the mountains of the Cape Peninsula and overlooks the sweeping arc of False Bay. From this delightful base we will explore the varied habitats around the Cape Peninsula, including the wave-pounded headland of Cape Point itself and the unique Fynbos vegetation that carpets the slopes inland. We will also visit Cape Town and the notorious prison on Robben Island, Boulders Beach for the African Penguins and sample one or two of the local Stellenbosch wines!

  • Spectacular scenery of South Africa’s Western Cape
  • Cape Town, Table Mountain & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Southern Right Whales in False Bay
  • Birds including Cape Sugarbird, Ground Woodpecker, Cape Batis & Bokmakierie
  • Visit a winery in Stellenbosch
  • Endemic Fynbos vegetation on the Cape Peninsula
  • African Penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Visit Robben Island, Nelson Mandela’s notorious prison
  • Expertly guided by a Naturetrek leader and local South African naturalist
    • Food

      All included in the price from lunch on Day 2 to lunch on Day 9.

      Accommodation

      The tour will be based for 7 nights in the comfortable Whale View Manor Hotel and Spa located in the small town of Simon's Town on the Cape Peninsula and overlooking 0 Bay. All rooms have private facilities.

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Day 1 Depart London

Day 2/8 Wildlife excursions from Simon's Town

Day 9 Depart Cape Town

Day 10 Arrive London

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Mr and Mrs W
Suffolk
We cannot praise our tour leader, Rob Miteto and the two local naturalists, Otto Schmidt and Cathy Jenkins highly enough. There was nothing that was too much trouble and they worked tirelessly on everyone’s behalf. Their knowledge and enthusiasm made the holiday really special.
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Thu 13th September 2018 - Sat 22nd September 2018

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£4195

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Visiting: South Africa

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We cannot praise our tour leader, Rob Miteto and the two local naturalists, Otto Schmidt and Cathy Jenkins highly enough. There was nothing that was too much trouble and they worked tirelessly on everyone’s behalf. Their knowledge and enthusiasm made the holiday really special.
Mr and Mrs W, Suffolk