This is a custom birding tour to three of the top birding areas (rated IBA 2 & 3) in the region. We will have two days in each area which should be enough to nail most of the birds. This is also the best time of the year to go to this area. Please be aware that days will be hot but evenings could be cold so come prepared. These are non-malaria area. I will be taking a scope and camera along. Please be sure to bring your own binoculars. Accommodation has been booked as has my flights.

Day 1 (11/11/2018) Johannesburg - Royal Natal

I will collect you at OR Tambo International airport and we will drive directly to Royal Natal National Park. Birding will start as soon as we hit the road and I encourage you to keep your eyes open.

  • Accommodation - Guesthouse 
  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Distance – 337 km
  • Duration – 3 hrs
  • Conditions – Tar via N3
  • Specials along the way – Denhams Bustard, Black Harrier, Grass Owl

Day 2 (12/11/2018) Royal Natal and surrounds

  • Accommodation - Guesthouse
  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Distance – various
  • Duration – various
  • Conditions – various
  • Specials along the way – African Rock Pipit, White Winged Flufftail, Wattled Crane

Day 3 (13/11/2018) Royal Natal to Memel

  • Accommodation - Guest House
  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Distance – 166km
  • Duration – 2,5 hours
  • Conditions –  R74 and R722
  • Specials along the way – Barrats Warbler, African Rail, Cape Eagle Owl

Day 4 (14/11/2018) Memel and surrounds

  • Accommodation – guesthouse
  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Distance – various
  • Duration – various
  • Conditions – tar and gravel
  • Specials along the way – Rudds Lark, Bothas Lark, Yellow Breasted Pipit

Day 5 (15/11/2018) Memel to Wakkerstroom

  • Accommodation - Park Cottage
  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Distance – 83km
  • Duration – 1,5 hours
  • Conditions – tar
  • Specials along the way – Blue Korhaan, Bush Blackcap, Red Winged Francolin

Day 6 (16/11/2018) Wakkerstroom and surrounds

  • Accommodation - Guesthouse
  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Distance – various
  • Duration – various
  • Conditions – various
  • Specials along the way – Buff Streaked Chat, Drakensberg Prinia, Yellow Crowned Bishop

Day 7 (17/11/2018) Wakkerstroom to Johannesburg

  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Distance – 274,3 km
  • Duration – 3 hrs
  • Conditions – Tar via R23, R50 and N17
  • Specials along the way – Ground Woodpecker, Grey Crowned Crane, Easter Long Billed Lark

Cost - 7 day tour : $3,682 for the both of you

Terms and conditions.

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange and fuel price fluctuations.