Cape Town Extension South Africa

Bennett's Woodpecker by Simon Thompson

Wildlife & Spectacular Scenery

November 15-21, 2022

Black Bustard by Ventures Birding

Your place on this Venture is reserved when your completed registration form and deposit of $300/person has been received. Deposit may be made via the ‘book now’ button above, or by contacting the Ventures office. We accept credit cards for an additional fee (2.9% for MC, Visa, Discover; 3.9% for AmEx), but you may also pay by bank transfer, cash, check, or money order (payable to ‘VENTURES BIRDING’) sent to PO Box 1095, Skyland, NC 28776. This Venture is limited to 8 participants.
Cost of Cape Town Extension: $2150 per person from Cape Town, based on double occupancy. Single supplement: $250 Price includes: All transportation throughout, all accommodation, all breakfasts (lunches and dinners not included), entrance fees, trip information, packet & bird checklist, and guide/leader service throughout. Not included: Round-trip airfare from the US to South Africa, departure tax, alcoholic beverages, and gratuities, lunches and dinners, laundry, and other items of a personal nature

On this optional extension to the Cape, we will explore and enjoy all that Cape Town and environs has to offer, including West Coast National Park with the endemic Black Bustard and thousands of shorebirds, Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, and the spectacular coastal drive down to Betty’s Bay to look for seabirds such as Cape Gannet, Cape Cormorant, and African Penguin. The Cape is a biodiversity hotspot that supports some 9,000 species of plants plus a unique suite of reptiles, amphibians, insects, and mammals, and 70% of South Africa’s endemic birds, including such trip targets as Knysna Warbler & Cape Siskin.

Some of the Birds We Hope to See

(endemic, seen only on extension) Common Ostrich, Cape Shoveler, Cape Teal, Southern Pochard, South African Shelduck, Maccoa Duck, Gray-winged Francolin, Greater & Lesser Flamingos; African Penguin; Wooly-necked, Saddle-billed, and Yellow-billed Storks; Pink-backed Pelican, Great White Pelican; Goliath Heron; Southern Bald Ibis, African Spoonbill; Bateleur, Black-breasted and Brown Snake-Eagles, Bat Hawk, Martial, Tawny, Wahlberg's, Steppe and Lesser Spotted Eagles, African Hawk-Eagle, African Crowned Eagle, Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk; Stanley’s (Denham’s) & Black Bustards; Buff-spotted & Striped Flufftails; African Finfoot; Blue Crane; Black-rumped Buttonquail; Livingstone’s & Knysna Turacos; African Wood-Owl & Pel’s Fishing Owl; Narina Trogon; Giant, Malachite, and Half-collared Kingfishers; Olive & Ground Woodpeckers; Brown-necked (Cape) Parrot; African Broadbill; Black-Throated Wattle-eye, Cape & Woodward's Batis; Olive & Black-fronted Bushshrikes; Cape Rockjumper; Eastern Long-billed, Cape, Rudd’s, Karoo Lark; Cape Bulbul; Cape Grassbird, Victorin’s Warbler; Knysna Warbler; Drakensberg Prinia; Gurney’s & Cape Sugarbirds; Cape Rock-Thrush; Brown Scrub-Robin, Chorister Robin-Chat, White-starred Robin, Orange Ground Thrush; Black-bellied Starling; Neergaard’s, Malachite, Southern Double-banded, and Orange-breasted Sunbirds; Cape & Forest Canaries, Cape Siskin, Cape Weaver and many more!