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South African Adventure, Autumn 2021?

South Africa adventure with BirdNote

Join us for 18 days of wildlife viewing and cultural attractions!

Travel to South Africa with BirdNote during the best time of year: the transition into spring and early summer. 

  • Visit the Greater Kruger Conservancy to see iconic animals and birds
  • Enjoy special excursions to observe whales, flamingos, and African Penguins
  • Experience the world-famous Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
  • View spectacular wildflower displays at West Coast National Park 
  • Travel to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned
  • Tour Cape Town’s historic City Bowl
  • Explore the wine-growing Stellenbosch region

BirdNote and Victor Emanuel Nature Tours have teamed up to offer you the trip of a lifetime. This adventure is focused on the Western Cape and Kruger regions, where experts will immerse travelers in local culture and natural history. 

Our guide, Patrick Cardwell, is accredited by the Field Guides Association of South Africa and holds a specialist guide endorsement from Bird Life South Africa. For 50 years, Patrick has been involved with birds and activities such as sound recording, photography, banding, and regional distribution assessments throughout Southern Africa. 

Dates: TBD, Autumn 2021

Cost: $10,995 per person, double occupancy. Most meals as well as lodging, internal flights, and ground transportation are included in the cost (see full itinerary for details). Accommodations range from very good to excellent.

Tour size: Space is limited to 12 travelers. A minimum of 6 participants is needed to operate the program. 

BirdNote is committed to responsible ecotourism that promotes conservation and contributes to local economies. You can offset travel emissions associated with this trip (or any trip!) through Cool Effect

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All of our wildlife watching and cultural exploration will be complemented by social time and stories from BirdNote. To whet your appetite for this adventure, listen to these BirdNote shows:

Secretary Bird: Eagle on Stilts
Snake Eagles Are Awesome
The Jackass Penguins of Africa
Sandgrouse - Desert Water-carriers
What in the World Is a Hoopoe?
Following the Honeyguide

BirdNote reaches millions of listeners every day with stories about birds and nature that inspire conservation. When you travel with BirdNote, your trip makes a difference: A non-tax-deductible portion of the trip fee supports BirdNote programming.

To learn more, and to reserve your spot on this small group experience, sign up here. You can also email us at for details. Please don’t delay as space is limited. 

Learn more about traveling with BirdNote and view past itineraries here.

Wildlife from South Africa - travel with BirdNote to the Western Cape and Kruger


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All photos © Avian Leisure