Southern Africa is blessed with an enormous amount of wild birds, 950 or so species. It is fast becoming a birders paradise, with the hobby of bird-watching taking off strongly in many countries, and birders traveling to far flung places to add to their life lists.
While Franschhoek may not be known as a birding mecca, we have more than enough of our edemic and other birds to keep us happy.
Adults/Children from R800/R350
Daily Trips: 8am
4 hours / 8 hours / 2 days
4 hrs, from R800/Adult
HALF DAY FRANSCHHOEK
Our local bird-watching trip is around Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch to the best birding spots. Highlights include the local endemics like Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Sugarbird, Cape Siskin etc.
8 hrs, from R1 500/Adult
FULL DAY FRANSCHHOEK TO ROOIELS
A lovely day out from Franschhoek to Rooiels and back, stopping at many excellent birding spots on the way. Includes Harold Porter Botanical Garden and the Penguin Colony. Local endemics, raptors and water birds feature strongly. We finish off at Rooiels for the very special Cape Rockjumper and Ground Woodpeckers.
2 Days, R8 000/Adult
WEST COAST OVERNIGHT
A superb trip up the West Coast from Franschhoek with an over night stop in Langebaan or Lamberts Bay. Includes a visit to Bird Island to witness the thousands of Cape Gannets that nest there. The usual endemics as well as a plethora of waders with stunning landscapes on this coastal trip.
Departs Daily at 8am
From your accommodation
Details & Itinerary
While Franschhoek is not known as a birding mecca, we have our fair share of fabulous endemic birds in and around the village.
Our full day trip takes us out of town to the south coast with plenty of awesome birding spots on the way.
The 2 day tour is a special treat up the West Coast visiting a large number of great birding venues with the high-light being the Bird Island Gannet colony.
For first time South African experiences, these trips will add significantly to your life lists!
What You Should Bring
- Binoculars (spotting scope not essential)
- Bird Book however, we do have a digital Roberts Bird Book available and online Listing system (BirdLasser)
- Comfortable clothing of neutral colour
- Walking shoes
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Transfers to the best birding spots in town
- Passionate and knowledgeable registered guide.
- Coffee and snacks
- Items of a personal nature.
This is a mostly driven tour however we do walk around at the various birding spots. Very easy leisurely walking.
Pick Up & Drop Off
We depart from your accommodation and drop you off at the end of the tour.
Duration & Cost
Half Day Franschhoek Birding:
Duration: 4 Hours
R800.00 per adult
R350.00 per child (5 – 12)