2018 Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation

Western Cape

16th - 24th November 2018

Tour in brief 

  • Group size:  maximum of 12 participants, 1 guide per 6 participants
  • Areas visited: Cape Peninsula, Swellendam, Ceres, Langebaan. 
  • Expected weather conditions: the Cape’s weather is notoriously variable and while November is out of the traditional winter rainy season, some rain can be expected, while fine and warm conditions are also expected. 
  • Tour tempo: medium to medium-plus, optional mid-day breaks on non-travelling days. 
  • Accommodation standards: medium plus: lodges and guest houses. 
  • Birding in brief: excellent variety, forest, marine, coastal, Karoo and mountain habitats covered. 
  • Top birds: Cape Rockjumper, African Penguin, Cape Sugarbird, Black Harrier, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Siskin, Knysna Woodpecker, Bank Cormorant, Cape Gannet, Karoo Korhaan, Karoo Eremomela, Cinnamon-breasted Warbler. 
  • Mammal viewing: Southern Right Whales in season (August to December); antelope species such as the endemic Bontebok, Chacma Baboon, Rock Hyrax and other smaller species. No Big Five. 
  • Other wildlife and attractions: Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula, the scenic drive between Gordon's Bay and Pringle Bay, the Fold Mountains of the interior, the desolate scenery of the Karoo.

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