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Spotting the black-maned Kalahari lions and other carnivores at Kgalagadi
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Enjoying the botanical and feathered wonders at Kirstenbosch Gardens
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Getting up-close to Cape Rock-jumper and African Penguins near Betty's Bay
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Spotting endemic birds and large mammals among wildflowers at West Coast N.P.
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Photographing the Quiver Trees and other succulents near Springbok

South Africa: The Cape and the Kalahari

Tour Leader Pete Read recently hosted a webinar about this tour and what he's most looking forward to. Click here to watch (30 min.)

On this tour we’ll discover the exceptional diversity and eclectic qualities of western South Africa. We’ll be in ‘the Cape’ in the austral spring when many plants such as the dazzling Proteas and bulb-bearing wildflowers will be in bloom, and bird breeding activity will be at its height.

We’ll begin around scenic Cape Town at the very heart of the fynbos, the distinctive shrubland habitat containing the world’s highest concentration of endemic plants, many simply bizarre and astonishing. The habitats are striking in and of themselves, and also form a fine backdrop for the area’s wonderful bird life. Among the coveted birds we’ll watch for the Cape Rock-jumper and visit an African Penguin colony on the coast. We’ll then travel steadily northward along the west coast where vast areas should be awash in blossoms. We’ll watch for some of the many peculiar birds including the Black Harrier and Blue Crane and encounter our first large mammals here including the threatened Cape Mountain Zebra.

In Namaqualand and the Kalahari to the north, we may – depending on the rains – find a land cloaked in an unparalleled floral show. We’ll also visit uncanny habitats defined by such captivating succulents as the tiny Lithops and the imposing Quiver Tree and hosting their own complement of distinctive wildlife. Finally, in Kgalagadi (Kalahari) National Park, we’ll find a variety of quintessentially African wildlife adapted to the semi-desert including the Kalahari’s famous black-maned African Lions.

If you enjoy sweeping landscapes and the chance to see peculiar and endemic wildlife, consider joining us on this fabulous tour! Wine tasting optional.

The combination of Cape and Kalahari left travellers on our last tour speechless. Please call us to register for our next small-group tour to this amazing country!

A post-tour extension to Blyde River Canyon and Kruger National Park is available. Please enquire.
 
Justin penned a blog article about zebras, including the Cape Mountain Zebra that we should see on this tour.
 
Quest Nature Tours

South Africa | 17 days
Quest Nature Tours

Dates:
Aug 25 - Sep 10, 2019
Cost:
Approx. US$6720 (Incl. US$425 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
10 - 14 participants

Includes:
Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader. Taxes and gratuities of C$435 are included.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town
Day 2: Kirstenbosch Gardens, Table Mountain
Days 3 - 4: Hermanus, Betty's Bay and area
Day 5:  West Coast National Park
Day 6-7: Lambert's Bay & Bird Island
Day 8: Nieuwoudtville
Day 9: North to Springbok
Day 10: Goegap Reserve at Springbok
Day 11: Into Bushmanland to Augrabies National Park
Day 12: Augrabies National Park
Day 13: To Upington and on to Kgalagadi (Kalahari) National Park
Days 14-15: Northern Kgalagadi National Park
Day 16: South Kgalagadi National Park
Day 17: To Upington, depart
Optional extension: Blyde River Canyon and Kruger National Park
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Your Tour Leader

Pete travels the world on the lookout for amazing landscapes of the most remote kind. A well-known naturalist, Pete brings a special focus on wildlife and wild places to our tours.

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Quest Nature Tours

South Africa | 17 days
Quest Nature Tours

Dates:
Aug 25 - Sep 10, 2019
Cost:
Approx. US$6720 (Incl. US$425 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
10 - 14 participants

Includes:
Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader. Taxes and gratuities of C$435 are included.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"That South Africa trip was exceptional!" - Rhoda & Remi

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