Nature Tours

Nature tours in and around Cape Town are the perfect way to enjoy a broader approach to the natural environment. Ranging from hikes in wildlife-rich areas to vehicle-based touring with short walks, nature tours showcase the extraordinary fauna and flora of the Cape Peninsula as well as its beautiful landscapes.

After all, despite its rugged and wind-scoured appearance, the Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s bio-diversity hot-spots. It has more plant species than the whole of the British Isles and its coastline contains 5% of the world’s coastal marine species, including whales, sharks, seals and dolphins.

The destinations visited on a nature tour vary from the familiar to less so. Some of the more famous places are the best: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is known for its spectacular flowers and sculptured gardens but it is also excellent for bird watching, giving fynbos, thicket and forest birds in an easy environment. And who would have thought that the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is home to Africa’s largest antelope as well as its rarest one?
Less familiar destinations don’t disappoint either. Strandfontein Sewage Works is largely unknown to locals but its ponds host flocks of flamingos and pelicans as well as great rafts of wildfowl and waders. Fish-eagles and marsh harriers are often seen hunting in the wetlands and there are usually sightings of mongoose and small antelope too.
You can choose between half and full-day nature tours. Itineraries can be created around specific interests (birding, marine ecology) or can include a range of interests. Some tours involve a few hours of walking, others just a stroll or two. Drinks, lunch and snacks can all be included.

Contact me as your Cape Town naturalist guide for a tailor-made itinerary.


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