2 – 3 Hours
Tour Type
On Foot & By Vehicle
Travel Method
Minimum Tickets (PAX) 4 (Four).

If your group is less than 4 people, please book a custom tour – click here.

Tour area Pretoria & Surrounding
Tour time Early morning tour
Snacks Guests provide their own
Entrance fees to reserves Included
Physical fitness required Be able to walk short distances
Other Guests must bring binoculars, photography equipment & charged batteries, bird identification books, comfortable clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, tick repellent walking shoes and a hat
Extention This tour can be extended with tour Owlet

With the Darter Tour we will visit a Nature Reserve near Pretoria with different habitats where bushveld and water birds can be seen.

We meet you at your accommodation or at the point where the birding tour starts from where we travel with our vehicle.

This tour will take two to three hours and you can expect to see or hear some of the following species:

Fork-tailed Drongo, Coqui Francolin, Natal Spurfowl, Swainson’s Spurfowl, Rufous-naped Lark, White-winged Tern, Greater Honeyguide, Acacia Pied Barbet, Black Cuckooshrike, Sabota Lark, Karoo Thrush, White-throated Robin-chat, Chestnut-vented Tit-babler, Burnt-necked Eremomela, Black-chested Prinia, Fiscal Flycatcher, Crimson-breasted Shrike, Southern Boubou, Cape Glossy Starling, Cape White-eye, Streaky-headed Seedeater, White-winged Widowbird, Grey-headed Gull, African Fish Eagle. African Nightjar  may be heard calling at dawn.

In summer:
Red-chested Cuckoo, Black Cuckoo, Red-backed Shrike, Spotted-Flycatcher, Woodland Kingfisher and Willow Warbler. African Nightjar  may be heard calling at dawn.

Other wild animals that may be seen during the Darter Tour are: Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck, Zebra, Warthog, Jackal, Banded Mongoose.