Vlei, Dunes and Forest Birding tour.

Duration: Half Day (Morning)

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Accommodation: None

Tour ID: WT1

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One or two persons
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Vlei, Dunes and Forest Birding tour.
Early morning birdwatching tour near Sedgefield.
Birdwatching for beginners and the more advanced birder.

 

This birdwatching tour begins at Sedgefield.

Lakes, Forest and Dune Birding
We drive towards the starting point approximately 2 km from  Sedgefield.

Specials to expect are Water Thick-knee, Grey-backed Cisticola, Victorin’s Warbler, Black-headed Oriole and more.
A slow 4 to 5 km  drive  though dune bush and stopping occasionally to listen and look for our target species.

After parking near the lake, we walk through dense forest with spectacular views of the Groenvlei lake.
Interesting species include various sunbirds, Bar-throated Apalis, Fork-tailed Drongo and some water and vlei species.
Depending on the time and weather, we may take a steep walk over the dune.

 

Logistic notes:

We travel with our client’s vehicle unless otherwise confirmed. All roads on our route are good for normal sedan and 2 x 4 vehicles. Off-road vehicles can be arranged at an additional cost. We start as early as possible – normally at first light or at sunrise. We return to base before noon – normally between 11h00 and 12h00.

Cost: R1600.00 for the first two guests, R500.00 per person for additional guests.

Items to take with: binoculars, jacket/rain jacket, long pants recommended, close shoes (takkies), hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, snacks, water/drinks.

Other: Expect the unexpected but remember “birds can fly.”

Notes:
  • This tour depends on the weather and needs to be confirmed a day before the tour date.
  • Fitness level is moderate. Participants need to be able to walk 2 kilometres in one stretch. The route might include steep slopes, steps, rocky and slippery paths. Not suitable for unfit persons.
  • Not suitable for children under 12 years old.

 

ITEMS TO TAKE WITH:

  • Daypack (Bag to carry small items)
  • Raincoat
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable walking shoes (takkies or hiking boots)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Cash for entrance fee at hiking trail or Wildcard (not needed for this walk)

 

Please contact us for any further enquiries. Custom tours can be arranged.

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  • Guided lakes birdwatching
  • Guided dune birdwatching
  • Guided forest and freshwater lake birdwatching
  • Exciting forest species
  • Drive and walk along the lakes
  • Roadside birding – driving
  • Forest Birdwatching
  • Walk in indigenous forest
  • Walk along a local fresh water lake
  • Specialist tour guide
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Transport
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