Cape Town | KwaZulu-Natal
Cape Town | KwaZulu-Natal
Growing up on a horse, cattle and sheep farm in South Africa’s Great Karoo, Daryl was always fated to become a naturalist. From a young age, he would spend entire days walking in the bush, fascinated by animal tracks, skulls, feathers and dung, he was destined to become a ranger.
What better way to enjoy a prized birding expedition than with the opportunity to use one of the world’s most sought-after pairs of binoculars? Enjoy the use of a pair of SWAROVSKI OPTIK binoculars, which will allow you to view the most intricate of details.
You will have the opportunity to choose your favourite SWAROVSKI OPTIK product, which will be sent to your home prior to departure, so that you can familiarise yourself with the equipment beforehand, trial it for the duration of your journey and have the option to purchase it on your return if you would like to keep it.
Groundbreaking optical performance – packed into the smallest possible package: the NL Pure 32 accompanies you wherever you may go for unprecedented viewing experiences.
Keep the overview. The 8x magnification in combination with the enormous field of view lets you completely immerse yourself in nature – even during the late hours of the night.
You’ll never miss out with the new CL Companion. These elegant binoculars with impressive optics fit perfectly in your hand. They are always with you to ensure you make the most of every sighting.
This privately guided, 8-day birding journey through South Africa is the epitome of a luxury birding experience. Perfect for amateur and serious birders alike, as well as their non-birding partners; the range of adventures and sightings in the award-winning &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, and iconic Cape Town, promise to delight!
Your journey begins in Cape Town, steeped in history, iconic landmarks and contemporary euro centricity, it is simply spectacular. Known as the Mother City, Cape Town boasts more than its fair share of magnificent natural beauty, cultural marvels, historical sites and over 610 bird species-fantastic! Quintessentially modern and cosmopolitan, it is home to gourmet restaurants, trendy nightlife and a thriving café culture, combined with pristine wonders ranging from miles and miles of beautiful beaches to the renowned Cape Winelands and iconic Table Mountain. The city effortlessly merges unique architecture, rich history and a fascinating allure of cultures to create the completely distinctive appeal that sees it appear again and again on lists of the world’s most favourite cities.
Continue to the world–renowned &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve where you will stay at two of our much loved lodges. Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences, this reserve is home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), as well as 436 bird species-brilliant! The reserve is particularly well known for close-up sightings of the elegant yet elusive cheetah, as well as the rare black rhino. With its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is often described as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’, a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, rivers, marshes and pans. Home to 1 000 hectares (2471 acres) of Africa’s remaining rare dry sand forest, the reserve is situated in close proximity to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, offering an unmatched combination of bush and beach adventures.
From the complimentary use of SWAROVSKI OPTIK binoculars to Safari Guides Journals enriching your wildlife experience, to the absolute delight of our Safari Theatre, offering frothy cappuccinos and colourful cocktails on game drives, interpretive Nature Walks, Big Game Viewing Walks and a specialist birding guide and vehicle, your unforgettable adventure is sure to inspire and delight.
Keep your eyes peeled, cameras charged, and binoculars at the ready. Let’s go birding!
*There is the option to extend this itinerary with either three nights at Victoria Falls Hotel Zimbabwe, &BEYOND Benguerra Island in Mozambique, &BEYOND Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia or &BEYOND Ngala Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
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