"750 bird species in the region represent the natural diversity of the area."
Day 1: Arrival to Johannesburg and then to
Rust-De-Winter area, including birding the bushveld of
Zaagkuildrift Road and the wetlands nearby the
Kgomo-Kgomo Village
Day 2: Rust-De-Winter birind in AM; then key birding sites
on way to Kruger National Park
Day 3 and 4:  Kruger National Park for birding and
wildlife watching (Big 5 African wildlife and more)
Day 5: AM birding near camp at Kruger National Park,
then short drive to grasslands and
Wakkerstroom
Marshes
Day 6:  Wakkerstroom Grasslands and More:  Birding
(Blue Crane and more) and wildlife watching (Meerkats
and more) in various habitats
Day 7:  Wakkerstroom to Mkuze area
Day 8:  Mkuze:  Birding (and wildlife watching) in various
habitats including savanna, forest and wetlands
Day 9:  Mkuze area to Saint Lucia
Day 10:  Saint Lucia in early AM; then nearly full day of
birding and wildlife watching at the
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi
Game Reserve
Day 11:  Dlinza Forest birding
Day 12:  Birdwatching Various Key Spots in Transit from
Hilton to Underberg:  Including
Karkloof Forest and
Mountain Range
; then Richmond,  Hilton to Underberg,
Umkomaas River Valley, and mistbelt forest
Day 13:  Day trip to Sani Pass, Lesotho
Day 14: Onward Flights Home or to Cape Town for
Extension

Extension to Consider:  Western Cape:  
Day 1 (same date as Day 14 above): Arrival in Cape Town
and bird and explore the
Kirstenbosch Botanical
Gardens.
Day 2: Spectacular Pelagic Birding Trip.  May switch
with other day if weather does not hold.
Day 3: The Cape Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope
Nature Reserve
Day 4: Birding West Coast National Park and various
birding stops to Ceres
Day 5: Ceres and the Tanqua Karoo
Day 6: Ceres to Cape Town and flights home.
Brief Itinerary
Trip Description
Rust-De-Winer, Kruger National Park, Wakkerstroom Marshes and Grasslands/Highveld, Mkuze,
Saint Lucia, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Dlinza Forest, Karkloof Moutain Range and More,
Sani Pass
Extensions to Western Cape (Cape Town, Cape Pennisula, West Coast National Park Ceres, Tanqua Karoom
plus a Pelagic trip)
Birding (and Wildlife) in Eastern South Africa
Eastern South Africa
The provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga on
South Africa’s eastern seaboard boast some of the
country’s finest birding and exceptional mammal viewing.
An impressive 750 plus species of birds occur in the
region, reflecting the wonderful natural diversity of the
area.  South Africa's modern infrastructure supports
productive birding throughout the region. This trip then
covers the classic African savanna of the world-renowned
Kruger National Park, the teeming Zululand game
reserves, the endemic-rich mist-belt forests of the Natal
Midlands and the lofty peaks of the magnificent
Drakensberg.  This tour of Eastern South Africa offers the
very best of African bird watching and wildlife viewing.  

In addition, the trip can be expanded to include the
Western Cape.  Those who decide to do the Western
Cape Extension will be treated to a feast of endemics and
the remarkable beauty of the South Western Cape. Cape
Town, widely considered one of the world’s most beautiful
cities, will be our base for the first three nights of the
extension. From here we will range out to explore the
varied ecosystems conveniently accessible from our
comfortable accommodations. We will then make our way
up the West Coast where we will explore the dry country
riches of the Tanqua Karoo to round off this unbeatable
South African adventure.

Along with our southern African partner (Rock Jumper), we
offer an Eastern South Africa trip five times throughout the
year.    A brief itinerary is presented below with more detail
on the next web page.

Please contact us to get trip reports to get a good idea of
the bird species you will see based upon our past
experiences.
More Details on This Trip
Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 or toll free at 888-203-7464) or Ian
(in the UK at 07719-052820), and/or email
info@pibird.com. Also feel free to click
here.