Nature Lovers - Tours of the Cape Town, Hermanus & Western Cape regions
South Africa’s vast natural bio-diversity has always captured the imagination, from the early explorers of
Sir Francis Drake and Charles Darwin, to the modern day natural history heroes such as David Attenborough. Major wildlife documentary film-makers, such as the BBC, Animal Planet, Discovery and National Geographic regularly spend weeks filming in this region every year.
High-lighted below is a selection of this bio-diversity and various natural wonders –
1) Botany –
The Cape Floral Kingdom is a World Heritage Site; the worlds smallest floral kingdom, taking up a land-mass of only 0.04% of the worlds land; with a staggering 9,500 unique species of Flora found no-where else on the planet. Tours of the region will take in the many National Botanical Gardens, flower regions, forestry and National Parks which are found in many differing terrains – from beach level to high lofty mountain peaks and ranges. The most famous plants include – Protea, Erica, Restio, Iris and many Cacti.
2) Safaris & African Animals –
Day and evening game drives in 4x4 Land Rovers at many wildlife Safari parks and reserves are by far the easiest way to spot the many varied species of African animals. Where else could you see elephant, lion, cheetah, rhino, Cape buffalo, giraffe, hippo and many antelopes roaming free in their natural surroundings.
For those that wish to get even closer, then there are many sanctuaries that allow you to touch, interact and stroke - cheetahs, African eagles and owls, ostrich, lions and elephants.
3) Oceans –
The oceans are also teaming with creatures-from-the-deep - whales, dolphins, sharks, (including Great White Shark), Cape fur seals, rays, bait fish, penguin and many sea-birds.
2 different oceans meet at Cape Agulhas (250kms east of Cape Town) - the cold Benguela (from melted icebergs down in Antarctica) and the warm Agulhas (descending the eastern coast from the Indian Ocean). Where these 2 currents meet, creates one of the richest regions of sea-life found anywhere on the planet.
4) Bird-watching –
South Africa has 1000 species of birds, of which over 300 species are found around the Cape Town and Hermanus regions - including unique species like - the Blue Crane (the South African national bird), black oyster catchers and African penguin, making this region a twitchers paradise.
5) Hikers & Walkers –
The Western Cape has stunning mountain ranges, gorges, valleys and rivers that so impress every tourist that it is very hard for them not to take 100’s of photos around every corner. The most famous of them all is the mind-blowing, 1083m high, Table Mountain that can be climbed & hiked in 5 or 6 hours.
Other impressive ranges include – Riviersonderend, Klein Riviers, Hex River, Langeberg and Hottentot Holland.
Remote lodges, chalets and cabins provide comfortable over night accommodation.
The daily price per person is totally tailor-made to suit individual budgets.
Please note that certain activities are for the clients own account at the time of partaking in that activity. The choice remains with the client whether or not to take part & thus incur the cost.
Prices are subject to seasonal variation or change by operators; please bear in mind exchange rate fluctuations & Kids discounts are available at certain venues.
Percy Tours can easily arrange accommodation for you and these vary enormously, from very clean and highly sociable Backpacker Hostels to B&B’s, Guest Houses and Hotels from 1 star up to 5 stars.
Accommodation prices per person therefore range hugely between R100 right up to and above R12,000 per night.
Therefore daily average expenditure will vary vastly, depending upon which activities and accommodation you opt for.
Please note that the daily tours prices are dependent on the number of people in each tour group.
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