Karoo Birding Safaris

Direction: Out of Town

Experience the countryside’s beauty on an unforgettable trip.

Join us for a half- or full day traversing the Karoo plains and Swartberg mountains for a unique birding experience in and around Prince Albert. There are few locations where such a diverse range of habitats occur so close together, and we love to share the experience with our guests.

  • Half-day R2000 for up to 3 guests, in our vehicle.
  • Full day R3600 for up to 3 guests, in our vehicle.
  • Refreshments (Coffee & Tea) provided.
  • Meals for own account.

Booking in advance is essential.

For larger groups, please get in touch for a tailor-made quote.

Popular trips:

Karoo Plains Specials – half-day or full day – a leisurely drive through the countryside in search of endemic and near-endemics so typical of the area. We pick a route based on species you might want to target, and according to where it rained.

Swartberg Pass – half-day trip across the pass and back to Prince Albert. Mountain, thicket, and fynbos specials.

Gamkaskloof – full day – venture into one of the most remote places in the world and enjoy the birds along the way. From fynbos, thicket and other Karoo specials.

Swartberg Round Trip – full day – an optional visit to the Cango Caves – starting in Prince Albert, over the Swartberg Pass, and along back roads on the south side of the mountain, we visit a waterfall on a short hike, through Meiringspoort and back along another fantastic backroad, via Prince Albert valley.

We specialise in tours from half a day to 20 days in the remote parts of the Karoo, Southern & East Africa.

South Africa is a country with a wonderfully diverse endemic bird and plant life, beautiful wildlife and splendid scenic views. There is no better way to experience all the country has to offer than with people who know it intimately.

Karoo Birding Safaris is owned and run by Japie and Ralie Claassen, who have been married for more than 40 years and share a passion for nature and all in it. They are both experienced birders and SANParks Honorary Rangers. Along with them, their daughter, Gita, and son, Jakkie, share their passion and are both registered guides who work with their parents.

FGASA and DEAT registered.