Birding Africa
    Birding tours from Cape Town to Cameroon and Madagascar, with the only African Birding Specialist










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Special announcement!

February 2010: Birdwatch magazine voted Birding Africa, which includes Cape Town Pelagics and Cape Birding route, as one of the top 5 most recommended bird tour companies in the world. (Click here for more survey details.)

Contact Us

Please scroll down for booking guidelines, booking forms and terms and conditions.

We are based in Scarborough but have an office in Pinelands too. You're welcome to visit us for some orientation, to discuss your birding plans, or simply for a cup of tea and to search for the Cape Dwarf Chameleons in our garden. Have a look at other wildlife spotted in our office garden!

Please send questions by email or Whatsapp:


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Physical Address
Postal Address
Alternatively, please use

+27 83 959 5174

Please notify us by email us if you want to Skype, so that we can log in and hear your skypecall.

Hilltop Street, Scarborough, Cape Town, South Africa.
P.O. Box 22727, Scarborough 7975, South Africa.
Please email us for directions

Marje Hemp

Marje Hemp
Operations Manager: Southern Africa and Eastern Africa
Mobile: +27 83 959 5174

Priscilla Beeton
Tour Consultant for South Africa and Namibia and Day Trips Manager
Mobile: +27 84 803 9987

Deirdre Vrancken
Operations Manager: Central, Western Africa and Madagascar: Primates / Mammals

Amanda Kropman
Operations Manager: Cape Town Pelagics

Callan Cohen
Managing Director

How to Book a Tour?

1. Contact us about a tour advertised on our tour calendar page or for a tailor-made tour - one of our consultants will assist you.
2. OR complete and submit a booking forms selected from the two below.
3. Receive tour information, cost and banking details. Download our Terms and Conditions.
4. Make a booking deposit or full payment to secure your space. We will confirm your payment when it arrives.

Booking Form: Guided Tour from our Calendar
Upon booking, a ZAR2000 tour deposit is required (this is approximately GBP100, EUR130, USD150) and is payable by credit card or bank transfer.
The balance is due 150 days before the tour by bank transfer.

Booking Form: Guided Day Trip
Once you have received a booking confirmation from one of our consultants, full payment is due by credit card or bank transfer.

What happens after you've booked?

We will email you:
a tour information pack with details on how to prepare for your tour, what travel documents you may need, and what to pack.
2. the contact details of your first night's accommodation or your guide, just in case your arrival would be delayed.

About Birding Africa

Birding Africa is a specialist birding tour company customising tours for both world listers and more relaxed holiday birders. We combine interests in mammals, butterflies, dragonflies, botany and other natural history aspects and will guide you to Africa's and Madagascar's most diverse birding destinations. Our guides' knowledge of African birds and birding areas is our greatest strength and together we have rediscovered species, shared exciting observations with the birding community and had a fun time exploring our home continent. We've even written two acclaimed guide books on where to find Southern Africa's and Madagascar's best birds. Birding is more than our passion, it's our lifestyle, and we are dedicated to making professional, best value trips filled with endemic species and unique wildlife experiences. Since 1997, we've run bird watching tours in South Africa and further into Africa for individual birders, small birding groups and top international tour companies. We've run Conservation Tours in association with the African Bird Club and work with and consult for a number of other top international tour companies and the BBC Natural History Unit.

For feedback from our guests, please see our Client Comments. Please also browse our Latest News and Trip Reports.

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Black Harrier photograph courtesy of Keith Offord.
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P.O. Box 22727, Scarborough 7975, South Africa.


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