Trip report: South Africa, Cape to Kruger (Sept-Oct 2010) by Tropical Birding

Guide Charley Hesse tells us all about this awesome birding tour packed with amazing mammals.

Some highlights of our trip included: coming face to face with the adorable African Penguins at Simon’s Town, finding Cape Rockjumper at Sir Lowry’s Pass, watching Southern Right Whales basking close to the coast at De Hoop Nature Reserve, eating our breakfast in Wilderness with the gorgeous Knysna Turaco just a few feet away, having a female Spotted Hyaena nursing its young right next to our car and watching a Leopard up a tree feeding on an Impala in Kruger, coming across rhinos on foot in Mkuze and then watching them from the safety of a hide mud-bathing and rubbing themselves, and finally watching Lesotho being turned into a winter-wonderland as it snowed in the Drakensberg mountains. It truly was the trip of a lifetime.
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