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Pelagic Birding

Cape Town Pelagics, a sister company to Birding Africa, offers seabirding pelagic trips, led by marine ornithologists and experienced pelagic guides. We take our pelagic birding vessels all the way to the edge of the continental shelf, 30-40 km offshore. Here we approach fishing vessels, where unbelievably large number of pelagic birds aggregate. This presents the opportunity to see thousands of albatrosses! We can see up to 30 seabird species on our trips, including endemic cormorants, gannets, African Penguin and gulls. The company has been in operation for over 10 years, but we've been birding and studying seabirds for much longer.

Cape Town Pelagics can arrange mid-week trips and tailor-made pelagics at affordable prices for small groups. We also offer the widest range of tour dates available. We give personalised guiding attention and smaller groups can enjoy an exclusive experience with our world-class guides. You can combine pelagic birding with birding on land, with individualised itineraries that include guiding services from the best endemic-finders in the country. Cape Town Pelagics and Birding Africa offer best-value packages for pelagic and land-based birding combinations.

For further information please look at our Cape Town Pelagics website or send us an e-mail enquiry.

The Feel-good Factor

Cape Town Pelagics donates all its profits to seabird research and conservation programs, including the BirdLife Save the Albatross Campaign - we've donated R115,000 so far! So when you book a tour to see albatrosses and petrels with Cape Town Pelagics, you'll contribute directly to the conservation of albatross and other seabirds!

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.

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