4 Day Bird Watching Escape

4 Day Bird Watching Escape


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DESCRIPTION

The environment plays a very important role in the inspiration of any nature photographer. With our Bird Watching Escape we take nature photographers to the beautiful Drakensberg. Be warned - you might enjoy the silence and tranquillity so much that you forget to “shoot”. Featuring cascading waterfalls, mountain views, hundreds of different species of bird such as sunbirds, sugarbirds, kingfishers and on occasion the endangered ground hornbill, sandstone caves and countless San rock art paintings, the Northern Drakensberg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which also boasts a network of scenic hiking trails.

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Per person sharing
R11 500

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Duration Location Tour Type Accommodation Destination
4 Days Drakensberg Small Group Montusi Mountain Lodge Northern Drakensberg

Itinerary

Day One

You depart from OR Tambo International Airport to the beautiful Drakensberg. Enough time is allowed to stretch legs and enjoy refreshments along the way. Arrive late afternoon at this beautiful Mountain Lodge. Relax and take time to unwind, until dinner is served.

Planned Activities Included:
Dinner

Day Two

The day starts early. As they say - "early bird catches the worm". You leave early to capture all the beautiful scenery and bird life in the morning sun on this spectacular 1000ha Montusi Mountain Estate. After a busy morning of photography, will you return to the lodge for a delicious breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy by going on a mountain hike, if you feel energetic. Return in time for lunch and a maybe a quick siesta before setting out for the afternoon photography session. After this exciting photo shoot will you return for a delicious dinner.

Planned Activities Included:
Sunrise Photography Session
Breakfast
Mountain hiking trail
Lunch
Sunset Photography Session
Dinner

Day Three

You start again with an early morning photography session to make the most of the morning sun and the wildlife in the mountains. Return for a hearty breakfast and relax or do another hike until it is time for the afternoon activities. You will leave for the Central Drakensberg for the afternoon photography session, where you will search for birds of prey. After this exciting photo shoot, will you return to the lodge for a scrumptious dinner.

Planned Activities Included:
Sunrise Photography Session
Breakfast
Hiking Trail
Lunch - The Purple Giraffe
Sunset Photography Session
Dinner

Day Four

The last day and you can sleep in before you enjoy breakfast. Shortly afterwards will you check out and depart back to Johannesburg.

Planned Activities Included:
Breakfast

Included Excluded
Roundtrip Road Transfer Beverages
Accommodation Gratuities
Meal as specified Optional Activities
Professional Guide Photographer Items of a personal nature
Park Fees  Laundry
Taxes/VAT  

About Montusi Mountain Lodge

Space, comfort and peace, this is what you will find when you treat yourself to the natural splendour and peaceful, romantic ambiance of this Drakensberg haven. Montusi Mountain Lodge is the only upmarket destination in the area with a full and uninterrupted view of the Drakensberg's most famous part, the Amphitheatre escarpment. Our guests enjoy this spectacular scenery in the comfort of their private individual garden suites.

Birds to be expected

When establishing Montusi Mountain Lodge, various indigenous plants were introduced to attract birdlife back to the area. The gardens have become a haven for hundreds of different species of bird such as sunbirds, sugarbirds, widows and whydahs, so birders can start their twitching right from their verandas! A short stroll to the dams, or through the horse paddock increases the birding experience to include kingfishers, bald ibis, lapwings and on occasion the endangered ground hornbill.