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Avian Leisure

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Simons Town 7995 South Africa, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Trip to the Wilderness area of Knysna and Tanqua Karoo.

Excellent knowledge and preparation meant that every target species of bird was seen. Knowledge of... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2015
Nicola H
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Superb visit to the Tanqua Karoo

We engaged the services of Avian Leisure to guide us for a short trip to the Tanqua Karoo, a unique... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2015
685lisettec
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 Nov 2015
“Trip to the Wilderness area of Knysna and Tanqua Karoo.”
2 Nov 2015
“Superb visit to the Tanqua Karoo”
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Simons Town 7995 South Africa, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Excellent knowledge and preparation meant that every target species of bird was seen. Knowledge of photography meant that the majority of these tricky species were also photographed. Brilliant!

1  Thank Nicola H
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

We engaged the services of Avian Leisure to guide us for a short trip to the Tanqua Karoo, a unique and fascinating habitat in the dry interior on the Western-Northern Cape Province boundary. As we were staying in Simon’s Town prior to this trip, where...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Patrick's an excellent guide, and went out of his way to show me the specific species I'd asked to see. I'd highly recommend him. The accommodation at Simons Town is very comfortable with stunning views of the bay, and numerous birds and a Porcupine in...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed 6 days at Avian Leisure's Shearwater appartment wich we booked in combination with a Pelagic Birdwatching Tour and 3 full days of Birding with Patrick from Avian Leisure. We are experienced birders and this was our first trip to Africa. Patrick did everything...More

2  Thank Bauke K
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We spent a day birding the west coast with Avian Leisure's Patrick Caldwell. What a wonderful day we had. Saw over 60 species of birds, visited a small vineyard and had a delicious Malay lunch. Patrick is truly "The Cape Naturalist". He was most accommodating...More

1  Thank babs2053
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We stayed at Avian Leisure for a week in October of 2009 and really enjoyed the apartment and experience of birding with Patrick. Where else can you set and have coffee in bed and watch the Souther Right Whales off the coast. The apartment was...More

Thank Dot R
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

We stayed at Avian Leisure self catering apartment 8 years ago and we loved the location. This time we stayed at Watsonia. Even though there are no ocean views we had access to the garden and Patrick refilled the bird feeder to ensure we had...More

Thank Sarracenia
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

My wife and I enjoyed two days of guided birding with Patrick as part of a Southern Africa tour put together by Avian Leisure. Despite inclement weather, Patrick cheerfully and expertly guided us through botanical gardens and wildlife refuges showing us an incredible array of...More

1  Thank Bubo_2
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

During September 2013 a group of 6 friends were taken on a trip to view the amazing spring flowers and birds of the west coast of South Africa near Cape Town. The whole experience was superb with excellent planning and management. I would have no...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

I booked a birding trip with Patrick and trips around the Cape and winelands for me and family. The birding trip was a lifetime experience with a trip to the Western Cape reserve and Strandfontein to look at wildfowl and shorebirds. Patrick knew exactly where...More

2  Thank Ronald E
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Hi there, I cannot include an email address here, but I have found your enquiry in my Inbox, sent yesterday and I have replied now. Have also found an enquiry dated some time last year which I replied to at the time but... More
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We unfortunately have no availability for those dates - if you have any flexibility please do get back to me! Warm regards, ML
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