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Welcome to Crane’s Cape Tours & Travel

We have been operating Birding and Natural History Tours in Southern Africa for over a decade. We are very proud of the natural heritage of our country and look forward to sharing some of its treasures with you.

We are now putting our extensive first-hand knowledge into our Self-Drive Tours & Safaris, whereby we arrange all your accommodation and car-hire needs and provide you with a detailed itinerary of your proposed route, including advice on excellent places to find the local birds, wildlife and flora as well as places of interest along the way.

Find out why you should visit our country, and learn more about our many exciting destinations.

Read Geoff Crane’s Bio

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Special Offer

Full Day: Spring flowers in the West Coast National Park and Langebaan Lagoon.

Price: R3,480 for the day – up to seven people (pro rata price depending on numbers)

Entrance fees and picnic lunch excluded. (Approx. R200 pp)

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Cape Town Nature Reserves

Our first port of call is Hout Bay, where we join a 45 minute boat trip to see the Seals on Duiker Island …

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Cape Peninsula & the Cape of Good Hope

We will be spending a leisurely day experiencing the rugged beauty of the Cape Peninsula …

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Cape Winelands

The dramatic backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the tree-lined streets, with the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads …

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Hermanus & the South Coast

We will follow the spectacular coastline out of False Bay to the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens …

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West Coast National Park

The beautifully tranquil Langebaan Lagoon is an internationally recognized reserve for migrant waders …

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Whale Watching at Hermanus & the South Coast

We will follow the spectacular coastline out of False Bay to Betty’s bay, where we will visit …

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West Coast Spring Flowers

We will be driving slowly through the West Coast National Park stopping here and there to see what’s flowering …

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Hermanus & the South Coast

We will follow the spectacular coastline out of False Bay to the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens …

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Rondevlei Wetland Nature Reserve

Rondevlei Nature Reserve was established in 1952 to protect the very rare ‘sand plains fynbos’ …

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Cape Town & Table Mountain

We first visit Signal Hill, which provides a 360 degree view of Lion’s Head, the city, Table Bay and Table Mountain …

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Cape Peninsula & the Cape of Good Hope

We will spend a leisurely day experiencing the rugged beauty of the Peninsula with its spectacular coastline …

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Cape Winelands

The dramatic backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the tree-lined streets, with the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads …

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Stellenbosch & Paarl Winelands

We can sample some of the Cape’s famous wines and enjoy the ambience of the Cape Dutch wine estates on this morning tour …

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Table Mountain Cableway & Maclear's Beacon Walk

We will take the cable car to the top of our famous Table Mountain and then spend the morning on a leisurely walk …

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Cape Town City

Our first stop on this half day orientation tour of Cape Town is on Signal Hill, which provides a 360 degree view …

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens must surely be one of the finest Botanical Gardens in the world. Situated on the lower slopes …

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Paarl Bird Reserve

The dramatic backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains makes a visit to the bird hides at the Paarl Bird Reserve a memorable occasion …

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Strandfontein Purification Plant

This large area has always been a naturally occurring wetland, which has a rich bird diversity and in the past, played host to a large number of endemic plants …

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Rietvlei Wetland Nature Reserve

Rietvlei Nature Reserve is an extensive wetland with a few good hides, which will afford us the opportunity to see a large selection of waterfowl and marsh birds …

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Cape Peninsula & the Cape of Good Hope

We will spend the morning experiencing the rugged beauty of the Peninsula with its spectacular coastline and diverse fauna & flora …

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Cape Peninsula & the Cape of Good Hope

We spend the morning experiencing the rugged beauty of the Peninsula with its spectacular coastline and diverse fauna & flora …

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14 Days Namibian Safari

We spend two weeks exploring the diverse wildlife of this spectacular country. We start in Windhoek at the Daan Viljoen Game Reserve …

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17 Days Natural History Safari

Cape Town – Garden Route – Drakensberg – Kruger Park Starting in the Cape, we visit Botanical Gardens, National Parks and Nature Reserves …

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15 Days Natural History Safari

Cape Town – Western Cape – Kalahari National Park Our Natural History safaris take a wide interest in the environment. We visit National Parks, Botanical Gardens and Nature Reserves …

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14 Days Botanical Safari

Cape Town – Garden Route – Great Karoo – Western Cape The spring flowers of the Western Cape have a worldwide reputation …

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14 Days Birding Safari

Cape Town – Garden Route – Mpumalanga – Kruger National Park Starting in scenic Cape Town, we travel up through the semi-arid regions of the Karoo …

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14 Days Natural History Safari

Cape Town – Garden Route – Western Cape – Karoo National Park This tour takes a broad interest in the environment. During our 2 week trip …

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14 Days Spring Flowers and Birds

The spring flowers of the Western Cape have a worldwide reputation. The area receives little rain throughout the year but after our winter rains …

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14 Days Drakensberg Mountains and Zululand

Our botanical, birding & wildlife Safaris take in a broad interest in the environment. During our 14 day safari we will be spending …

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14 Days South Africa's Garden Route & Addo Elephant Park

The ‘Garden Route’: inland lakes, beautiful sweeping beaches and intertidal flats are the final destination of many migrating birds …

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14 Days South Africa's Western Cape

From the moment you arrive at Cape Town by air, the sheer beauty of the Cape strikes you. As you approach the peninsula …

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Kruger National Park - Unparalleled Bird and Wildlife watching

Dramatic yet accessible, wild Africa yet people friendly, the Kruger is one of the world’s great National Parks …

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14 Days Natural History Safari of Zululand and Kruger Park

Our Natural History Safaris with John & Sue Buckingham take in a broad interest in the environment. During our 14 day Safari we will be birding …

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16 Days Flowers and Wildlife of the Cape and Garden Route

From the flowers, whales, birds and stunning scenery of the Cape, along the west coast, across to the Karoo, and back along the beautiful Garden Route …

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4 Days West Coast Safari

We will travel up the Atlantic Coast, visiting the West Coast National Park and Langebaan Lagoon. The West Coast receives little rain throughout the year …

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4 Days Garden Route Safari

We will visit the Bontebok National Park with the rare Cape Mountain Zebra and Bontebok that have successfully been saved from extinction …

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5 Days Walking Tour of the Western Cape

This 5 day walking tour focuses on the less frequented parts of the Western Cape. We will be visiting the Cederberg Mountains, a true wilderness area …

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4 Days Birding up the Garden Route

This 4 day tour will take us up the famous “Garden route” : we will be driving over spectacular mountain ranges, through lush,green forests and walking along rugged coasts …

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4 Days San Rock Art

For this 4 day tour we will travel up the west coast to the Cederberg Wilderness Area. For many generations the San lived and hunted in the Cederberg Mountains …

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4 Days Succulents and Birds of the Semi-Desert

We will be driving from the vineyards of the Cape, over the Hottentots Holland Mountains and into Worcester, to the National Botanical Gardens …

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3 Days Non-Stop Birdwatching

This 3 day tour will concentrate on birdwatching around the South Western Cape. We will aim for a total list of over 200 bird species …

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2 Days Architecture and Historical Towns

We will spend 2 days exploring Cape Architecture starting with the Castle of Good Hope and a few historical buildings in Cape Town …

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2 Days Botanical Gardens of the Cape

If you are a botanist or have an interest in flora, this is the tour for you! Over 2 days we will visit the three National Botanical Gardens of the Cape …

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2 Days Southern Tip of Africa

On this 2 day tour we take the coastal road to Hermanus and then on to Cape Agulhas, the most southerly point in Africa …

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