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Bird Watching in and around Port Elizabeth.
Full Day Tour – Code (FD12)

A guided tour of the operational lighthouse at Cape Recife and SANCCOB. Search the shoreline for the many species of Waders, Shore and Marine birds that utilize this important area, the endangered Black oystercatcher and Rosette tern amongst the many different species. We departing inland to the Island reserve and discover the hidden secrets of the Eastern Cape subtropical thickets

7:30 am pick up at place of residence. We depart for the Cape Recife Lighthouse and Nature reserve and a guided tour of the SANCCOB, the South African marine re-habilitation centre.

At the lighthouse we orientate and learn the history of Cape Recife and its working Lighthouse.

We search the shoreline for the many species of Waders, Shore and Marine birds that utilize this important area. Here we look for interesting and endangered species like the Black oystercatcher and Roseate tern amongst the many different species.

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Cape Recife lighthouse, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

We continue inland to an area rich in both bush and water birds, where we look for Warblers, Waders and a variety of water birds. Hadeda and Sacred Ibis are common with the possibility of catching a glimpse of a shy resident purple Gallinule.


We enjoy a light lunch in the area before departing for an inland birding experience at the Island reserve where we discover the hidden secrets of the Eastern Cape sub-tropical thickets further down the coastline.

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Here we find a number of shy Robin species and Mouse birds. The Grey Headed Bush shrike, Little sparrow hawk and its big brother the African Goshawk flitting momentarily through the dim under story, then a flash of colour and deep whurring announces the arrival of the highly sought after Knysna Tauraco. We return to Port Elizabeth and your accommodation.

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Tour includes:

  • Pick und and drop off in Port Elizabeth
  • Entrance/conservation fees 
  • Tour of SANCCOB
  • Light lunch
  • Bottled water in tour vehicle


Rate per person: R 1450.00

Minimum two persons

Birdwatching Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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