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Birdwatching in Cape Town provided by Alfies Adventures

Birdwatching in Cape Town
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Go to the top birding destinations Cape Town has to offer with an experienced and specialized guide who knows the ins and out of the areas. Alfie has been birding his whole life and is a qualified specialist. He has guided on African Safaris for over 13 years. His in depth knowledge of the birding localities allows him to provide you with the best possible opportunities to see the species you'd like to see and introduce you to others. Maximize your time to have the ultimate birding experience in Cape Town.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 195744P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your accommodation anywhere within Cape Town.
  • Airports:
  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
  • Ports:
  • Cape Town Harbor
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your accommodation anywhere within Cape Town.
  • Airports:
  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
  • Ports:
  • Cape Town Harbor
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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903mariannei
Lech, Austria70 contributions
We went with Alfie to the Standfontein nature reserve to go birding. What an amazing morning it was. His knowledge and enthusiasm on birds is excellent. We saw lots of different swimmers and waders that we had never seen before. He was patient and we definitely learnt lots. I would highly recommend him for any outdoor excursion beginning birding or hiking.
Written September 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Keren C
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
Alfie is the best!! We were lucky to book two full days with Alfie in the Cape Town area due to a cancellation in his schedule. We got 103 lifer bird species, including the Cape Rock Jumper and other prized sightings! He picked us up in his comfortable SUV, drove us to well curated sites, with a perfect lunch stop and snacks on the way. Alfie is very skilled, knowledgeable and full of stories growing up in Kruger Nat Park. We enjoyed his company, his passion and his knowledge of all things wild and free. We are so grateful for the connection.
Written January 20, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ColoGeoTraveler_13
Fort Collins, CO27 contributions
Sep 2019
My wife and I engaged Alfie Curling (Alfie’s Adventures) for several days of travel support while we were in Cape Town, South Africa in early September 2019. We wanted a combination of guiding for out of town destinations, in addition to car and driver help for transfers between our lodging and points of interest within the greater Cape Town area (e.g., airport, Kirstenbosch Gardens, V&A Waterfront). Alfie’s services were a perfect fit for us. He possesses good knowledge of Cape Town and regional attractions, and his casual but professional style suited our needs very well. Spending as much time as we did with any guide can be challenging if personalities are not well matched, and we felt very much at ease with Alfie’s ability to engage as needed to provide good service, but without over-reaching or becoming obtrusive to our agenda.

Highlights from Alfie’s involvement with us include the following items.
- Punctual, always on-time for agreed pick-up schedule; very good at monitoring a daily schedule to ensure that all items on the day’s intinerary were covered
- Flexible, able to adapt to and accommodate changeable schedule details and shifting priorities
- Expert birder - this is a personal passion of Alfie’s, and he has positively identified many species in South Africa alone - so he brings this wealth of knowledge to any outing
- With a background as safari guide in the Kruger area, Alfie has a very high level of knowledge regarding South African flora and fauna in general (we learned much about the fynbos plant communities on our visit), and he's expert at spotting and identifying species endemic to the South African cape
- Good at explaining South Africa-specific cultural details: settlement history and economic development, post-Apartheid politics, current events affecting regional economy (influx of workers from adjacent countries, local reactions)
- As a client, your agenda is his agenda: very good at tailoring discussions and excursions toward those topics that we specifically identified as areas of personal interest

In addition to in-city transfers, the bulk of our time with Alfie was associated with the following destinations, where his guide services and knowledge of flora/fauna were extremely valuable.
- Tour of Table Mountain (Cape Town regional overview, natural history of the area, fynbos)
- Tour of West Coast National Park (wild flowers, fynbos, wild life viewing)
- Tour of Hermanus area (Harold Porter National Botanical Garden, Betty’s Bay penguins, wine tasting, whale viewing)
- Tour of Cape Peninsula (Muizenberg/Kalk Bay, Simon’s Town/Boulders, Cape Point)

Alfie, thanks much for your assistance and insights during our visit to the Cape Town area, your involvement was instrumental to our enjoyment of several key destinations on our trip!
Written September 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
alfie_curling
Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with me. I'll continue striving to give the best possible experiences.
Written September 23, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SafariRowan
5 contributions
Aug 2019
I have been out with Alfie a number of times. I am also a tour operator and have booked Alfie to guide many of my guests around Cape Town and the Western Cape. The feedback from every one of them has been nothing but exceptional. His many years of guiding experience have given him the skills to be able to read his guests well and predict their needs. His friendly and honest personality makes him easy to deal without compromising on professionalism.

I think the biggest testament is from the number of guests who have initially booked a simple birding afternoon or hike up Table Mountain, and after some time with him have immediately secured his services for the rest of their time in Cape Town.

To top it off, he is ultimately knowledgable on the birds and other animal and plant life in the area. You can't go wrong booking him and I can 100% endorse him. Your expectations will be exceeded.
Written September 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
alfie_curling
Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. I look forward to giving more of your guests some exceptional experiences.
Written September 23, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jasmine_Ee
Singapore, Singapore201 contributions
I was very lucky to have found Alfie. He is extremely passionate about birds and his enthusiasm and deep knowledge in them shines through during our tour to the Rooi-Els and the vicinity. I saw 40 lifers including the near threatened Cape Rockjumper and Ground Woodpecker! It was a very good trip and I wish I had more days to go birding.

If you’re a birder or a bird photographer, I highly recommend Alfie to be your guide. You will not be disappointed.
Written April 25, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Grmb
Johannesburg, South Africa103 contributions
Spent morning birdwatching at Strandfontein and Macassar with Alfie. A wonderful, well-informed & enjoyable guide.
Written December 21, 2021
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Hendrik S
1 contribution
Sep 2020
Alfie was great. He was on time and went above and beyond what I expected. He knows the area and we got additional info about the Cape as we were driving between bird locations. I highly recommend that you make use of his services.
Written September 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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GillianA314
GillianA314
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Great day’s Birding!
I came across Alfie’s link on a Cape Bird Club Facebook page and tried his Bird ID email and then did his Udemy Adv
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Cape Peninsula Tour
Alfie came recommended to us and we are so glad that we took up that recommendation! Myself and my boyfriend wanted
Sara K
Sara K
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Alfie is a Wonderful, Flexible Guide
We decided last minute that we wanted to use a day of our time in Cape Town for some structured touring and to see
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