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Short Tours

If you’d like to join us on a trip, but don’t want to go on a full-fledged two-week safari, below are some of the more popular options available. We are also able to create a custom itinerary at your request.


A 2-day trip to enjoy the beautiful scenery and plants of the Swartberg Mountains. An experience never to forget. See how earlier people lived in Gamkaskloof, and stay in one of the restored houses (accommodation to be booked well in advance). En-route, enjoy the beauty and historical buildings of Prince Albert and the Swartberg Pass.


A 2 to 4-day trip into the Upper Karoo. Enjoy the real spirit of this desolated area. Visit the interesting rock formations of Oukloof Pass, the fossil spoors and historical buildings of Fraserburg, the Tombstone Route of Williston and corbelled houses of the Upper Karoo. We stay at guest farms where you can taste and smell the Karoo, experience the silence and watch millions of stars while sitting by a braaivleis fire.


See the land of the Korbeelhuisies (Corbelled Houses) built by early farmers. Driving via Fraserburg to Sutherland, from there to Williston, Carnarvon and returns via Loxton. Trip can also be extended to include Verneukpan and celebrate a sundowner on the pan. Sleep over at guest farms, discover the Grafsteen route (Tomb Stone Route) of Williston and visit the SALT observatory near Sutherland. Unique experience with lots of Karoo plants and birds. Trip: 5 days (6 days if Verneukpan is included). Min 2 people.


Enjoy the real Karoo (Koup); get down on your knees and discover the little things. Visit the Karoo National Park, a working olive farm, Swartberg Pass and Gamkaskloof. The best of Karoo scenery, birds and plants. 
​Trip: 1 or 2 days or more. Min 2 people. 


A trip to remember! Explore parts of Bushmanland, see Augrabies (“place of huge noise”) and experience the real Kalahari. This trip is mostly for lovers of birds and game. Sleep over at guest farms and national parks. 
​Trip: 7 days or more. Min 2 people.


Discover Bushmanland, one of SA’s most remote areas. Drive through the Fraserburg to Calvinia and the Hantam, Loeriesfontein to Pofadder and return via Kenhardt and Brandvlei. Specially for birders to see the rare endemics. 
​Trip: 5 days. Min 2 people.


Enjoy a trip to the Tanqua Karoo and Roggeveld. Sleep in Tanqua Karoo, visit Tanqua National Park, go via Gannaga Pass to Middelpos (one of only a few privately owned towns in SA), visit Sutherland, SA’s coldest town, and the SALT Observatory and return via Ouberg Pass. Sleep over at guest farms and experience the hospitality of the rural backcountry. See a lot of the area’s unique plants and birds. Trip: 2 to 4 days. Min. 2 people.

Day Trips

We offer various options for half-day or full day trips, or even walks. 

Beaufort West Area
Contact karoobirding@beaufortwest.net or call 083 724 7916

Prince Albert Area
​Contact karoobirdingpa@gmail.com or call 081 077 8694

Visit Prince Albert Tourism to see some of the popular day trip options in the Prince Albert area.

Booking in advance is essential.