Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Indwa Birding offers a range of tailor-made birding excursions, both in and around Cape Town, as well as farther afield to destinations such as the Northern Cape, the Limpopo Province and the world famous Kruger National Park.

Up to 950 species are to be found in the greater Southern African sub-region, with an especially high degree of endemism and near-endemism. As well as offering easy access to the neighbouring states of the sub-region, South Africa offers visitors the

opportunity of getting to grips with the majority of these species, in a wide variety of habitats.
 
In recent times South Africa has become an increasingly popular birdwatching destination as visitors from all over the world are attracted by:
   
a pleasant, mostly temperate climate;
   
a well developed tourism industry and infrastructure;
   
highly favourable exchange rates (especially for visitors from the UK, Europe, North America and Oceania) and a high degree of affordability;
   
outstanding birding (mostly in accessible locations);
   
magnificent natural scenery and the opportunity to combine a birding trip with any number of alternative pursuits / events, including “Big 5” game viewing, beach holidays, cultural tours and sophisticated conferencing facilities.
   
In recent times South Africa has become an increasingly popular birdwatching destination as visitors from all over the world are attracted by:

While birding throughout South Africa is an immensely diverse and rewarding experience (mainly as a result of the wide variety of habitats encountered), Indwa Birding’s primary focus remains the endemic-rich Western and Northern Cape, as well as extended trips aimed at the typical bushveld birding associated with the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Lowveld areas (especially the Kruger National Park). Naturally, the latter offers visitors the opportunity of combining outstanding birding with unparalleled game viewing.

Although South Africa is occasionally portrayed as a country with a high crime rate, it is also true that the vast majority of crime is highly localised and largely centred around impoverished informal settlements on the urban fringes (as is the case in most other developing countries). While crime and crime prevention do remain a priority for concerned South Africans, it bears emphasising that the risks associated with birding in SA are extremely low and in virtually all cases, highly avoidable. Certainly, none of our tours are conducted in, or traverse, so-called "high risk" areas and the majority of our birding is done in protected areas (such as national parks and other conserved lands). Bearing all of the above in mind, as well as 15 years of entirely incident free birding throughout South and southern Africa, we remain extremely confident of providing a first class, great value South African birding experience.

Southern Ground Hornbill have dwindled significantly in recent times due to habitat loss, and today it is to be found mostly in protected areas.
 
Black Crowned Night Heron: - Despite its name, the Black-Crowned Night-Heron can frequently be seen by day in reed beds, as well as large communal roosts.
 
The Cape Sugarbird is a fynbos endemic species and is mostly associated with stands of Protea bushes.
 
African Black Oystercatcher: - This distinctive shorebird can be found with relative ease along most of South Africa’s coastline, except for Kwazulu-Natal where it is a vagrant.
 
As its name implies, the Water Thick-Knee is associated with most water bodies where sufficient cover is present. It has a distinctive call which can often be heard at night.
 
The Yellow-Bellied Greenbul: - pictured here in typical habitat, namely tangled vegetation in indigenous forests or bushveld scrub.