6. PELAGIC BIRDING TRIPS
Province: Western Cape & KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa is one of the world’s best locations for a pelagic tour. See wandering albatrosses, endemic coastal and migratory oceanic species, and petrels. Sightings of marine mammals are an added bonus. Pelagic birding trips off the coast of South Africa are usually immensely rewarding. In fact, many say the seabirding here is some of the best in the world. The warm tropical water of KwaZulu-Natal and the icy, nutrient-rich currents of the southern Cape attract over 100 species of seabirds.