wild life tours South Africa
Wildlife tours South Africa


As a husband and wife team our overriding priority as a dedicated birding and wildlife safari tour operator since 1997 is to provide a specialized eco tour service focusing exclusively and intensely on Southern Africa as our only geographic priority. Meticulous attention to detail and hand-crafted itineraries with the personal touch are the inspirational hallmarks we have set ourselves as key objectives.

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small groups and private tours
highly personalized and flexible approach
firsthand knowledge of South Africa and neighbouring countries, constantly updated through personal travel and guiding assignments
single-mindedly focused on Southern Africa
holistic experience rather than superficial 'tick-and-run' trips
family business dedicated to maintaining high standards
professionalism: fully registered and tax compliant and committed to high standard of conservation ethics
highly satisfied clients:
our own accommodation in Cape Town in a bird-rich environment

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Our Accreditation: 

Avian Leisure operates as a registered and fully tax compliant and comprehensively insured tour operator.
We are committed to working with fully registered guides and service companies  

Patrick's registrations:

  • Field Guides Association of South Africa (FGASA) registered in 2004. Membership No. 2782. Qualifications FGASA Levels 1, 2 and 3 plus SKS: Birding (Specialized Knowledge & Skills: Birding)
  • DEAT Registered South African Tourist Guide  2004 – National Nature Guide and National Culture Guide – All Nine Provinces NQF 4  Registration No. WC 2782
  • Professional Driving Permit Licence No. 60030000185J
  • Vehicles: Department of Transport Operating Licence No. OLB1815087/0 and OLB1815090/0
  • Member Botanical Society of South Africa/Bird Life South Africa / Endangered Wildlife Trust/ American Birding Association

Our Conservation Commitment:

Financing environmental education and research initiatives within local rural communities in the interest of habitat preservation and wildlife conservation has always been integral to our core beliefs. Projects undertaken include the financing of the inaugural bird guide training course in South Africa and organizing ongoing sponsorship for the Bird Guides Club of Uganda. Profits from pelagic trips are donated to Seabird Conservation, in particular the 'Save the Albatross' campaign. 


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