Bird Tours

Bird Tours

Birding the Klein River

Join me, Dave de Beer, on an early morning bird excursion down the Klein River on the African Queen.

I have 20 years of experience as a bird guide in the Overberg region, with over 100 trips that I’ve guided down the Klein River.

Take in the beauty this trip has to offer, whether you are a novice, intermediate or seasoned twitcher looking to add to your bird list. Bring your family and friends to experience what the Klein River has to offer as the sun rises.

Birding Bliss

Early Mornings Down the Klein River

Coffee, tea and rusks are included, however, if you prefer a Mimosa please feel free to bring that along with you.

Come armed with your binoculars, cameras and bird books.

The meeting place is the Stanford launch site at 05h30am, departure is 06h00 sharp.

Minimum 4pax & maximum 8pax

R900 per person

A private group of 10 can be accommodated

Duration is 2h45 minutes – 2 hours slowly cruising down the river and a 45-minute return to the launch site.

Kleinrivier River Experience

The picturesque Kleinrivier flows gently through the charming town of Stanford, setting the stage for an enchanting birdwatching adventure. As the sun rises over the tranquil waters, nature awakens, and the air is filled with melodies of local birdlife.

Bird Variety

Our bird tours are designed to offer you a diverse experience. Spot a rich array of bird species, including the Cape Shoveler, majestic Fish Eagle, vibrant Malachite Kingfishers, and graceful White-throated Swallows, among many others. Capture these incredible moments with your camera as our guides share their deep insights into each species.

Expert Guide

With over 20 years of experience, our guide is a registered tour guide, an author of two stunning photographic coffee table books on the Southern Right Whales that visit our shores annually, and a renowned whale behavioural specialist based in Hermanus.

For All Nature Enthusiasts

Our bird tours cater not only to birdwatching enthusiasts but also to those who cherish early morning experiences, tranquil river journeys, and the joy of nature awakening. Join us for a cup of coffee with rusks or muffins as we gently drift down the river, savouring the serene beauty.

An Avian Adventure on Kleinrivier River

A Bird Tour LIke Nothing Else

Tour Details

  • Departure from Hermanus is at 5 a.m., with a meeting point at the Gearings Point parking area.


  • For your convenience, we offer transportation with room for up to 6 participants. However, if you prefer to self-drive, you can meet us at 5:30 a.m. at Stanford at the mooring point.


  • Exact coordinates will be provided once you book your tour.

Explore Diverse Bird Species

Over 50 bird species, including Cape Shoveler and Fish Eagle.

Scenic Kleinrivier River Excursion

Enjoy 2.5 hours of birdwatching in the picturesque Kleinrivier River.

A Guide with Decades of Birding Passion

Learn from Dave De Beer, an experienced tour guide and bird enthusiast.

Suitable for All Levels of Explorers

Ideal for beginners, intermediates, and advanced birders, or nature enthusiasts.

Let's Bird

Book Your Tour Today

Whether you have questions, want to book a tour, or simply wish to connect, we’re here to assist you. Your journey with Hermanus Whales & Walks begins with a simple message or call.

Dave de Beer

082 897 7175

Nikki Stanley

082 575 7637

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