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Garden Route Highlight
We were recommended to Ben by the Timeshare establishment we were staying at in Sedgefield.
Despite inclement weather we were lucky to pick a morning trip with Ben on a dry day.
We found him very friendly and knowledgable and he went out of his way to find some beautiful birds.
He took us to different Biomes, Oystercatchers on the beach, a magnificent Honey buzzard right above us, Knysna Lourie in the forest and a trip to the “BIG TREE”.
Riverside we saw Kingfishers,Giant, pied and a gorgeous Malachite. Many other birds too many to mention were seen.
Despite being a morning trip, Ben did not stop his endeavours until early afternoon.
We would wholeheartedly recommend Ben. This was the highlight of our trip through the Garden Route.
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A wonderful morning with Ben Fouche
The brochure did not say Ben would be there promptly at 05h00 (in spite of the light rain) to show a wet Night Heron five minutes later! In the next 8 hours we visited various spots and spotted 93 different species – 5 Lifers for me and 5 more that I only saw for the second time! I appreciated Ben’s knowledge of the bird sounds ( we only heard the African Emerald Cuckoo’s “Pretty Georgie”) and him also using the Afrikaans names: “Boskrapper” & “Watertrapper” had me thinking! His use of the Atlas also inspired me to try. A wonderful morning – Thanks Ben!
Birding with Ben
Imagine this, walking in the veldt, birds chirping and general nature doing what general nature does. Ben takes the lead and indicates for us to stop, he then starts whistling, bird calling actually and the birds reply in unison. Birds that we had not seen started popping out their nests and other hiding places, almost like old friends, they chat. What an amazing and exciting time we had with Ben from Bird Watcher.
His knowledge of the terrain, climate and history of the region is only surpassed by his birding skills. Birding with Ben will make you see nature in a different light.
Thank you Ben for an amazing time.
Ben was a friendly and extremely knowledgeable guide, who gave us a varied and interesting day in a variety of sites. We saw lots of lovely birds in a relaxed environment. Outstanding!
Paul Spencer (UK)
Ben picked us up, drove us round… initially for four hours, but things were going so well he upped it by another couple. He was wonderfully knowledgeable and approachable. What more can one ask for? It was a truly memorable experience.
Robert Petty (UK)