Most birders travel to South Africa during the austral spring and summer, from November and further on. But this fascinating country also has a lot to offer in the winter in July and August. However, in winter the weather can be extremely wet and windy in the Cape Town area. In 2012, Anita and I went on a winter tour to South Africa. Since we both had been there before on birding trips, we now made a special attempt to see some rare mammals, and the Great White Shark!