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Kruger Part 9 – Lower Sabie

Kruger Part 9 Lower Sabie and Malelane Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 4 to 7 December 2018 Our journey from Satara to Lower Sabie produced some exciting sightings. Leaving early we headed to Tshokwane for breakfast. As we neared … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 8 – Satara

Kruger Part 8 Satara Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 1 to 4 December 2018 Satara and the surrounds were very dry. None of the dams had any water. Only the N’wanetsi Dam had a little water in it. In … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 7 Tsendze Rustic Camp

Kruger Part 7 Tsendze Rustic Camp Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 28 November to 1 December 2018 We arrived at Tsendze after checking in at Mopani. A bit of a shlep especially if you are coming from the south … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 6 – Punda Maria

Kruger Part 6 Punda Maria Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 23 to 28 November 2018 We arrived at Punda Maria quite early. Two signs greeted us at the entrance. One read “Go to reception to check in before choosing … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 5 Shingwedzi

Kruger Part 5 Shingwedzi Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 21 to 23 November 2018 We only planned to have one full day here – and it was enough. Temperatures had climbed reaching over 420 C at times. Thankfully there … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 4 Balule

Kruger Part 4 Balule Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 18 to 21 November 2018 On arrival we found a site by the fence close to where we had camped previously. We goofed on our estimation of the direction of … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 3 – Lower Sabie

Kruger Part 3 Lower Sabie Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 14 to 18 November 2018 The next morning we left Malelane on our way very early to Lower Sabie for 4 nights. We had not gone far on the … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 2 – Malelane Campsite

Kruger Part 2 Malelane Camp Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 12 to 14 November 2018 The drive from Wakkerstroom was quite scenic, especially going through Barbeton. After an early start we arrived at the Kruger Park Malelane gate at … Continue reading

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Springside Nature Reserve

Outing to Springside Nature Reserve Saturday 1st December, 2018 Report by Terry Walls The Springside Nature Reserve, proclaimed in 1948, is situated in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal. It conserves 21 ha of forest, grassland and wetland, and is managed by the eThekwini … Continue reading

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Kruger Part I – Wakkerstroom

Kruger Part I Wakkerstroom Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 11 to 12 November 2018 Yes I know – Wakkerstroom is nowhere near the Kruger National Park. But we wanted a stay over to break the journey from Howick to … Continue reading

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Shongweni Outing.

Report by Elena Russell 3rd November 2018 Small turnout, 13, whether this was due to the uncertainty about Shongweni or the weather, which had been pretty awful during the week!! Access would appear to be no problem, security may still … Continue reading

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Alverstone Wildlife Park Outing

Report by Terry Walls Saturday 6 October 2018 Alverstone Wildlife Park is a 100 hectare nature reserve near Hillcrest, Durban, South Africa. The reserve was created in 1997 by a group of neighbouring landowners. The park has a diverse ecosystem, … Continue reading

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New Germany Nature Reserve Outing

Report by Sandi du Preez Wednesday 19 September The weather wasn’t great but 12 birders attended the outing and for once there were more males than females! The reserve is looking absolutely stunning at the moment as a portion of … Continue reading

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Tanglewood Farm NR Outing

Report by Elena Russell 1 September 2018 We had an excellent outing to Tanglewood. It was the first day of September, in other words Spring Day and the flowers were blooming all over the hillsides where the grass had been … Continue reading

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Durban Botanical Gardens

Report by Sandi du Preez 15 August 2018 Nine participants enjoyed a sunny, windless morning of birding. Just inside the entrance were some very cute juvenile Egyptian Geese being cared for by very attentive and devoted parents. We looked up … Continue reading

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Bluff Outing

Bluff Nature Reserve Saturday 4th August 2018 Report by Terry Walls  In spite of the clear day we were promised by the weather forecast, there were a few clouds about and a fresh chill in the air. Bluff Nature Reserve … Continue reading

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New Germany Outing

Report by Elena Russell 7 July 2018 I understand Saturday morning did not start off too well in Durban and north of the Umgeni with drizzle and an overcast sky, which may have put off some of the regulars to … Continue reading

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Pigeon Valley

Report by Sandi du Preez 20 June 2018 It was a very overcast and gloomy day which often made it difficult to see  a bird’s features. After scanning the area around the notice board to look for the Spotted Ground … Continue reading

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Pigeon Valley Outing

Report by Terry Walls 2 June 2018   The morning greeted us with misty rain, which thankfully cleared up shortly before we arrived for the outing. ​Features of the reserve include: A natural heritage site which has original coastal climax … Continue reading

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Oribi Gorge weekend away

Report by Cheryl Bevan 23rd – 25th March. We left for Oribi on Thursday in pouring rain and we looked like drowned rats once we had set up camp in the rain. The rain never stopped until Saturday morning. John … Continue reading

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