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Bookings Open for GHNP Big Birding Day 2008

Date: 2008-01-24

Official Sponsors

Bookings are open for the Sasol Golden Gate Birding day Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GHNP) that will run from the 18-20 April 2008.

The Free State and Vaal Triangle Regions of the Honorary Rangers are organising the birding day within Golden Gate Highlands National Park in order to raise funds for SANParks conservation projects. Interested parties are advised to complete this registration form for the event.

Not only is the birding event a unique experience, the data gathered at the event will also be an official census of birds in the park. At the last birding weekend held in the park, in November 2006, 99 bird species normally found in the park were identified, as well as 10 new bird species for the park.

A number of activities will form part of the weekend to maximise the birding fun:

4 x 4 trails on non-public routes (own 4x4 required)

Horseback Riding


Transport in open vehicles

Guides will be available.

The birding weekend will begin with a a cheese and wine function, where an expert birder will deliver an interesting talk on the birds and the environment.

After a hard days birding you can enjoy a Potjiekos dinner where the day’s activities will be discussed and prizes will be handed out to lucky winners. There will also be a mystery 'grand' prize to the value of approximately R1500 for one of our lucky birders.

Accommodation is available in the following camps:

Glen Reenen Rest Camp

Rondawels (self-catering)

Longdawels (self-catering)

Family Cottages (self-catering)

Glen Reenen Caravan Park

Highlands Mountain Retreat

Luxury Cottages for 2 or 4 persons (self-catering)

Brandwag Hotel Chalets (self-catering)

For more information contact

Kevin Christie

Tel 051 4224889

Cell 0834066148

Fax 0866960955


Susan Christie

Tel 051 4224889

Cell 0828594774

Fax 0866960955