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Bookings open for Punda Mania Team Birding Event 2014

Date: 2014-07-25

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Enjoy a unique birding experience that only Punda Maria has to offer this November. The SANParks Honorary Rangers of the West Rand region will be hosting the successful Punda Mania Birding Event once again, from 13 to 16 November 2014.

Birders will visit areas not accessible to the general public and experience the unique bird habitats of Punda Maria and the Pafuri area. However, regular favourite birding opportunity spots like Klopperfontein Dam, Luvuvhu River, Crooks Corner, Baobab Hill and the ever popular Pafuri Picnic site will also be visited.

Bird drives will be in SANParks vehicles and will include early morning to noon drives, sundowners and nocturnal bird drives. This will be conducted over two full days. Birding expert Joe Grosel will direct the event and share his vast knowledge with participants. Participants will be taken to spots where Pennant-winged nightjars are often found. 

There is a lot of fun to be had such as treasure hunts, lucky draws, birding challenges, bird quizzes and an atlassing event. In addition there will be presentations and discussions about the birding within the area.

If you have not experienced the far northern Kruger National Park, why not book now? You might be able to tick off most of the sought-after lifers!

Accommodation is available in bungalows in Punda Maria Rest Camp. The price of R4500 includes three nights’ accommodation, two full days birding on a SANParks 10 seater open truck and two dinners, one of which is the gala dinner. All the funds raised will go towards supporting SANParks conservation projects.

For more information or to book, contact William Dunn on 084 333 3383 or email

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers 

Media Enquiries:
Trevor Kolk
SANParks Honorary Rangers: National Executive Committee, Communications
Tel: 012 654 6503; Cell: 073 549 575



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