The Cape Bird Club
Family Camp, 16 – 18
Ocotber 2015 at Geelbek Stables in
the West Coast National Park.
We are at the beginning stages of planning a Family Camp in October 2015 – the first weekend of the fourth school term, hopefully before formal sports fixtures have begun!
Families (parents or grandparents) with a child / children between 8 and 15 years are encouraged attend this camp. It will not necessarily be confined to Club members – so if you know of a family where parents and children have shown some interest in bird watching, invite them to join in the fun! We are encouraging young families to join us!
Situated on the shore of Langebaan Lagoon, it is an excellent area for looking at waders and shore birds from the various bird hides.
If you and your children (and friends and their children) are interested in joining this
Camp, please contact Priscilla Beeton email@example.com
so that we can put you on a direct mailing list and keep you abreast of our developing plans.
The cost for two nights will be approximately R220 per person.
2016 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK BIRDING WEEKEND
(IN PARTNERSHIP with BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA and SASOL)
“EARLY BIRD” CALL.
Reservations for our 2016 KNP Birding Weekends will open at 08h00 on Monday 22nd June, 2015. As we would like to afford everyone the same opportunity to book for the camp of their choice, only bookings received on or after the above stated date and time will be processed. Any bookings received before this date and time will be returned for re-submission. Requests are considered and allocated on a “first come first served” basis, making use of the date and time indicated on the requesting e-mail.
Next year we will offer the Birding Weekends at the following venues:
The weekend cost is R2 550.00 per person sharing for main rest camps (with the exception of Crocodile Bridge and Punda Maria), R2 950.00 for Crocodile Bridge and R2 750.00 for Punda Maria.
The Crocodile Bridge ‘Ranger’s Ramble’ is an exclusive opportunity for guests to meet and interact with the resident Section Ranger and be entertained at his home.
A single supplement of 20% is applicable. This price includes two nights shared accommodation, two dinners and approximately 8 to 12 hours’ of bird viewing and game drives. The drives are conducted on allocated SANParks vehicles and we unfortunately cannot guarantee the vehicle size.
The cost per weekend is R2 750.00 per person sharing for bush camps. This price includes two nights shared accommodation, two dinners and approximately 8 to 12 hours’ of bird viewing and game drives. The drives are conducted on allocated SANParks vehicles and we unfortunately cannot guarantee the vehicle size.
Reservations for Talamati are for a minimum of three nights and include Thursday night. Please note that guests will be charged (and invoiced) for Thursday night’s accommodation at the relevant SANParks rate. Pensioner discounts do not apply to this additional night. Bush camps have four-bed (two bed-roomed) cottages and bookings must be for a minimum of four guests or in multiples of four.
The Biyamiti event is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, with Monday night being the compulsory additional night. A limited number of two-bed (one bedroom) cottages are available at Biyamiti.
In addition to the above, reservations for additional nights can be arranged for either before or after the event, as long as the requested bookings are at the same camp you have booked for the birding weekend. You will be charged at the relevant SANParks rate for these additional nights. Please note: Additional accommodation may be amended or cancelled up to eight weeks prior to the event, but it is not exchangeable for accommodation at another KNP Rest Camp at any stage. Pensioner rates do not apply. The Cancellation Policy specified on the Reservation Invoice will apply to all bookings made.
Simply complete the relevant section on the booking form, providing as much detail as possible. Guests are requested to reserve their additional accommodation requirements now, as it is difficult to secure additional bookings later. It is strongly recommended that additional nights are booked for the northern camps, given the travelling distance from Gauteng.
While every attempt will be made to place you in one of the camps of your choice, in order of preference, please note that this cannot be guaranteed. We will contact you should this arise.
Please complete the booking form and return it by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org We regret that telephonic or faxed bookings are no longer acceptable. The requested number of places will only be allocated if the name and contact details of every prospective guest is stated on the form. It is highly recommended that members of your party are issued with separate invoices as this facilitates tracking of payments.
All payments must be made to the SANParks Honorary Rangers bank account, details of which will be given on your invoice. It is imperative that your invoice number and surname, for example, ‘WRND 123 Smith’ is provided as the reference when making payment.
Remember to save the booking form, complete and send it to us.
Please contact Norma on 011 476 3057 if you have any queries.
(Document reference: 2016 Early Bird_v5 25/05)
Booking form. updated 23/06/2015.
06 June WESSA and UCT's Animal Demographic Unit
hosted an introduction to CITIZEN SCIENCE.
Events in 2014.