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WILFRED AND MARCIA'S NAMIBIAN SAFARI

Posted on the 23rd March 2011
WILFRED & MARCIA’S NAMIBIAN SAFARI Our trip to northern Namibia started on Thursday 10 Feb 2011, when we left Somerset West for our first overnight destination at Springbok. Our second over... Read more »

"KANNIBALE OP 'N WESKUSEILAND" DEUR MC BOTHA

Posted on the 27th February 2011
(This report first appeared in "Die Burger" in February 2011.  Printed with the permission of the author. - Ed.) Kannibale op ’n Weskuseiland MC Botha Die lewe van ’n... Read more »

MIKE & MALCOLM IN NAMIBIA

Posted on the 19th February 2011
Etosha NP and the Erongo Mountains This was to be a trip of 14 days – 3 nights in each of the camps in Etosha and 3 nights at Erongo Mountain Lodge in the Erongo Mountains plus a night each way... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO ROOISAND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 5th February 2011
FEBRUARY MORNING OUTING: ROOISAND Some members of BirdLife Overberg members went on a morning outing to the western shores of the Botriver estuary and the Rooisand bird hide, halfway between Kle... Read more »

MIKE BIRDS PLET, ADDO & WILDERNESS

Posted on the 13th January 2011
(Article and pics by Mike Graham. - Ed.) Getting out of the Hermanus Madhouse for Christmas is almost compulsory and with our family down from the UK for Christmas and the New Year I decided that a f... Read more »

MINI PELAGIC TRIP TO DYER ISLAND

Posted on the 21st October 2010
The day was fair, the low banks of mist wreathing the shoreline were disappearing, and the sea was turning from leaden grey to enchanting shades of blue and aquamarine. No one in South Africa knows t... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 16th October 2010
Ten of us went on a morning outing to the Fernkloof Nature Reserve in Hermanus this morning and were once again rewarded with of the best that the mountain fynbos can offer. The morning started with a... Read more »

BIRDING AT "DIE POORT" ON THE GAMKAS RIVER

Posted on the 11th October 2010
Andre Rabie, the owner of “Die Poort”, recently attended one of our Flight for Birders courses and invited us to check out his farm between the two courses that we presented at McGregor an... Read more »

F4B COURSES ALONG ROUTE 62

Posted on the 9th October 2010
Elaine and myself presented three Flight for Birders courses along Route 62 recently and herewith we give brief feedback on what had transpired. We started at the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve near McGre... Read more »

FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS AT VROLIJKHEID NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 8th October 2010
Elaine and myself went on a mini-tour to present the “Flight for Birders” course at the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve as a first stop on 30 September and 1 October 2001 and this gave us the o... Read more »

DAVID & CARIN MALAN IN THE KGALAGADI

Posted on the 16th September 2010
A short report on our annual trip to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - 2010 It was with great excitement that we left home to visit the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for our 12th consecutively year and f... Read more »

BLO AT DUINEPOS IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 12th September 2010
Twenty-eight members of BirdLife Overberg spent the weekend of 10 to 12 September 2010 in the West Coast National Park. The weather was close to perfect and the accommodation at the the Duinepos self-... Read more »

MIKE AND MARGARET GRAHAM IN THE SERENGETI

Posted on the 24th August 2010
SERENGETI TRIP REPORT 19TH – 28TH JULY 2010 (Article and all images by Mike Graham). There are several ways to fly into Tanzania and we chose to go via Nairobi such that we had a night’s... Read more »

VISIT TO BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 30th July 2010
The Swellendam area in the Overberg region of the Western Cape is highly underrated as a bird-watching destination. The town is in close proximity to the Grootvadersbosch, Marloth and De Hoop nature r... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDLIFE OVERBERG GOLF DAY - 10 JUNE 2010

Posted on the 15th June 2010
Very thick early morning mist messed up our plans to have a big turnout for our International Biodiversity Day outing and only nine members pitched to brave the elements. What a day it turned out to b... Read more »