Karoo Birding Weekend Beaufort West

Date: 25th October 2013 to 27th October 2013

The Sasol / Stretton’s Gin Karoo Birding Weekend will take place between 25 and 27 October 2013. in the Karoo National Park, Beaufort West.

  • Cost: R450 p/p. This includes registration fee, welcome drinks on Friday night and a gala dinner on Saturday evening, but does not include accommodation or the daily conservation fee for those who do not have a valid wild card.
  • The idea is light-hearted competition, having fun and experiencing the Karoo and its LBJ’s.
  • Participants need to book their own accommodation in Karoo Nat Park which provides chalets and camping. Accommodation is not included in the above fee.
  • Saturday evening 19:30: gala dinner, prize giving, lucky draws and presentation by Dave Pepler. Sunday presentation by Vernon Head, relax, enjoy the park, return home safely.
  • Participants will be limited to 40; therefore it is essential to book as soon as possible but not later than 30 September 2013.

Contact Japie Claassen at karoobirding@beaufortwest.net or phone 023 4142980 or cell 083 7247916



  • Registration: 14:00 – 17:00 Conference Room Karoo National Park. Receive “Goody” bags
  • Welcoming: 18:00 (drinks) - Melvin de Klerk
  • Arrangements: Johan de Klerk - Senior Section Ranger
  • Setting up of teams: Japie Claassen
  • Adjournment: 19:00 Birding Bonanza begins. Teams decide for themselves when they wish to start birding


  • Birding: Own Time
  • Handing in of bird lists: 18:00.
  • Dinner and Prize-giving: 19:30 in Karoo Nat Park
  • Presentation by Dave Pepler
  • After dinner
  • Short speeches and acknowledgements
  • Prize giving
  • Lucky draws
  • Coffee and sweets


  • 09:00 Presentation by Vernon Head, chairman of Birdlife SA
  • In your own time you can visit:
  • The “Interpretive Centre” (Museum)
  • Walk the trails (Fossil, “Bossie” and Pointer - with ranger)
  • Enjoy the quiet and beauty of our park.

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