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Vaal Bird Club activities for the rest of 2017


Dear fellow birders,


We had an interesting meeting last night, learning about birding in Kenia and viewing some of the beautiful birds  that one can find there. I would like to thank Johan L?tter from Vredfort for his talk.


  1. Club meetings


Our club meetings start at 19h00 and are held at the Old Mutual Building in Vanderbijlpark.



13 November 2017

Alf Peters

“Bird photograhy .......  roller coaster emotions”

Alf Peters

11 December


Hennie de Klerk


Alf Peters


  1. Club outing


On Saturday 18 November 2017 we have our November outing, also our End of the Year function. It will be held at Boschenvaal.  If you have never been to Boschenvaal, it is a wonderful birding venue on the Vaal River, near Sasolburg.


We will meet at the outside gate of Boschenvaal (the one on the tarred road) at 07h00 where Marina Fick will let us into the property. 


We will go for a birding walk and then have a picnic/braai at the harbour. Please bring your own refreshments, chairs and perhaps a picnic table. Marina and Johan will supply the charcoal.


At our November meeting Alison Lydon will send a list around to find out who intends to come to Boschenvaal. You will be asked to supply the number plate of the vehicle you intend to drive in, and a cell phone number. We can then give a list of participants to security at the second gate, that should speed up your entrance at the second gate.


In December we can try to organize another outing, perhaps to Deelfontein in the Vredefort.  Please let me know should you be interested.

Dear fellow birders,


  1. Club evening

On Monday evening 14 August 2017 Hennie and Ronelle Storm will give a presentation called "A week's birding in the lower Kruger National Park". This talk was organized by Alf Peters.

Time: 19h00

Venue: Old Mutual Building, Vanderbijlpark

Guests are welcome, the cost being R25 per guest. 

Please bring your bird books along.


  1. CWAC on the Vaal River


Our monthly outing will be the CWAC on the Vaal River on Saturday 19 August 2017 . Please arrive at Stonehaven on Vaal  at 06h30 so that you can complete the indemnity form and Cliff can arrange the seating in the boats. The boats launch at 07h00.

If you have not yet let Cliff  know that you want to join the waterbird count on Saturday 19 August 2017, please do so now so that he can arrange with Stonehaven and inform them about the number of people to cater for ( , cell no 076 503 8683).


Friendly regards,

Rina de Klerk

cell no 082 626 6990

home no 016 982 2730

Side and Taste Bud Entertainment

· Fun Well-Priced Country Food Stalls with hearty helpings
· Baked soft pretzels with Beer Cheese dips
· Stonehaven Bakery with homemade cheeses and beer bread
· Naughty Cookies, Cakes and Delights Stalls
· Sweetie and Toffee Apple Stalls · Home Made Ginger Beer Stall
· Ice Cream and Milk Shake Stalls
· Different Craft Beers and Commercial Beers to delight
· Beer infused jams, mustard, ice-cream & more!
· Quality complimentary Children's Entertainment
· Water fun in the swimming pool and slip slide
· Complimentary craft activities with the children
· Competition and prizes for best Beer Festival outfits
· Crazy games and fun competitions to win a big assortment of prizes
· Boat Races in the morning

Tickets available at Computicket and Stonehaven on Vaal

• Adults: R80     • Children under 12 years: R20    • Children 5 and under: Free