Re: birding-aus South Africa RFI

To: Neville Pamment <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus South Africa RFI
From: Carol de Bruin <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 14:30:46 +0200
Hi there,

Don't believe all you hear. Driving is not dangerous but exercise caution.
You will get into trouble if you flaunt your belongings, money and leave
your car unlocked with visible money generating paraphernalia which a thief
might feel tempted to remove from the vehicle. understanding road signs and
details might be more of the reason for the caution. There are obvious
language and cultural barriers as well - we have 11 official languages.

I will contact you later as I am in a bit of a rush. If you want to do some
good birding I suggest that you spend a day or two at Wakkerstroom a small
town 3hrs from Joburg en route - or just slightly off - where there is
extensive wetland and cranes breeding and 20 out of the 39 endemics in the
area. Will give you details of who to contact there and where you can stay.

What dates are the conference? what time do you have around them and if you
need any details with respect to field guides please let me know.
Carol de Bruin

-----Original Message-----
From: Neville Pamment <>
To:  <>
Date: Thursday, July 22, 1999 4:03 AM
Subject: birding-aus South Africa RFI

>I will be going to a conference in August being held at Itala Game reserve
>in northern Kwazulu-Natal and will spend a few days birding afterwards
>(Secretary Bird, Bald Ibis etc).
>I plan to drive there (in daylight hours) from Johannesburg airport - it is
>said to be a five hour trip.
>The conference organisers have said that driving there is not recommended
>for foreign visitors, presumably for safety reasons.
>Does anyone have experience of this area? Any birding tips would also be
>most welcome.
>Neville Pamment
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