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Sani Weekend and Online Course

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This is a Thursday-Sunday weekend including birding trip up Sani Pass and to grasslands, Mist-belt Forest and wetlands. The weekend is preceded by a 2-session online course.


Tick some really special birds with Aldo! Experience the iconic, bucket-list Sani Pass - one of South Africa's top ten birding destinations. 


We aim to find the local Big Five: Drakensberg Rockjumper, Drakensberg Siskin, Mountain Pipit, Bearded Vulture and Gurney's Sugarbird. And many more, including three cranes, Bush Blackcap, Barratt's Warbler and Buff-streaked Chat.


TO BOOK: Contact Aldo on 0725451753 or



Workshop Cost

The cost of online course and guiding is R800 per person.

(Accommodation, meals and transport not included in this price).


Accommodation (self-catering or bed-and-breakfast): contact Cedar Garden:  Helga at or phone 083 6484111. Website When booking please state that this is part of the Birding with Aldo weekend.


Transport: R850pp or use your own 4x4. Contact Aldo on or phone 072-5451753 to book and/or discuss.


Further documentation on itinerary, transport, accommodation, costs and birds is available from Aldo on 072-5451753 or

Requirements: You will need a valid passport

Online Course 

The two 90 mins Zoom online sessions will enhance your trip experience:


Session 1: Monday, 9 October 2022 at 19:00.

Birds of Sani Pass and Lesotho. 35 birds.

Session 2: Wednesday, 11 October 2022 at 19:00.

Upland grassland and Mist-belt forests. 37 birds.


Weekend Workshop calendar:

Thursday afternoon 19 October: Arrival. Late afternoon birding session.

Friday 20 October: Sani Pass day.

Saturday: 21 October: Mist-belt Forest, grasslands and wetlands.

Sunday 22 October Morning to midday: Return day. 


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