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Sani Weekend Course and Workshop

Online course and workshop for beginners and more experienced birders

Only 14 places available!


This is a Friday-Sunday workshop in the Sani Pass area, including birding trips up Sani Pass and to local grasslands and wetlands, and a vulture hide. The weekend is preceded by a preparatory 2-session online course.


Develop your birding skills as a beginner or expand your existing skills in wonderful surroundings with Aldo, whilst experiencing Sani Pass, an iconic bucket-list destination and one of South Africa's top ten birding destinations.


We aim to find the local Big Five: Orange-breasted 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.


Workshop Price

The price (online course and guiding) is R500 per person.


Accommodation, meals and transport not included in this price.


Accommodation (self-catering or catered, camping, rooms, or cottages): contact Sani Lodge backpackers or email Sani Lodge or phone 083 987 3071


Transport: R800pp or use your own 4x4. Contact Aldo on or phone 072-5451753 to book and/or discuss.


Requirements: You will need a valid passport

Course and workshop structure

The preparatory 2x 90 mins sessions Zoom online course will enhance your trip experience:


Session 1: Monday, 17 October 2022 at 19:00.

Begin Birding fundamentals for the Beginners.


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

35 birds of Sani Pass and weekend workshop details.


Workshop calendar:

Friday afternoon 21 October: Arrival, birding. Evening briefing, birding equipment and protocols.

Saturday: 22 October: Sani Pass day. Evening debrief and bird list.

Sunday 23 October Morning to midday: grasslands, wetlands and vulture hide


Any queries (e.g. transport etc. ) contact Aldo on 072-5451753 or


Please use the calendar on the right to book into the Workshop (Zoom course and weekend)!

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