If you’re keen to go birding and exploring in the Greater Gauteng region, we think you will love this book! Stocks are running out fast, but we still have a few copies left (seriously, this is not a sales gimmick – we really do have only a few books left in boxes stacked in my garage). If you would like to obtain a copy of the book, the easiest is directly from either myself or Etienne, as the book is generally NOT available in book shops. We will sign your book for you as well, regardless of which delivery option you pick. Buying the book is a simple process:

1) First, complete and submit the form below with your details.

2) Deposit the book’s price of R350 (which includes postage) into our bank account.

3) Give us a few days (we’re often away from the office for birding) to process the order and package your book.

4) We’ll send your book to you, and provide you with a tracking number.

5) Go birding!

NOTE: This book is currently only available as hard copy, and is NOT available as an eBook.

The Chamberlain Guide to Birding Gauteng


(including postage)


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Please tick one Delivery Option box (required)

For the Aramex Couriers option, a street address where we can courier the book to (business hours)

For the PostNet option, the name of your local PostNet branch

For the Post Office option, your postal address

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A reference number or name - so we'll know who paid (required)

Any questions or special requests?

We have now standardized all delivery options to R100 (except of course, if you drive to my house and pick up a book in person).


This is a self-published book and is generally NOT available in most commercial bookstores. However, Chamberlain hardware stores in Gauteng will have the book in stock as of mid-December 2016. Find your nearest branch via their website.


I drop the book(s) at my local Pick & Pay, and Aramex delivers to your door. For main centres, delivery is by 12:00 on the next day. For outlying areas, up to 72 hours. If you’re on a farm or in an isolated area, it’s a little more tricky (details are on their website). Please make sure someone is there to collect the book during business hours.


I drop the book(s) at my local PostNet branch, and they deliver it to your nearest PostNet branch. This is quick and reliable – if you live near any of the 300+ PostNet branches in South Africa. To find your nearest branch, check out the PostNet branch locator.PostNet branch locator.


Aah, the good old Post Office. We can mail books to any postal address in South Africa. They will keep the book at the counter and notify you that it ready to collect. You have to go in person and take identification, as they will not relinquish the parcel to someone with a different name (even a spouse). This takes 1-2 weeks. We will provide you with a tracking number. May be the only option if you are in an isolated area.


We’re moving to the West Coast soon, but up until the end of 2016, you are welcome to collect your book in person! I live in Elardus Park, Pretoria (see contacts page for a map). Email or phone (084 515 1207) to arrange a time, and we’ll meet up and chat (I sometimes have Garden Warblers at my place too!). You can pay in cash or with a card at my place, or you can EFT beforehand. If you come and visit in Langebaan next year, I can show you Karoo Larks and Southern Black Korhaans!


We’ve shipped a container of books to NHBS in the UK – it is recommended that you order directly from them. Sending books overseas from South Africa is expensive and delivery takes a loooong time. If you’re in Namibia, Botswana etc. contact me so we can make a plan.


You are welcome to an EFT transfer – just make sure to use your name or phone number as reference so we know who the payment is from. You can also do an instant EFT by using the button under Credit Card, if you’re with a major South African bank.

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ABSA, Menlyn
Branch Code: 632005
Account: 4084993558
Cheque Account


You can pay with a card by clicking the button below – this will take you to PayFast’s payment portal. Just enter your email and credit card details and voila. You can also do an instant EFT by clicking the button, if you’re with a major South African bank.



It is recommended that your purchase the book directly from NBHS in the UK. They have quicker and less expensive international shipping, than we have in South Africa. Link directly to the book here.


Please feel free to contact us if we can help with anything | Faansie: phone 084 515 1207 or click here to email | Etienne: phone 082 898 6998 or click here to email