I’m afraid Birding Gauteng is now officially SOLD OUT. No more boxes hidden in the garage or shoved deep in a cupboard. Stay tuned for news about a future updated edition…though nothing concrete yet.
The greater Gauteng region, including Johannesburg and Pretoria, is often overlooked by birders on their travels further afield. However, with its great diversity of natural and modified habitats, the region offers more than 450 species, including 80 endemics or near-endemics. Many specials are more easily seen here than anywhere else on Earth! Whether you’re a visiting birder, a hardcore local lister, or even just an outdoor-enthusiast looking for a good travel guide, this book is a must-have!
This information-packed, lavishly illustrated new book provides in-depth information on site access, birding habitats, seasons, routes and how to go about finding the specials. Sites covered range from suburban nature reserves, through classic favourites such as Rietvlei, Suikerbosrand and Marievale, to exciting weekend destinations including Zaagkuildrift, Nylsvley, Magoebaskloof and Wakkerstroom. A number of exciting new sites not previously described elsewhere are also included, such as Mkhombo Dam, the Cradle of Humankind and the Vredefort Dome. The book includes a chapter on weekend destinations, from Lesotho to the Limpopo River!