Diary Dates – April 2017

WEDNESDAY, 12 APRIL: Birdlife Port Natal indoor meeting from 7pm at the Westville Methodist Church. The speaker is the well-known ornithologist David Allan, speaking on pelagic seabirds. Call Lesley on 083-231-3401.


SUNDAY, 23 APRIL: KZN coastal branch of the Botanical Society of South Africa presents an unique half-day morning and afternoon walk outing with tree expert and author, Richard Boon in the Umlalazi Nature Reserve at Mtunzini. Charges will include entrance fees, a finger lunch at Charles and Julia Botha’s cottage, personal attention with tree identification by an eminent expert and autographed copies of Pooley’s Trees of Eastern South Africa at a specially reduced price. Numbers will be limited, so book early. Make payment to Botanical Society of SA, Nedbank, Durban North branch, code 135226, account number 1352029901. Fax the deposit slip and names of attendees to 086-651-8969 or e-mail [email protected] for more details.


WEDNESDAY, 26 APRIL: Grosvenor Girls’ High School invites all senior citizens over the age of 65 to join in their annual senior citizens’ tea party to be held from 10am to noon. Call the school on 031-467-3614 and speak to Janet to book a place.


SATERDAG, 29 APRIL: Die 50ste reunie vir die klas van 1967 by Dirkie Uys Skool word beplan.

Die reunie komitee soek al hul klasmaats vir ’n reunie in die Wilderness Hotel in George te hou. Kontak vir Linelle Viljoen by e-pos [email protected]


FRIDAY to SUNDAY, 26 to 28 MAY: Mountain Backpackers Club enjoys guided day hikes at Mhlopeni Nature Reserve near Greytown. At this SA natural heritage site, the weather may plummet to 0 degrees, so wrap up warm. Self-catering camp costs R150 per person and own tent costs R80 per person.

Accommodation is available. Guided hikes on Saturday and Sunday will take in the beautiful bushveld, game and prolific birdlife. Pre-booking and payment is essential. Email [email protected] for details, call Heidi Cox on 082-706-4283 or email [email protected]


TAFTA Bluff meets every Monday from 9am to noon at the Bluff Methodist Church hall. Go along and join the over 55s for a fun morning. Call Charmaine on 082-556-0946 or 031-467-4046. Transport to and from the venue is available.

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