Bird Club – BirdLife Rustenburg

More about the bird club:

The club meets monthly (at 18:30 on the third Monday of a month) where there is usually an interesting speaker or topic that is mostly bird related. After the meeting, the members get a chance to socialise with some refreshments.

We have monthly outings to interesting birding areas like Pilanesberg Nature Reserve and other Northwest parks. Some of the outings in the last year have been to Zaagkuilsdrift, the vulture restaurant & hide at Nyoka Ridge in Hekpoort and the Vlaklaagte area.

This year the club also presented a course aimed at improving the birding skills of members and non-members.

The club takes part in the bi-annual CWAC (Coordinated Waterbird Count) at Kroondal, Olifantsnek and Rockwall Dams.

Once a year the club arranges a weekend outing to birding areas that are further away – like Levubu in the Soutpansberg, Wakkerstroom, Magoebaskloof and the Karoo National Park to name a few.

Membership options:

BirdLife Rustenburg is affiliated with BirdLife South Africa so all members also belong to the national body.

The following membership options are available:

  • Ordinary member (21-60 age) R 480.00
  • Additional: Spouse/Partner/Child R 90.00
  • Senior Citizen member (60+ age) R 290.00
  • Student member (0 – 21 age) R 270.00
  • African Birdlife magazine 6 issues R 340.00

Catchment area:

Our main base is Rustenburg where we do a lot birding in the Kgaswane Mountain Reserve. We also have regular outings to Rockwall Dam, Pilanesberg, Vaalkop Dam and the Koster and Swartruggens areas.

Contact details:

Shaun McGillewie – Chair
Mobile: +27 (0)83 702 1462 

Charles Foot – Vice Chairman
Mobile: +27 (0)73 452 3874

Meeting venue name:

Rustenburg Methodist Church
GPS: -25.685054, 27.236412
Language: English and Afrikaans