Trippy Owl by James Delaney
Kindly donated by: Delaney Studio
Reserve Price: R 3 000
Special Collectors Edition The Trippy Owl was one of the most popular works in the series of 67 owl sculptures installed in The Owl Forest at The Wilds Nature Reserve in Johannesburg, for the re-launch of the park following extensive volunteer-led restoration on Mandela Day 2017.
This is one of a few additional pieces which were made, and was not made available for sale, making it a Special Collectors Edition. Made in steel, powder-coated in red, 30cm x 20cm with holes for outdoor installation.
Platter five star wines (six) donated by the Newton Johnson Family Vineyards
Kindly donated by: Dave Johnson, the Newton Johnson Family Vineyards
Reserve Price: R 1 500
A six bottle box containing three bottles of the 2019 NJ Family Vineyards Chardonnay (Platter Chardonnay of the year) and three bottles the 2019 NJ Family Vineyards Pinot Noir.
Both wines are Platter five star wines.
A two night midweek stay (Sun – Thu) for two adults sharing at Mkomazana Mountain Cottages, Sani Pass Road, Southern Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Kindly donated by: Mkomazana Mountain Cottages
NB: This offer is for self-catering in either Stone Cottage or Rose Cottage and must be taken up by 21 Jun 2023
Experience fresh mountain air, a pristine environment and a nature lover's paradise.
Nestled in a magnificent World Heritage Site at the foot of the Sani Pass, MKOMAZANA MOUNTAIN COTTAGES have been lovingly restored and are a part of an historic 1800's trading station. Surrounded by the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, the sprightly MKOMAZANA River and four dams on the property attract a multitude of birds and wildlife to enjoy. We are perfectly situated for a wide range of outdoor activities, from hiking and mountain biking to bird watching and trout fishing.The cottages are beautifully appointed, each with its own character, private garden, and wood burning fireplace. Delicious freshly baked scones are delivered to your door each morning. Just the thing to make a beautiful mountain morning more memorable. Kick back and relax, or explore and discover. It's completely up to you.Experience MKOMAZANA, one of the Southern Drakensberg's best kept secrets.
Thelema Rabelais 6 pack box set
Kindly donated by: Thelema Mountain Vineyards
Reserve Price: R 3 600
Rabelais is a blend of the best Bordeaux components from our Thelema range. The wine shows concentrated aromas of dark berries, hints of mocha and cedar wood on the nose. The palate has lovely, sweet fruit notes, polished tannins and a long, refined finish.
François Rabelais was a monk, doctor and writer in sixteenth-century France who imagined a utopian abbey on the banks of the Loire. In stark contrast to the religious orders of his day, this community admitted both men and women and encouraged them to live together in great luxury. Only one law governed its members: “Fay ce que vouldras” – Do what thou wilt! This was the Abbey of Thélème, which lent its name to our vineyard on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain: Thelema.
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp, Northern Kruger National Park
Kindly donated by: RETURNAfrica
Reserve Price: R 8 000
2 nights accommodation in a luxury tent with en-suite bathroom. (Sleeps 2 people only)Beautiful views overlooking the Luvuvhu River.
• Full board rate includes all meals & activities• Excluded Concession levies, beverages, items of a personal nature, SANParks entry fees and curio shop purchases.
Valid for travel: 01 August 2021 - 31 July 2022 – subject to availability and not over peak periods (public holidays, festive season and long weekends).
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp is situated in the Makuleke Contract Park in the north of the Kruger National Park. This comfortable luxury safari accommodation stretches along the Luvuvhu River on raised wooden walkways. The camp has 19 designer tents with en-suite bathrooms including indoor and outdoor showers. There are seven ‘family tents’ that sleep families of four. All the tents offer gorgeous views over the Luvuvhu River. A bush bar, swimming pool and al-fresco dining area offer everyday entertainment, and there’s plenty of space to unwind beneath the branches of the giant trees embracing the camp.
Binoculars ZEISS Conquest® HD 10x42
Kindly donated by: ZEISS
Reserve Price: R 14 800
The well-balanced Conquest® HD binoculars provide outstanding performance for ambitious nature observation. Uncompromising design, ergonomics and optics at an unbelievably attractive price.
At 115 meters the Conquest HD 10x42 offers the largest field of view in its class. Maximum overview at close quarters and optimum magnification at long range. Whether you are watching birds in the bushes a few meters away or zebras in the distance on the African plains, the 10x42 ensures that you are well equipped for virtually any situation. Thanks to the increased magnification performance you can enjoy particularly detailed insights into the natural world. The special design, combined with optimum ergonomics and non-slip operation plus the large focusing wheel for high precision focusing in any situation, ensure just the right level of observation comfort.
Binoculars ZEISS Terra® ED 10x42
Reserve Price: R 6 545
ZEISS Terra® ED binoculars are robust, reliable and easy to use. Their state-of-the-art and sleek design makes them not only light but comfortably compact. The highest optical precision and the hydrophobic multicoating guarantee brilliant images down to the very last detail. The Terra ED binoculars are waterproof and nitrogen-filled, making them rough and ready. Terra ED binoculars are excellent value for money, making them the perfect entry into the world of ZEISS.
The ZEISS Terra ED 10x42 offers more magnification with the same weight. The binoculars impress when viewing from far distances. The Terra ED 10x42 is your best choice if you want to have an especially precise look at the details.
Book: All the Birds of the World, edited by Josep del Hoyo, published by Lynx Edicions
Kindly donated by: Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain
Reserve Price: R 700
For the first time ever, you can contemplate All the Birds of the World together in a single easy-to-use, fully illustrated volume.
Created for a broad public, from novice birders to expert ornithologists and anyone interested in the spectacular diversity of birds, this book has something for everyone.
Two night free mid-week stay at Guppy Huys Oceanfront Eco Bungalow, De Kelders, Western Cape
Kindly donated by: Guppy Huys Oceanfront Eco Accommodation
Reserve Price: R 4 000
Wake to the sound of birds and whales at Guppy Huys Oceanfront Bungalow, nestled in indigenous fynbos, and directly on the Walker Bay coast. Watch whales from the deck, or follow the private path down to the coastal trail that extends all the way to Hermanus. Walk to Walker Bay Nature Reserve for excellent birding. Self-catering, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths (sleeps 6), modern kitchen, braai, deck, boma, hot tub, high-speed wifi, solar power and solar geyser.
This donation is valid for use between 1 August 2021 - 14 December 2021 (two night stay, arrival Sunday-Wednesday)
WildBooks Auction Package #1
Kindly donated by: WildBooks Online Book Store
Reserve Price: R 600
Book 1: Of Hominins, Hunter Gatherers and Heroes: 20 Amazing Places in South Africa
Book 2: The Antelope of Africa – The Definitive Field Guide
Book 3: Roberts Geographic Variation of Southern African Birds
WildBooks Auction Package #2
Kindly donated by: WildBooks Online Book Store
Reserve Price: R 495
Book1: A Guide to the Garden Route
Book 2: Insider’s Guide: Top wildlife photography spots in South Africa
Limited edition giclee canvas print, “African Fish Eagle”
Kindly donated by: Robyn Ansell
Giclee canvas print 12/30, the print is a limited edition reproduction of an original oil on linen by artist, Robyn Ansell. Original reference photo by Chris Martin Wildlife Photography.
The artist’s printers premises were destroyed during the recent disturbances. There will, therefore, be a slight delay dispatching this print whilst Robyn Ansell liaises with an alternative printer.
Click on the image below to see a larger version of it.
Fancourt: Two nights accommodation for two people on a Bed and Breakfast Basis
Kindly donated by: Fancourt, George, South Africa
Reserve Price: R 2 500
Fancourt, South Africa’s premier lifestyle resort, is nestled in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route, 7 km from George Airport. The resort lies on 613 hectares of pristine countryside sheltered by the Outeniqua Mountains.
Valid till 10 Dec 2021 (Vat and 1% levy included)
Elaine’s Birding: Chest Hamper No. 1
Kindly donated by: Elaine's Birding & Wildlife Products
Reserve Price: R 350
Elaine’s Birding: Chest Hamper No. 2
Kindly donated by: Elaine's Birding & Wildlife Products
Reserve Price: R 300
Elaine’s Birding: Chest Hamper No. 3
Reserve Price: R 200
Artwork - Pearl-spotted Owlets (Glaucidium perlatum)
Kindly donated by: Diane Weiman - Wildlife and Bird Artist
Reserve Price: R 950
Fine Art Pastel Painting with double mountboard and frame. Glass included. Size of the framed painting is 580mm x 670mm.
Diane Weiman is well known for her finely detailed pastels of birds. Her art is found in corporate offices, game lodges and private collections.
A Magnum of Shiraz 2011 from Hartenberg Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Kindly donated by: Hartenberg Wine Estate
Reserve Price: R 800
From a family-owned wine estate in Stellenbosch offering beautifully crafted wines, delicious lunches and picnics featuring local seasonal produce, tours of our underground cellar and pristine walking trails through 60 hectares of conserved wetlands.
An online three session course “Kruger with Aldo” presented by Aldo Berruti.
Kindly donated by: Aldo and Sharron Berruti, Birding with Aldo
Reserve Price: R 500
For two or more participants on one device.
The Kruger ‘toolkit’ introduces 110 species likely to be encountered and which may present identification problems.
The next Kruger course begins on Monday 9th August and the other two sessions are on the 11 and 13 of August at 11:00 and 19:00.
A R2000 voucher to use towards any activity listed on the Dirty Boots website.
Kindly donated by: Dirty Boots
Voucher valid until 31 December 2021
Dirty Boots provides the information you need to plan the best adventure holiday in South Africa, Eswatini/Swaziland or Lesotho. Start by looking at their Top 10 recommended multi-day adventures, which have been hand-picked for exceptional quality and value.
Or, if you are looking for a quick thrill, then have a look at their list of adventure activities available in each region.
Dirty Boots lists over 100 different types of experiences including popular activities such as Boat Trips, Canoeing and Hiking. For the more extreme adventurer, they list activities such as Abseiling, Skydiving, Bungy Jumping, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, Snorkeling and Shark Cage Diving. Combine these activities with wildlife experiences such as Walking Safaris, Hot Air Ballooning and Horse Safaris to get even more from your travels.
Now all you have to do is to choose your adventure, donate by purchasing this offer and get those BOOTS DIRTY!
Accommodation for 2 people for 1 night in a Twin or Double Room at the Hotel Sky Cape Town.
Kindly donated by: Hotel Sky Cape Town
Reserve Price: R 1 200
Including breakfast and the 1% Tourism Levy.Valid for 1 year from 01 August 2021
A new addition has been added to Cape Town’s iconic skyline… Hotel Sky Cape Town is now open at one of the City Bowl’s best addresses, directly across the road from the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC).
With 535 beautifully designed rooms and suites, Hotel Sky Cape Town is the ideal destination for both local and international business and leisure travellers, as well as day guests seeking a delicious meal or a sundowner with a view from our Infinity Restaurant on the 26th floor.
Three Bird of the Year “Fluffies” - Set #1
Kindly donated by: BirdLife South Africa
This item consists of Birds of the Year fluffies, the Cape Rockjumper (2021), the Southern Ground-Hornbill (2020) and the African Black Oystercatcher (2018)
BirdLife South Africa’s Bird of the Year is an initiative whereby awareness is created about a chosen bird. In addition to a poster, learning resources, articles in African Birdlife magazine, presentations, pin badges and t-shirts, a fluffie is also produced and sold. These have proven to be very popular – the Secretarybird (2019) has sold out!
Three Bird of the Year “Fluffies” - Set #2
Three Bird of the Year “Fluffies” - Set #3
Pretty Bird Notebook and Bird Nerd sign
Reserve Price: R 0
From our Shop, Shop for the Birds!
Pretty Bird Notebook and Bird Whisperer sign
Struik Nature Book Hamper
Kindly donated by: Struik Nature, Penguin Random House South Africa
Reserve Price: R 1 800
The hamper includes ten books and field guides and one checklist.
This hamper includes a range of books:
Three Struik Nature Apps
Reserve Price: R 650
The hamper includes four apps:
A dinner for two with Peter Harrison MBE (Apex Expeditions) during the Flock to Marion voyage*
Kindly donated by: Peter Harrison MBE
Peter Harrison is known as the “David Attenborough of the Seas” and is a doyen on seabirds worldwide.
His first book on seabird identification has been the standard reference for 40 years, however this will be imminently eclipsed by his magnum opus, “Seabirds, the New Identification Guide” – a 12-year effort which will be launched during the cruise.
Peter holds an MBE and was awarded the Royal Society’s Conservation Gold Medal and the Linnaean Society’s Eisenmann Award for Excellence in Ornithology.
3 bottles of Anthonij Rupert Main Blend and 3 bottles of Anthonij Rupert Optima Magnums (1.5L)
Kindly donated by: Rupert Wines
Reserve Price: R 3 500
Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003.
It was Johann Rupert who constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility on the estate, and the beginnings of what was to become a sprawling enterprise with a focus on terroir specific wines.
Enjoy the ultimate wilderness experience at Zebra Hills Safari Lodge in the Manyoni Private Game Reserve (Zululand) including two game/birding drives per day in an open safari vehicle.
Kindly donated by: Adam Riley, Rockjumper Birding Tours
Reserve Price: R 17 000
Two nights for ten people (for exclusive use) at the Zebra Hills Homestead
In 16 Nov 2021.Out 18 Nov 2021.
The Homestead has 3 family suites each with main room with queen sized bed and attached kids room with 2 beds, max 10 pax.
Includes 2 game drives per day with an expert birder/wildlife ranger, luxury accommodation, services of cook, cleaner and other staff. It excludes food but our staff will prepare all meals, and it excludes the reserve conservation levy of R175pppn (children under 12 R90pn).
Zebra Hills, situated within the 23,000 ha Big 5 Manyoni Private Game Reserve, is one of South Africa’s premier birding sites. 414 bird species have been recorded on the reserve, including many rare and sought-after species. Targets for your stay could include African Broadbill, Eastern Nicator, Pink-throated Twinspot, Gorgeous Bushshrike, Rudd’s Apalis, Bushveld Pipit, Crowned Eagle and many more. Besides the famous Big 5 the reserve also supports African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Brown Hyena, Ground Pangolin, Aardvark, etc.
Set of 6 BirdLife South Africa Pin Badges
Reserve Price: R 270
One of each of the following:
An Owl Box Hamper(Installation included – Gauteng only)
Kindly donated by: EcoSolutions
Reserve Price: R 2 000
The owl box in the picture is for Spotted Eagle Owls (Bubo africanus). We would recommend Spotted Eagle Owl boxes for urban homes. However, if the winning bidder lives on a farm, stables or small-holding - where the Barn Owl (Tyto alba) box is more suited – the boxes will be swopped.
The hamper includes 2 Barbet nesting logs and 2 suet blocks.
If the winning bidder lives elsewhere in South Africa, the items will be delivered and guidance will be available for the installation process.
Art piece: Conserving a species on the brink of extinction, White-winged Flufftail, by Cherylee Powell
Kindly donated by: Cherylee Powell
Reserve Price: R 12 000
The White-winged Flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi) is listed as Critically Endangered and only known to occur in Ethiopia and South Africa. The species' survival is threatened by the destruction and degradation of its high-altitude wetland habitat. Through the development of innovative research and monitoring techniques, BirdLife South Africa’s scientists have made numerous breakthroughs that have improved our knowledge of this elusive bird. One such finding was the first confirmed breeding record of White-winged Flufftail in the southern hemisphere at Middelpunt Wetland.
This Work of Art was produced by Cherylee Powell, a shareholder at Dullstroom Trout Farm. Dullstroom Trout Farm has supported BirdLife South Africa’s activities to research, raise funds and foster awareness about White-winged Flufftail at Middelpunt Wetland. The wetland has also been leased by Middelpunt Wetland Trust since 1994. Dullstroom Trout Farm joined the Greater Lakenvlei Protected Environment (GLPE) in 2017 in an effort to improve the protection status of their property. Recently, Dullstroom Trout Farm along with a neighbouring landowner have indicated their intention to declare Middelpunt Wetland as a private nature reserve.
Proceeds to:BirdLife South Africa’s White-winged Flufftail Conservation Project, aiding the protection and management of the species’ wetland habitat in South Africa
Pack of five Wordsmiths Nature Check Lists - Set 1
Kindly donated by: Wordsmiths Nature
Reserve Price: R 360
Pack of five Wordsmiths Nature Check Lists - Set 2
Pack of five Wordsmiths Nature Check Lists - Set 3
Hamper consisting of ZEISS Lens Wipes, a BirdLife Key ring, a Bird Watchers prone to Sudden Stops sign and a reusable Dopper Water bottle - Set 1
Kindly donated by: Birdlife South Africa
Hamper consisting of ZEISS Lens Wipes, a BirdLife Key ring, a Bird Watchers prone to Sudden Stops sign and a reusable Dopper Water bottle
Set of the 6 most recent copies of African Birdlife Magazine - Set 1
Reserve Price: R 380
African Birdlife is a bi-monthly magazine and includes well-written articles and stunning photographs of our continent’s birds. It is an important mouthpiece for BirdLife South Africa to create awareness about bird research and conservation work.
Set of the 6 most recent copies of African Birdlife Magazine - Set 2
Set of the 6 most recent copies of African Birdlife Magazine - Set 3
Set of 4 prints labelled Roland Ward's “Ducks of Africa” Set #1
Kindly donated by: Gill Dewar
Gill Dewar is an avid birder and wildlife enthusiast who regularly spends time in the African bush and loves the diversity of animal and bird watching alike. She is constantly looking to add to her “Lifer” list
This set of Fine Art Prints, signed and numbered is limited to 500. The publishers have once again commissioned the well known artist, Penny Meakin, to produce these outstanding studies from living and museum specimens thus maintaining the continuity of style and detail found in the “Game Birds of Africa” Set Number 1.
The duck families are perhaps the most easily enjoyed of all the bird species. They are often viewed at close range where their mating habits and caring for their young delight bird watchers. In compiling this edition of “Ducks of Africa”, the publishers have chosen from those that they feel to be the most decorative and common of the African Ducks.
Set of 4 FENDER Children’s Books and a BirdLife SA Book Bag
Set of 4 LANDY Children’s Books and a BirdLife SA Book Bag
Set of 4 ONCE UPON SERIES Children’s Books and a BirdLife SA Book Bag
A hand painted ceramic Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
Reserve Price: R 150
From the original Feathers of Knysna factory a hand painted ceramic Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill.
A hand painted ceramic Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill perched on a log
A hand painted ceramic Bokmakierie
From the original Feathers of Knysna factory a hand painted ceramic Bokmakierie.
A hand painted ceramic Crested Barbet
From the original Feathers of Knysna factory a hand painted ceramic Crested Barbet.
A hand painted ceramic African Fish Eagle
From the original Feathers of Knysna factory a hand painted ceramic African Fish Eagle.
A hand painted ceramic Martial Eagle
From the original Feathers of Knysna factory a hand painted ceramic Martial Eagle.
A hand painted ceramic Western Barn Owl
From the original Feathers of Knysna factory a hand painted ceramic Western Barn Owl.
A hand painted ceramic Fulvous Whistling Duck
From the original Feathers of Knysna factory a hand painted ceramic Fulvous Whistling Duck.
A hand painted ceramic Common Kingfisher and Pied Kingfisher
From the original Feathers of Knysna factory a hand painted ceramic Common Kingfisher and Pied Kingfisher.
A hand painted ceramic Oryx Gemsbok
From the original Feathers of Knysna factory a hand painted ceramic Oryx Gemsbok.
A full day Pelagic birding trip for one person
Kindly donated by: Cape Town Pelagics
Pelagic birding trip from Cape Town with “Cape Town Pelagics”.
Join Cape Town Pelagics for a day on the ocean looking for seabirds. Cape Town is one of the best spots in the world due to the proximity of the continental shelf and an active fishing fleet behind which seabirds congregate.
Expect to see various species of albatross, shearwater, petrel, storm petrel, and skuas out in the deep, while four species of cormorant, Cape gannets and African penguins are easily seen closer to shore. Seeing thousands of birds behind a trawler is one of the great wildlife spectacles, not to mention the many rare birds that are often spotted on these trips.
See the Cape Town Pelagics exhibitor booth and the website www.capetownpelagics.com for more information.
Valid for one year from 01 August 2021
A single return economy class air ticket on Kulula.com (within South Africa only)
Kindly donated by: kulula.com / comair.co.za
Valid for 6 months from 01 September 2021
Inclusive of VAT and taxes
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