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Salty Waters in Delareyville extends West on the N14 route from Gauteng, Tarlton,Ventersdorp, Sannieshof, Barberspan, Delareyville, Kuruman, Upington and to the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park & Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.Relentless sun alleviated only by torrential rain makes summer in North-West Province something of an endurance test aim to come.
Barberspan Bird Sanctuary, some 16 km from Salty Waters, is one of the largest waterfowl sanctuaries in South Africa. Over 350 species have been sighted here including species from afar as Asia, Europe and Russia. Included in the total bird count of 12 000 birds are the Pink backed Pelican, Flamingo, Goliath Heron, Wood Sand Piper, Yellow Billed Stork and the Purple Gallinule. Another not to be missed birding experience is a visit to the Delareyville salt pans, especially in the summer months when thousands of flamingos can be viewed.
We also offer :
Tourist- travel info ,The koffieplekkie restaurant, Inter-cape bus stop (tickets) and public toilets.
We are :
322 km from O.R Tambo airport (Johannesburg)
485 km from Upington
Ten rooms with double beds with en-suite bathrooms , bar fridge and DSTV. Rooms with air con. family rooms & self catering.
Coffee Maker in Room
Desk in Room
Outside Braai Area
Barberspan Bird Sanctuary,
Regarded as one of the largest waterfowl sanctuaries in Southern Africa, Barberspan Bird Sanctuary is a huge 2000 hectare body of water that is Ramsar Convention-accredited, indicating its international importance for migratory birds and waterfowl.
When & Where?
The Barberspan Bird Sanctuary is open daily from 06h00 to 18h00. Barberspan Bird Sanctuary is well sign-posted from the N14 which links the small towns of Delareyville and Sannieshof.
The Barberspan bird sanctuary lies on the outskirts of the little known Delareyville, close to Vryburg on the N14 highway and roughly three hours' drive from Johannesburg. Barberspan is the largest of a series of pans that lie in the fossil bed of the Harts River. The pan, which measures roughly 600 metres wide and 1 550 metres in length lies within the Barberspan Bird Sanctuary. More than 12 000 birds and over 365 bird species have been recorded here - the sheer numbers and diversity mean that the sanctuary is extremely popular with birders.
Part of the reason for so many birds is that it is one of the few permanent bodies of water on the western highveld, and during the dry months, provides food and shelter for these large numbers of waterbirds. It is home to, amongst others, flamingos, pelicans, grebes, terns, herons, cranes, ibis and bitterns, and all but one of the South African duck species have been sighted at the pans.
Power boats are not allowed in the pans and even canoes and rowing boats are restricted to the southern section, although birding from a canoe is particularly gratifying.
However the Barberspan Bird Sanctuary is popular with anglers and several regional and national angling competitions are held here. One is allowed to camp along the angling shoreline and there are also walking trails.
Rooms have either a double bed or two single beds.
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