5 September is International Vulture Awareness Day - all entry fees for this unique event will be donated towards vulture conservation.
DATE 5 September 2015
WHERE BENFONTEIN NATURE RESERVE, KIMBERLEY
DISTANCE 6km & 12km
RUNNERS/WALKERS welcome (no license required)
Medals to all finishers in both distances
Pre entries on Tuesday 1 September from 18:00 – 19:00 at Hoffe Park & Friday 4 September from 17:00 - 19:00 at Hoffe Park.
Entries on race day from 7:30 at Benfontein Nature Reserve
Entry forms available at Sportsmans Warehouse (North Cape Mall), Cape Union Mart (Diamond Pavilion Mall).
Benfontein Nature Reserve is situated about 10 kilometres from Kimberley along the N8 to Bloemfontein on the Free State border
R100 for the 12 km, R50 for the 6 km and Scholars R30 both distances.
Florio-Poone Diamonds, Pick n Pay Rhodesdene, Sportsmans Warehouse, Mediclinic Kimberley/Gariep, Cape Union Mart, Van Zyl Vleis, PG Glass, Engelsman Magabane Attorneys, DJ Garth, Northern Cape Urban TVET College, J C's Copy, Fax & Typing
DID YOU KNOW
Benfontein Nature Reserve, is the one place in the country where you can see Africa's smallest cat (little bigger than a house cat) - the black-footed cat, but you will have to do your sightings at night as the black-footed cat is strictly nocturnal.
It is also the world's leading research facility on the aardwolf (earth wolf) or maanhaar jackal – which belongs to the same family as the hyena.
Dronfield Nature Reserve is also well known as a birding destination with a long list of bird species that includes the African fish eagle, sociable weavers, larks and pipits. The African white-backed vulture is one of a few raptors bred in the reserve.
Dronfield Nature Reserve (also owned by De Beers) is home to a breeding colony of White-backed Vultures, which has been extensively researched for over 20 years. A vulture restaurant and hide was established on the reserve to enable visitors to watch these large birds at close range.
Last update on this event: 25/08/2015
Event added: 25/08/2015