Orkney Bird Sanctuary. On Monday the 25 July 2011, I spent the morning at Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve and by 12 o'clock, thanks to terrible wind and unbearable dust, left the spot. I headed off to Orkney to do some birding around the Vaal River and take a look at the Orkney Bird Sanctuary that I had read about on the Internet.
Faan Meintjies reserve provides a true bushveld experience just a few kilometres from the city, and only 170 kilometres from Johannesburg, and is easily done in a day. For bird enthusiasts the Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve often forms part of a bird spotting tour and is regarded as a place for ‘serious’ birding.
The town of Orkney lies on the banks of the Vaal River, approximately 180km from Johannesburg. History The town was proclaimed in 1940 on the farm Witkoppen, where the owner, Simon Fraser, had first started gold mining.
The Johan Neser Dam (also called the Klerksdorp Dam) to the north-west of Klerksdorp offers recreational facilities, fishing and boating, and there are a number of good golf courses situated in and around Klerksdorp, such as the 18 hole Orkney Gold Course, in Orkney, just south of Klerksdorp.
A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Klerksdorp, South Africa General Information. Klerksdorp is a city located in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda region of the North West Province, South Africa. This city was established in 1837 on the banks of the Schoonspruit River.
* Mine tours: Hartbeesfontein Gold Mine ... mining in weak hangingwall conditions at Hartbeesfontein Gold Mining Limited: en_ZA: ... Hartbeesfontein; Orkney; Stilfontein;
The Orkney Craft Trail is 20 years old this year. That, in a nutshell, is what the Orkney Craft Trail does. You can follow a route across Orkney’s mainland and beyond, stopping off at the workshops of our most talented makers and taking in some of our fantastic views and heritage at the same time.