Hillcrest Camera Club - OUTING - Tala Game Reserve - Sun 21 July 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, September 6, 2013 Under: Outings

Hi everyone

1. Outing: Tala Game Reserve - Sunday 21 July 2013

This is a sunrise shoot. Tala Game Reserve has a variety of wildlife and birdlife. There is ample opportunity to practise your wildlife photography skills.

IMPORTANT: Please complete the RSVP form.



  • We have managed to secure an early entrance time - 5.30am.
  • They normally open at 7am, which would be too late for us to shoot the sunrise. The General Manager, Sean Lubbe will be specially opening the gates for us.
  • Please arrive by 5.30am, and we will enter after that.
  • Tala offer discounts to camera clubs, which is great!
  • R30 per vehicle. R25 per adult.
  • Payment must be made by Tuesday 16th July, to the club. You can pay at the meeting, or by EFT to the club account. Bank details here.
  • We will be paying Tala on behalf of the club, to ensure that we don't get held up at the gate. You will not be able to receive the discounted rate and pay at the gate.

DETAILS REQUIRED:  Please complete the FORM with all your details.
We need to supply Tala with a list :
- Your names, and the people in your car
- Vehicle make and models,
- Registration numbers 



* Normal rates are R60 per car, R50 per adult. These rates will apply if you enter at in any other time than 5.30am, with the club, and are not on the list.

We would like to have a picnic breakfast at 9am, at the picnic site.
-  Bring skottles, if you have. Please be prepared to share with those that don't have.
-  Bring your own breakfast fixings - eggs, bacon,
sausages, rolls, fruit, yogurt.
-  Bring coffee and tea.

Meetup details:
Date: Sun 21st July 2013
Times: 5.30am - Meet at the entrance.
Entrance fees: R30 per vehicle. R25 per adult. (Normal rates R60 per car, R50 per adult - these rates apply if you enter at in any other time than 5.30am, with the club.)
Breakfast : Meet at the Picnic area at 9am.Bring a skottle, eggs and bacon etc. Coffee and tea. Hot water.


N3 to Pietermaritzburg
•Take Camperdown (Exit 57) off-ramp
•Turn left to Umbumbulu Rd
•T-junction left to Umbumbulu Rd
•Keep left for 13km to Umbumbulu (R603)
•Cross the Mlazi River (3km straight)
•Take second turn left to Tala (Eston brick)
•Turn left into Tala; Wait at the gate.


2. Photo Opportunities

KZN Winter Airshow - Durban Air Show, Viginia Airport - Sat 13 July 2013

The show STARTS at 09h00 and finishes at 16h30. 
From the
Facebook page - "Warbirds a plenty. Heavies. Aero Teams. Extreme Aeros. Action Shows. Skydivers. BIZ JETS. Jet Glider. Kodiak, Caravan and PAC 750. Helicopters. Crazy Flying. PARADE. Just the tip of the iceberg. Action all the way.Plus a Walkabout and Business Aircraft Park, Raffles as well."


See you on Sunday, 21st July 2013.



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