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Korsman Bird Sanctuary

Korsman Bird Sanctuary

This 49hectare bird sanctuary, little more than a kilometre from the centre of Benoni, encompasses a small natural pan which occupies over half the total area. It is considered one of South Africa's best urban bird sanctuaries. The GPS coordinates are 26°11' 36" S and 28°17' 36" E.

The Sanctuary is fenced and access to the public is not generally allowed. There are no hides. It is completely encircled by The Drive. A 2,5 kilometre grass sidewalk allows views from all sides. Raised benches allow good views over the pan. The fence is generally no more than 20 or 30 metres from the edge of the pan, depending on fluctuating water levels. With access being restricted the main attraction is inevitably the birdlife.

The Sanctuary is regarded as relatively safe, located in a boom controlled access area (with no entry fee). The grass verge between The Drive and the fence lends itself to picnics though there are no toilet facilities or shops in the immediate vicinity. However there are a number of restaurants immediately to the east, in Western Extension.
141 species of birds have been recorded. Ones which are not commonly seen in urban and suburban areas but can be seen in the sanctuary's aquatic setting include the Cape Shoveler, African Spoonbill, African (Purple) Swamphen, Hottentot Teal, Red-billed Teal, Reed Cormorant, White-breasted Cormorant, African Darter, Maccoa Duck, White faced whistling duck, Greater Flamingo, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Goliath Heron, Pied Kingfisher, Lesser Flamingo, Little Bittern and Black Crake.

The sanctuary is looked after by Korsman Conservancy, a non-profit company of volunteers, in conjunction with the city council, dedicated to maintaining its natural state and indigenous fauna and flora, free of aliens. This includes collecting litter and regular burns.

More details on the Conservancy, its history, fauna and flora listings and how to become a member can be seen on the website at http://www.korsmanconservancy.com/ while coming events, recent sightings and other topical issues can be seen on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/korsmanconservancy/. The Facebook page is also used by the public to report unusual sightings, ask questions etc.

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Afrique Boutique Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Boksburg

4.9km South West of center of Korsman Bird Sanctuary

Afrique Boutique Hotel Oliver Tambo is situated in Boksburg on the Johannesburg East Rand in Gauteng. Afrique Boutique Hotel Oliver Tambo has 24 delightfully stylish and luxurious air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms and state of the art Flatron

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Angelica Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Boksburg

7.0km South of center of Korsman Bird Sanctuary

Angelica Guesthouse provides accommodation on a bed and breakfast and self catering basis in Boksburg on the Johannesburg East Rand. We are situated in Libradene, a quiet suburb of Boksburg about 13kms from OR Tambo Airport. We are just off the N17 Freewa

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Blueberry Place

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in O.R. Tambo International Airport

7.8km North West of center of Korsman Bird Sanctuary

Blueberry Place offers a self catering apartment in Kempton Park on the Johannesburg East Rand. Located in Bonaero Park, a quiet suburb of Kempton Park it offers a "rural setting" while being close to OR Tambo International Airport. This fully kitted self

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Gateway Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Benoni

9.0km North of center of Korsman Bird Sanctuary

Gateway Guest House offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Benoni on the Johannesburg East Rand, Gauteng. Welcome to the Gateway Guest House (sleeps up to 30 people in 10 rooms + 2 family rooms sleeping 5 each) which is conveniently situated close to t

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Towers Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Boksburg

9.4km South of center of Korsman Bird Sanctuary

Towers Lodge provides both self catering accommodation and bed and breakfast accommodation in the Germiston area on the Johannesburg East Rand, Gauteng. Situated in Elspark, on the border of Germiston & Boksburg, in a safe, up market suburb next to the N1

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Sugar Rose Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in O.R. Tambo International Airport

11.1km North West of center of Korsman Bird Sanctuary

Sugar Rose Guesthouse provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Glen Marais near Kempton Park on the Johannesburg East Rand. Set in the peaceful neighbourhood of Glen Marais, Kempton Park, yet still close to the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Suga

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Breena BnB Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Edenvale

11.8km West of center of Korsman Bird Sanctuary

Breena BnB Guest House offers accommodation on both a bed and breakfast basis and also a room only basis in Edenvale on the Johannesburg East Rand, Gauteng. Breena BnB Guest House is a uniquely, upmarket, beautiful venue specially designed for the discern

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Woodpecker's Inn

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in O.R. Tambo International Airport

12.8km North West of center of Korsman Bird Sanctuary

Woodpecker's Inn provides upmarket bed and breakfast accommodation in Kempton Park on the Johannesburg East Rand. Located in the quiet Kempton Park suburb of Glen Marais, just 15 minutes drive from the OR Tambo International Airport. Guests are received

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3 Brothers B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Edenvale

13.3km West of center of Korsman Bird Sanctuary

3 Brothers Bed and Breakfast is located in Edenvale on the East Rand of Johannesburg in Gauteng. 3 Brothers is situated in Edenvale, a quiet, tranquil and secure residential area. It's central and close to all major routes and business parks. Our bed and

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President Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Edenvale

13.7km West of center of Korsman Bird Sanctuary

President Lodge offers self catering and bed and breakfast accommodation in Edenvale on the Johannesburg East Rand, Gauteng. President Lodge is a jewel of a guest house, within 10 minutes' drive from OR Tambo International Airport and close to major highw

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