The sports ground linked to the University of Pretoria is a gem of a birding spot (covered in chapter 24 of Birding Gauteng). There is a stream that runs through the property with two significant dams with islands where Egret and Heron breeds. There are experimental farmlands too but we had not made prior arrangements to visit that part of the spot.
We spent a great deal of time at the south dam and then walked to the end of the property along the stream.
Here are some pics of the birds that we saw:
We then made our way to the dam on the northern section of the sports grounds where we had a picnic lunch and enjoyed walking around the dam and had fun feeding a family of Mallard that seemed really tame.
Here is a full list of the birds that we saw at this spot: Green-backed Heron; Sacred Ibis; Egyptian Goose; Little Egret; Southern Masked-Weaver; Blacksmith Lapwing; Common Moorhen; Southern Red Bishop; Black-headed Heron; Grey Heron; Hadeda Ibis; Dark-capped Bulbul; Cattle Egret; Little Swift; Common Myna; Tawny-flanked; Prinia; African Darter; Reed Cormorant; Woodland Kingfisher; Greater Striped Swallow; Bronze Mannikin; Laughing Dove; Cape Turtle Dove; Black-collared Barbet; Crested Barbet; Karoo Thrush; African Hoopoe; Rock Dove; White-winged Widowbird; Mallard; Cape Robin-Chat; Red-faced Mousebird; Helmeted Guineafowl; Green Wood-Hoopoe; Glossy Ibis; Crowned Lapwing and Thick-billed Weaver.