Join Umtentweni Conservancy on river walk

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Members of the public can for the first time join Umtentweni Conservancy on a river walk from Port Shepstone Country Club on Sunday.

The group will meet at the club at 7.30am and set off at 8am.

The 5.50km route will take the walkers along the Umzimkulu River to Royston Hall, up to the railway line and through the two tunnels, then back into the bush past the wetland and back to the club.

The path was originally a road built in 1902. It was partially washed away in the 1959 flood and had been closed until the Umtentweni Conservancy found it and opened it as a nature trail.

It is very scenic with an abundance of flora and fauna, a small group of Kosi Palms, some rare plants and animals. There are loggerhead turtles in the river now that might be seen as well as resident fish eagles. Regrettably, no dogs are allowed.

Cost is R20 per adult and R10 for children under 12. Hotdogs will be sold after the walk at R20.

For more information, contact Alex Skene on 078 508 7290.

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