Category Archives: river walks

Karkloof River

We are delighted that the Karkloof Conservancy  will be walking the Karkloof River over the next few days. It has always been our intention to inspire others to explore the rivers they live beside and to take ownership of the … Continue reading

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Window Shopping, Weeds and the Worst Destruction Ever

Penny starts the days tale: After the horrors we encountered on the Rietspruit recently, I really did not think we could come across riparian zone destruction as bad for a while.  However, Symmonds Stream certainly rose to the challenge!  In … Continue reading

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Secret of Symmonds Stream

Once upon a time Symmonds Stream rose in the grassland and trundled along merrily for a couple of kilometres, before tumbling over forest clad cliffs into the uMngeni River gorge. Nowadays, this little river emerges at the base of thirsty … Continue reading

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Clear as Mud

Rietspruit Mini SASS / River Health results One needs to keep in mind the difference between water quality and river health. Water quality is defined as “to describe the physical, chemical, biological and aesthetic properties of water that determines its … Continue reading

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The Gift

Rietspruit Day Four – 28 December 2016 Pandora writes: Penny’s Whats App message came as a special Gift the day after Christmas.  “We are going back to explore the last section of the Rietspruit on Thursday. Are you in?”   A … Continue reading

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Rub-a-dub-dub 5 Walkers in a Tub

Rietspruit Day Three – 16 December 2016 Preven was still eating breakfast as we left home at our usual time of 05h45 and headed out to the next section. The day dawned overcast and cool, and stayed that way! What … Continue reading

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Bulldozers, Mud and Heartache

Rietspruit Day Two – 15 December 2016 Penny writes: I’m still reeling with shock, horror and disbelief. Disbelief primarily. Disbelief that in 2016 the construction of a housing development can cause so much environmental damage. Disbelief at the apparent lack … Continue reading

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