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Celebrate the uMngeni

Tomorrow some of the River Walk Team will join Andrew Fowler and the Natal Fly Fishers Club to celebrate the work they have done clearing the riparian zone of invasive plants.  Why not come along to Explore the banks 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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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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The College, The River, The Fields

Rietspruit Day One – 14 December 2016 Preven writes:  I left the howling streets, frantic malls and bright light casinos of Gauteng and got on the early morning bus to Howick, to rendezvous with Penny and begin our first river … Continue reading

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River Health and Water Quality

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 fitness for a variety of uses and … Continue reading

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Aller River Day 1: Two Boots in the Water

As a river walker you have to be up early, otherwise you pay the price later. Today we wanted to escape the wrath of the sun’s rays which has been predicted to be a sweltering 31 at high noon. So … Continue reading

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Dargle River to Dargle River

The Dargle River begins in the grassland slopes below the road to Fort Nottingham.  Remember we walked the Dargle in 2014?  It was just 20km long and took us four days. Where the Nile starts, is another story. Dargle resident, … Continue reading

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