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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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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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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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Rietspruit

There’s water in them thar hills… We are at it again! Thanks to the drought we’ve put off the 2016 walk for 11.5 months and have now decided that we can’t let a whole year go by without a River … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

I feel like I’m in a movie rerun – Preven making rows of peanut butter and jam sandwiches whilst I lay out the tools of our trade: panga, mini sass kit, pliers, camera, Dictaphone and GPS. Fill the water bottles. Charge … Continue reading

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Our Rivers – The Reports

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better, its not.”  The Lorax by Dr Seuss Fortunately for KZN, Penny Rees does care a whole awful lot. Along with her team of committed, passionate … Continue reading

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