WESSA walk in nature

2017-06-01 06:01
The participants walked to the Nyandezulu waterfall. PHOTO: supplied

The participants walked to the Nyandezulu waterfall. PHOTO: supplied

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THE Southern KwaZulu-Natal branch of WESSA had their monthly walk in Nyandezulu on Saturday.

Organiser Paddy Norman said the four-kilometre walk, followed by lunch was a success, although not well attended.

“We walked to the Nyandezulu waterfall which was beautiful because of recent rains. One of the more peculiar sights was that in one place the river managed to turn back and ‘flow upstream’ in order to go around a rocky patch,” said Norman.

“We saw a number of birds, ranging from two eagles to a tiny waxbill. The flowers on the cliffs were Aloe arborescens, and there was a nice variety of other trees and grasses,” said Norman.

He said the event is organised by WESSA to get people to experience nature.

“Wildlife is getting thinner due to poaching and people just removing a lot of natural resources to make way for other things. This is very sad because we actually depend on nature,” said Norman.

“It is important for people to
realise that they are a part of nature and if one has a problem with the environment then essentially they have a problem with themselves,” he said. The next walk will be to the Umtamvuna River.

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