New life for a nature trail

2015-12-17 06:00
Photo: supplied The hiking trail at Selborne Golf Estate.

Photo: supplied The hiking trail at Selborne Golf Estate.

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SELBORNE Park Golf Estate in Pennington has been revitalised to accommodate those who want to take a walk and enjoy the nature.

Brett Wortmann head of security, environment and body corporate at Selborne explained why they decided to do this.

“We decided to revitalise this nature trail, allowing people to come and take a leisurely walk while spotting some of the wonderful animals and birdlife that reside on the estate,” said Wortmann.

He said the Selborne team is in the process of drawing up maps for hikers and a conference centre with posters and comment books to help the visitors to find their way easily.

“Beginning at the club parking area, the trail that enters the coastal forest of which is a home to a number of animals including monkeys, bush buck, grey and blue duiker, banded mongoose and 180 species of birds,” said Wortmann.

He said the path then leads to the golf course and back to the house, a distance of about 5km.

The trail is suitable for all ages, and for those who want to complete the walk there are bail outpoints throughout.

Wortmann said there are also benches lining the nature trail allowing hikes the moment to view the abundant birdlife while resting.

Other activities available in the area includes wildlife sighting, hiking trails, birding, off-road biking trails and a visit to one of the beautiful coastal forest Umdoni Park. - Supplied.

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