A tourism tragedy is unfolding on the Wild Coast. It has been doing so for some years now, writes Margie Pretorius.
We meet at the Wild Coast Casino parking lot and leave our cars there. We shoulder our backpacks and after a brief welcome from our guides, Artist and Vuyani who run Pondoland Walking Safaris, we set off.
Soon we are walking on the near deserted beach - so unlike the crowded South Coast beaches we drove past on our way from Durban to Port Edward. The tide is low and we marvel at the numerous fossilised tree trunks that will soon be underwater as the tide comes in.