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Environment Shona's wild sojourn Wild Walk series

Onward and upward:
Shona Aylward on Day 6

We ramble along the rutted coastline, in and out of pockets of exquisite beaches hugged by cliffs. Shona Aylward reports on Day Five of her Wild Coast hike.

Environment Shona's wild sojourn Wild Walk series

Any port in a storm:
the going gets tough on days 4 & 5

The going gets tough for  Wild Coast hiker Shona Aylward. But the scenery rewards and the history is rich, not least the remains of an obscure harbour. First published by

Environment Shona's wild sojourn Wild Walk series

On the rocks: how tuna fishermen
brought the party to a leper colony

On Day 3 of her Wild Coast hike, Shona Aylward passes through beautiful Mkambati, once a leper colony and the scene of a memorable beach party.

Environment Shona's wild sojourn Wild Walk series

Fireside stories and other cracking tales on the trail

On day two of her Wild Coast hike, Shona Aylward criss-crosses the Red Sands, learns a little about plant magic and the area’s turbulent past – not all of it distant. 

Environment Shona's wild sojourn Wild Walk series

Shona Aylward’s wild sojourn:
Day One

South Coast Herald journalist Shona Aylward meets one of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s grandsons and enjoys being guided by a true gentleman on the first day of her Wild Coast hike.

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More Pondo magic than you can shake a stick at

Rural homestays on the Wild Coast have become vital grassroots eco-tourism ventures on hallowed ground, writes Matt Vend.

Environment Ocean Watch

Marine science student inspired to make film to save to the Wild Coast

A DURBAN marine biology student hopes to be become a game setter in saving the Pondoland Marine Protected Area (MPA) from heavy minerals mining. RALPH MAKADI  and CRAIG BISHOP report.

Environment Ocean Watch

Wild swimmers and Gwede Mantashe converge on Xolobeni

As swimmers and safety crew prepare for this week’s Wild Swim, Luke Riley reports that sharks in the sea are not the only threats that need to be addressed.