24-Hour Rhino Awareness Beach Challenge, KZN
September 22 is World Rhino Day. “One Land Love it” is arranging a global #OLLI Move event to mobilise people to take action for our environment.
Grant Melville, a member of the SANParks Honorary Rangers KZN Region, will attempt a non-stop hike from Zinkwazi main beach to Umhlanga Rocks, covering the 70 km in 24 hours on 21-22 September.
Starting at Zinkwazi main beach on 21 September at 5 am, he will trek across Blythesdale, Tinley Manor and Sheffield beaches, before stopping for lunch at the Salt Rock Hotel and then proceeding along Chaka’s Rock, Ballito and Zimbali beaches to Westbrook, La Mercy and Umdhloti, finally arriving in Umhlanga Rocks on 22 September at about 9 am.
The KZN Region of the SANPArks Honorary Rangers is inviting members of the public to participate in their OLLI ZINK-ROX Beach Challenge. Here’s how:
Join in the 2019 International Coastal Beach Clean Up organised by the Uvemvane Tugela Honorary Officers at Blythesdale beach from 8-12am.
Meet Grant and the SANParks Honorary Rangers at the Salt Rock Beach Hotel, 59 Basil Hulett Drive in Salt Rock on 21 September from 2–4 pm and visit the SANParks Honorary Rangers Public Education and Awareness Project (PEAP) display, showcasing items of interest from our national parks.
Hike 1.5 km alongside Grant from Salt Rock to Chaka’s Rock tidal pool and participate in the International Coastal Clean-Up on 21 September at 3 pm. Trash bags will be provided and SANParks Honorary Rangers will collect your bags at the Chaka’s Rock Tidal pool at Ocean Drive across from Salt Cafe.
Register your OLLI move for Rhino here or join the OLLI Club at the (free) STRAVA app.
Welcome Grant back and cheer for Rhino at the OLLI ZINK-ROX finish line on World Rhino Day 22 September at around 9 am at the Durban View parking lot next to Malindi Apartments on Durban View Road in Umhlanga Rocks.
Make a donation to the SANParks Honorary Rangers by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds will go towards the SANParks anti-poaching K9 Units, which have contributed significantly to the protection of our rhinos against poachers.