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In 2015 we started our first trail running event which is aimed at promoting green lifestyles and raising awareness for plastic pollution in our oceans, the Green Trail Run was born and has since become a highlight on the Durban Trail Running Calendar. This years' event takes place on nature trails along the uMngeni River Estuary (which are maintained by Durban Green Corridors) to help protect add value to our beautiful open spaces. The event, scheduled for the 27th October coincides with the Arbor Month, to celebrate, all participants will get four different indigenous tree seeds to plant at home.…
Durban Green Corridors, in partnership with the eThekwini Municipality, is undertaking a unique three-week scuba diving expedition in July 2017 to profile the KZN east coast’s exceptional ocean experiences. Perhaps the harbour city’s best-kept secret is that it is the launch site for some of the best scuba diving adventures in the world – with some of its reefs voted in the world’s Top Ten dive sites. From Durban’s sensational King Shaka International Airport, it’s just a scenic two-hour drive south to the starting point of a marine adventure of a lifetime. From Shelly Beach in the south to Sodwana…
Sport speaks a universal language, a language that breaks down barriers and cuts though income and ethnic divides. Durban Green Corridors is committed to using sport as a tool for developing the young people in Durban because of our belief in the power of sport to positively change young lives.
The inaugural Durban Ultra Kidz Sports Day took place on the 24th February at the scenic eNanda Adventure Park at Inanda Dam. The Durban Ultra kidz Sports day focused on school kids between the ages of 8yrs old and 18years old and introducing them to the world of triathlons.
About 71 percent of the Earth's surface is covered in water, the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water, 1.74 % is locked in glaciers and ice caps, 1.69 % is ground water. We actually live on a water scarce planet. This is a global issue that is affecting more than billion people meaning, one out of six people lack access to fresh water.....and South Africa is considered one of the world's highly stressed water countries.
Have you ever imagined how would feel to leave your country of origin and go live and work in a foreign country, adjusting to a totally new environment and way of life? This is exactly what the Durban Green Corridors volunteering programme aims to achieve, an experience for young travelers who want to make their visit to South Africa more meaningful and get an experience of a lifetime. Durban Green Corridors recently welcomed Viktoria Bircher and her fellow German friend Franziska Wittin, both are volunteering as sports coaches at our youth development programme at Inanda Adventures.
South Africa is home to 13 species of weavers. To attract weavers to the garden there are a couple of things that need to happen - they need water, shelter and food. Weavers generally nest in colonies choosing to build their nests in large thorn trees, and what thornier tree than the Vachellia species (previously known as Acacias).
Not many people realize the beautiful history behind many of Kwa-Zulu Natal’s river names. King Shaka kaSenzangakhona Zulu, one of the most influential monarchs of the Zulu Kingdom did not only conquer on the battlefield but he also played a significant role in naming the many different places and rivers he came across during his travels. Sifiso Mngoma, Durban Green Corridors’ intrepid blogger and traveler done some investigating and pulled together this fascinating history of some our local Durban rivers that were named by King Shaka.
We are so happy to finally be able to let you all know about an exciting project we have been working on for the last year and a half- HeyDurban. HeyDurban is a free lifestyle and entertainment mobile app that provides a comprehensive and interactive listing of events and venues in the city.. that you can access with just a couple of taps… HeyDurban’s tagline, ‘#BonaKonke’ says it all.
The GO!Durban Cycle Academy, which was launched in January this year, in an endeavour by the eThekwini Municipality to encourage and develop a culture of cycling in the city, is fast becoming a team to watch. Last weekend they notched up some impressive podium appearances at the Roag Stihl Sharks Classic that was held in Shongweni on Sunday (December 4).
The Emaphephetheni area, on the shores of Inanda dam and at the foot of the spectacular Inanda Mountain may be an area of rich natural beauty, scenery and bio-diversity but it is also one of the most impoverished communities in the City of eThekwini.
Rare (adjective) (of a thing) not found in large numbers and consequently of interest or value. When you think of rare animals, most people think Rhino, Panda Bears and that’s where it generally ends. But sometimes a closer look and you’ll find a whole lot of rare right here in your backyard.
Although forests make up one of the smallest ecosystems in the country, South Africa’s forests take many forms, not all forests are alike. And there are few cities in South Africa (if any) where you can enjoy such a diversity of easily accessible and different forest types as you can in Durban. There are few places where one can feel totally at ease and at one with nature than wondering through a forest, listening to the bird calls, appreciating the cool, damp air and marveling at the growth all around you. Forests are special places and all very unique in their own…