Following the success of the Wild Walk 2011, African Heartland Journeys (AHJ - mother company to Volunteer Africa) and the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA) have created a partnership to drive this bold and challenging nationwide event, into an annual fundraising and awareness initiative.
From 1st - 21st March 2012 a core team of walkers from AHJ/ VA32 & WESSA will be walking the 320km stretch of the Wild Coast, which represents one of the least developed regions in the country and makes up the coastal belt of the former Transkei homeland.
The Wild Walk aims to raise awareness and educate people about exisitng issues to be addressed on the Wild Coast. The Wild Walk 2012 will launch two new initiatives:
Ride for Respect - a means of promoting responsible and respectful use of motorbikes and quad bikes along the Wild Coast.
The Seafood Consumer Guide for the Wild Coast - information will be passed on to buyers of locally sourced seafood around the legalities of purchasing crayfish and other rocky shore foods.
Walkers are encouraged to join this incredible experience and with a choice of 4 sections to walk on, and accommodation options from tented camps and traditional Xhosa homestays to luxury hotels, there is something to suit everyone.
Click here to read more about the Wild Walk 2012, the initiatives which will be launched and to see the walking options for participants.
To see more images of the Wild Walk 2011 click here!