The 2-day Philocaly Weekend Walk
To all Philocaly Trail walkers, sponsors, beneficiaries and crew.
Sadly due to the official announcement at 12 pm today about beach closures we are having to change our route for the weekend. We have not had a definitive answer/press release before this time despite many phone calls/e-mails etc to authorities for a formal statement. Our new route for the weekend (as we have had to cut out our entire original route as it is officially closed off) is:
Beachwood Mangroves to Durban Harbour wall and return to finish just before Blue Lagoon with a total distance of 17kms.
Sheffield Main Beach North walking past Tinley Manor, turning after 8.5kms for a distance of 17kms returning to Sheffield.
We have had no choice but to do this today. Should the route not suit you please email [email protected] and we will refund you.
The money raised continues to go to our amazing beneficiaries doing the work - and is especially needed during these trying environmental times.
Nikki and Mike
A 2-day weekend walk from the Beachwood Mangroves in Durban to Umdloti (day 1), and Umdloti to Salmon Bay, Ballito (day 2). Participants may choose to walk on one or both of the days. The approximate distance is 17km each day. The entry fee is a daily donation of R300 pp, which includes the Quicket admin fee and commission charge. Proceeds donated to ocean conservation.
Update on the chemical spill: We are monitoring the situation with the chemical spill that occurred and should we need to cancel the walk, entrants will be refunded (minus the Quicket fees). At this stage, if the Ohlanga River is open to the sea, we will walk to the river mouth then turn back and end our walk on the Northern viewing deck in Umhlanga on Day 1. We are in touch with the relevant authorities and will update you again on Monday once they give us further information.
23 October 2021
Beachwood Mangroves to Umdloti Main Beach
24 October 2021
Umdloti Main Beach to Salmon Bay, Ballito
REGISTRATION TAKES PLACE AT 07H00 EACH MORNING AND WE BEGIN WALKING AT 07H30.
ALL TRANSPORT, ACCOMMODATION ETC ARE FOR THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PARTICIPANTS.
|Age restriction||No under 16s|
|Refund policy||Refunds allowed (view policy)|