The Wild Swim

Wild Friends are raising funds for The Wild Swim

Wild Friends is an alliance of people straddling several organisations that support the work of the WildTrust and its marine conservation arm, WildOceans. This includes the Ocean Stewards programme which helps train young marine scientists.

Professor George Branch, author of Living Shores and co-author of Two Oceans: a Field Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa, rates the Ocean Stewards programme as one of the most dynamic marine conservation initiatives to have emerged in South Africa. “It offers a wonderful blend of practical, hands-one experience, training in modern survey methods, and the challenge to think for oneself, as well as the joyous personal friendships that breach barriers across age, race and language.” – Professor George Branch. Read: Beach bum extraodinaire inspires young marine scientists. 

overall progress

raised R8 730,00 goal R30 000,00



Name Message Donation
Bushmans and Kariega Swimmers R1 800
Sue Anderson Enjoy the river swim Mandy and team, Let's keep our Wild coast Wild. R500
Carol Mason All the best for a wonderful swim - will be with you in spirit :) R250
EL Open Water Swimmers Donation 1 R1 000
Andrew Swimming for a great cause, well done R180
Tony Sellmeyer R5 000

The Wild Swim takes place along a 22km stretch of the Wild Coast earmarked for heavy minerals mining. It aims to raise funds for eco-tourism in the area, marine conservation and associated environmental journalism training.

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