Elephant Coast Swim July 2018

I recently had the privilege of swimming 100km over 6 days from Ponta do ‘Oura in Mozambique to Sodwana in Northern KZN. Being the first swim of its kind for me and my team, we did not know what to expect, and had to rely on our collective experience and the locals for guidance.

With swims like this, the team has to have a large amount of flexibility, as so much of it depends on the weather conditions. Thankfully, we were incredibly blessed with phenomenal weather, with many of the locals making mention that we had just missed the bad weather. This, together with ideal swimming conditions and awe-inspiring marine life encounters made this experience life changing and unforgettable.

 

 

We successfully completed our mission of 100km in 6 days! It was incredibly overwhelming and emotional when we completed the last leg. Knowing that I was swimming for more than myself by taking a stand against a global environmental issue, and educating others on how to live and practice a plastic-free life.

A massive thank you must go to Spar Eastern Cape for helping to make this happen by sponsoring the trip and for taking a stand against the use of plastic in their stores. And to Isimangaliso for their gargantuan efforts in providing us with our permit at the eleventh hour, as well as for all their support during the latter days of our trip.

Author: Jenni Petersen

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