Posts by Dean Swart

Illegal sand mining, a scourge on environmental consciousness

Illegal sand mining seems like a small issue when we compare it to all the other environmental issues facing us...

Extreme backpack reveiw

Product Gregory Baltoro 75 men’s backpack In January 2018 I set out on an expedition to walk solo, unsupported on...

Conservation and Science, cause for conflict?

Conservation, by its very nature is largely driven by emotion. Science on the other hand is driven by quantifiable, verifiable...

Review cougar tactical trousers

Cougar tactical observation trousers Cougar tactical SA was kind enough to sponsor me 2 prs of tactical trousers for the...

Conservation, a middle-class priviledge

The coastline of South Africa must be one of the most stunning and scenic coastlines in the world. We have...

When will we learn

It has often been said that those who don’t learn history, are doomed to repeat it. We as a species...

Wildebees leather boot- a brutal torture test

  Model: Kalahari 8.5 inch leather These boots were sponsored by Wildebees for an expedition to walk the entire coast...

Lighthouse facts

Some interesting light house facts It has been estimated that there are about 3000 to 3500 ship wrecks along the...

The splendour of Dune fields

There is a stretch of coast that lies just past Port Elizabeth, known as the dune fields of Alexander. Most...

Rent collectors, unwelcome.

On the way to Jeffreys-bay from Cape St-Francis, I had to camp in the dunes just past the Kromme rivier....