NATURE ON YOUR DOORSTEP

SOUTH African television fans will soon be able to watch a programme that attempts to show the country's rich natural heritage.

SOUTH African television fans will soon be able to watch a programme that attempts to show the country's rich natural heritage.

It is an exciting and groundbreaking local TV show, which is a travel-environmental documentary that combines breathtaking photography and interesting information on communities and the often unseen natural riches of South Africa.

Shoreline is scheduled for broadcast on Monday evenings at 7.30pm on SABC2 from July 13, replacing 50/50.

The new TV show is presented by acclaimed stage and screen actor Peter Butler. Shoreline's mascot, Jack the dog, will be joined by three expert presenters - marine biologist Eleanor Yeld, archaeologist Gavin Whitelaw and historian Nomalanga Mkhize.

The synopsis of the show is quite simple. South Africa's coast is the meeting place of two giant oceans - the cold Benguela current of the Atlantic Ocean and warm Agulhas current of the Indian Ocean.

They clash fiercely at the continents southern tip, dividing the region into two contrasting marine ecosystems that rank among the richest, most biologically diverse and oceanographically complex on the planet.

The series will reflect the heritage of the South African shoreline in an epic, never-seen-before journey of discovery.

It is a series that will showcase our shores in the most visual of ways and connect South Africans to their land, history, heritage and each other.

A team of experts will take us on this 3000km journey from Alexander Bay to Kosi Bay, getting viewers to relate to and engage in the topics and telling the local story in a spirit of optimism and adventure.

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