Meet the guardian of SA's petrified forest
There’s ancient treasure on the Wild Coast. It’s delicate, old. The vast Mzamba Cretaceous Deposits, a rare collection of 80-million-year-old fossils, is situated on the border of the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. It’s easy to walk right by, but to the trained eye of Benny Mbotho the beach turns into a scratch patch of natural relics. He reveals its secrets: an extinct ammonite here, a fossilised Strelitzia there. All you have to do is look closer.