eThekwini Municipality Records Amazing Number Of Beachgoers This Festive Season


Most beaches in the country are usually flooded during festive periods and holiday seasons.

South African beaches are prominent because of their surging surfs, exotic wildlife and dramatic settings. These features also place the country among the best for shoreline experiences.

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As each day swings by, more beachgoers continue to flood many beaches in the country. Nevertheless, the Durban beaches seem to have hosted more visitors this festive season.

A statement released by eThekwini Municipality’s Festive Season Management Committee (FESMAC) on Tuesday indicates that between December 14 and 18, about 477 700 people have visited the Durban beaches.

The jaw-dropping number, it noted, was recorded on the first long weekend of the festive season holidays. Acting chairperson of FESMAC Malcolm Canham admitted that the committee only encountered minimal hitches but an amazing number of beachgoers.

Other details disclosed by the committee showed that:

“About 175 rescue operations were carried out, and 14 785 people received first aid treatment. Approximately 505 children were separated from their parents/guardians. They were all timeously reunited, thanks to the 32 550 armbands issued to all children at the beaches.

From the cleansing and solid waste department, 177 staff members worked on a three shift daily and 191 960 tons of litter was collected.”

There are many beautiful beaches in the country but Durban beaches occupy a hot and enviable spot in the country’s longlist of beaches.

Durban (eThekwini) beaches aren’t just playgrounds, rather they’re the kings of holiday and festive season beaches. They are South Africa’s seaside paradise, famous for the warm Indian Ocean. In fact they are everyone’s favourite playground.

Durban’s beaches offer public amenities, protective shark nets, beacons to indicate safe bathing and lifeguards on duty for most of the day. Some of them include: Addington Beach, Umhlanga Rocks beach, Durban, South Beach.

Down the South Coast you’ll find a selection of Blue Flag rated beaches including Hibberdene, Margate, Marina, Umzumbe, Ramsgate, Lucien and Trafalgar.

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Premier beaches in Durban include bodyboarding hotspot, North Beach, and swimmers’ delight.

Of a truth, Durban’s extravagant density in beaches, makes the coveted city an-all-time-friendly place to play around with so much fun.