SA has 46 Blue Flag beaches to visit this summer

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The Blue Flag Programme, now in its 31st year in South Africa, focuses on the environmental management of marine and coastal habitats. Water quality, environmental management, safety, and amenities are just a few of the criteria to be considered before bestowing a beach with a Blue Flag status.

All Blue Flag beaches have to meet very strict international criteria and the programme is locally-managed by WESSA (the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa). Internationally, over 4 400 beaches, boats and marinas currently hold Blue Flag status in 46 countries.

This year, 46 South African beaches will be flying these flags. The flags will also be raised at eight marinas and used by 12 sustainable tourism boats around South Africa.

Here’s the latest list of the country’s Blue Flag beaches, in no particular order.

Eastern Cape

 

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1. Kariega, Ndlambe
2. Dolphin, Kouga
3. Humewood, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro
4. Kings, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro
5. Hobie, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro
6. Hamburg, Amathole
7. Kelly’s, Ndlambe

Western Cape

 

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1. Clifton 4th, City of Cape Town
2. Silwerstroomstrand, City of Cape Town
3. Camps Bay, City of Cape Town
4.. Llandudno, City of Cape Town
5. Muizenberg, City of Cape Town
6 Strandfontein, City of Cape Town
7. Mnandi Western, City of Cape Town
8. Bikini, City of Cape Town
9. Melkbosstrand, City of Cape Town
10. Fish Hoek, City of Cape Town
11. Kleinmond, Overstrand
12. Hawston, Overstrand
13. Grotto, Overstrand
14. Witsand, Hessequa
15. Preekstoel, Hessequa
16. Lappiesbaai, Hessequa
17. Gouritzmond, Hessequa
18. Santos, Mossel Bay
19. De Bakke, Mossel Bay
20. Hartenbos, Mossel Bay
21. Klein Brak, Mossel Bay
22. Buffalo Bay, Knysna
23. Brenton-on-sea, Knysna
24. Robberg 5, Bitou
25. Keurboomstrand, Bitou
26. Nature’s Valley, Bitou
27. Lookout, Bitou
28. The Dunes, Bitou
29. Singing Kettle, Bitou
30. Struisbaai, Cape Agulhas

 

KwaZulu-Natal

 

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1. Umzumbe, Ray Nkonyeni
2. Trafalgar, Ray Nkonyeni
3. Lucien Ray Nkonyeni
4. Southport, Ray Nkonyeni
5. Marina, Ray Nkonyeni
6. Ramsgate, Ray Nkonyeni
7. Hibberdene, Ray Nkonyeni
8. Westbrook, Ethekwini
9. Ushaka, Ethekwini