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South African Beaches Awarded Blue Flag Status

10 Beaches in Cape Town and the Western Cape awarded Blue Flag status

Last Update: October 10, 2016

More than 20 South African beaches have been awarded international Blue Flag status for excelling in safety, amenities, cleanliness and environmental standards 

standards from 01 December 2016 until 31 March, 2017 for the summer season.

Full Blue Flag status is awarded based on strict criteria of safety, amenities, cleanliness and environmental information and management. These are set by the Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) in Europe.

The Blue Flag programme is currently run in 40 countries globally and interest in the programme continues to grow.

The following beaches in KwaZulu-Natal received the full  Blue Flag status: Ushaka, Ramsgate, Westbrooke, Marina, Trafalgar, Lucien, Southport, Umzumbe and Hibberdene. (Map Durban).

For the Eastern Cape (Map Eastern Cape), it was Port Elizabeth beaches: Humewood, King’s and Dolphin beach.

As for the Western Cape (Map Western Cape ),  Clifton’s 4th beach, Camps Bay, Llandudno, Fish Hoek, Strandfontein, Bikini Beach, Mnandi, Muizenberg, Melkbosstrand and Silwerstroomstrand beaches all received awards.

Municipality

Beach

Consecutive Awards

City of Cape Town

Silwerstroomstrand

6

City of Cape Town

Clifton 4th

13

City of Cape Town

Camps Bay

9

City of Cape Town

Llandudno

6

City of Cape Town

Muizenberg

1

City of Cape Town

Strandfontein

9

City of Cape Town

Mnandi

6

City of Cape Town

Bikini

13

City of Cape Town

Melkbosstrand

1

City of Cape Town

Fish Hoek

1

OVERSTRAND

Kleinmond

11

OVERSTRAND

Hawston

11

OVERSTRAND

Grotto

16

HESSEQUA

Witsand

7

HESSEQUA

Preekstoel

4

HESSEQUA

Lappiesbaai

12

HESSEQUA

Gouritzmond

4

MOSSEL BAY

Santos

8

MOSSEL BAY

De Bakke

4

MOSSEL BAY

Hartenbos

8

MOSSEL BAY

Klein Brak

3

EDEN DISTRICT

Wilderness

1

KNYSNA

Buffalo Bay

1

KNYSNA

Brenton-on-Sea

1

BITOU

Robberg 5

8

BITOU

Keurboomstrand

6

BITOU

Nature’s Valley

5

BITOU

Lookout

3

BITOU

The Dunes

1


There are currently 22 pilot beaches
 embarking on plans to achieve full status accreditation, with Seaforth Beach near Simonstown being one of these. A pilot beach is offered full Blue Flag status if certain criteria is met within a specified period of time.

An increasing number of beaches are now flying under the international eco-label of the Blue Flag. Worldwide, there are now almost 4,300 Blue Flag beaches, boats and marinas.

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Read up on more information about Cape Town's Blue Flag Status for beaches and don't forget to check out our maps of Cape Town for the best beaches in Cape Town such as Llandudno,Camps Bay, Clifton Beach (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th) and Bloubergstrand. Also, check out our map of the Western Cape for further locations. Be

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