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Blue Flag Beaches

KZN

Project Duration: Long Term

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The Blue Flag programme, is an eco-award given to beaches that meet specific, strict standards of excellence in safety, cleanliness, provision of amenities, environmental information and management. It is managed internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and locally, in South Africa, by the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA). Acquiring the coveted Blue Flag status helps encourage improved ecosystem and environmental management by municipalities and the safer, cleaner and better managed facilities enhance tourism.

Look out for a Blue Flag flying at some beaches in KZN where the local municipalities are certified to have complied with the programme's criteria and standards. 

 

 

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Marina Full
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Trafalgar Full
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Lucien
Full             11
Southport Full                       1
uMzumbe Full                   1 1 1
Ramsgate  Full     1
Hibberdene  Full               11
Westbrook Full             1               1 1
uShaka  Full                              1 11
Alkantstrand OFF                        
Pennington  OFF                             1  
 
Dokodweni South OFF                            1   1
uThukela MouthOFF                 1
iZinkwazi OFF                 1
  WillardOFF 
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11
 BlythedaleOFF                1 
Salt Rock OFF                11
 uMdloti MainOFF                 
uMdloti Tidal OFF                
uMhlanga  OFF       1                  
Bay of Plenty  OFF           1                   
North Beach   OFF                               
Addington   OFF           1 1                   
South Beach OFF  1   1 1 1                  
 
Ansteys OFF            1                   1
Brighton OFF                
 AmanzimtotiOFF 
               1
 uMgababaOFF                
 Uvongo  OFF           1                       

 

Blue Flag Stewardship Programme

WESSA in partnership with the National Department of Tourism set up the The Tourism Blue Flag Project which aims to improve tourism facilities and services offered at Blue Flag beaches across South Africa, while also providing youth employment opportunities. Through this project, 200 participants will be employed in the role of “Beach Stewards” and hosted by local coastal municipalities at Blue Flag sites. The participants will also receive accredited training in environmental education and practical work experience, with the ultimate aim of developing them for further employment in the coastal tourism sector (the “Blue Economy”).

For more information visit WESSA's website or contact:

Project Manager
KZN Node Coordinator

Mandy Noffke

021 701 1397

mandy@wessa.co.za

Lizeka Gqumani

031 201 3126

lizeka.gzumani@wessa.co.za

 

Blue Flag Beach Stewards are based at these Blue Flag beaches along the KZN coastline. Follow live Twitter updates from these sites using the corresponding hashtags below.

 Trafalgar  #TBF4Trafalgar
 Marina  #TBF4Marina
 Ramsgate  #TBF4Ramsgate
 Hibberdene  #TBF4Hibberdene
 Lucien  #TBF4Lucien
 Southport  #TBF4Southport
 uMzumbe  #TBF4Umzumbe
 Willard  #TBF4Willard
 Salt Rock  #TBF4SaltRock
 Blythedale  #TBF4Blythedale
 Zinkwazi  #TBF4Zinkwazi
 Dokodweni Main                   #TBF4DokodweniMain

 

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