Coast KZN

Recreation

Blue Flag Beaches

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.

Blue Flag Status

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2001 - 2002

2002 - 2003

2003 - 2004

2004 - 2005

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2007 - 2008 

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Marina Full

1

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Trafalgar Full
                1 1
Lucien
Full             1 1
Southport Full                       1
uMzumbe Full                   1 1 1
Ramsgate  Full     1
Hibberdene  Full               1 1
Westbrook Full             1               1 1
uShaka  Full                              1 1 1
Alkantstrand OFF                         
Pennington OFF                             1      
Dokodweni South OFF                            1   1
uThukela Mouth OFF                                  1
iZinkwazi  OFF                                 1
  Willard OFF 
1 1                           1 1
 Blythedale OFF                              1  
Salt Rock  OFF                                1 1
 uMdloti Main OFF                                 
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                               
 Amanzimtoti OFF 
                              1
 uMgababa OFF                               
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


Mandy Noffke


021 701 1397


mandy@wessa.co.za


Coastal Coordinator


Tevya Lotriet


064 880 0491


tevya.lotriet@wessa.co.za

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