Coast KZN

12 Nov 2020

Durban beaches, pools closed due to heavy rain

(Northglen News) Picture: Stock image: Durban beaches are set to be populated after the lifting of restrictions.

The eThekwini Municipality has announced that Durban beaches will be closed due to recent heavy rains in the city.  The City said this is in the interest of safety for residents and tourists. It is only the Northern and Southern beaches that will be closed while central beaches remain open.

“Swimming is as a result prohibited at the aforementioned beaches as the risk of shark attack might increase. Beachgoers are therefore urged to heed this warning unwaveringly,” said the Municipality in a statement.

“Residents can still enjoy other activities along the beach such as jogging on the sand, walking, running, yoga and other healthy lifestyle exercises. Lifeguards are on site to monitor and ensure there are no drownings on the beaches that are open. Law enforcement are doing regular patrols to ensure this warning is not disregarded.”

The Municipality will notify residents when these beaches are safe to open.