27 October 2011

South Africa's Blue Flag beaches 2011/12

South Africa has four new so-called "Blue Flag" beaches in 2011/12, but only on the condition that three of the four new beaches meet certain requirements by the end of November 2011. The Blue Flag is a certification issued by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that a beach or marina meets its stringent standards. The main criterias include standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. The Blue Flag is sought for beaches and marinas as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards.

View Blue Flag Beaches in South Africa 2011/12 in a larger map

The four new beaches in South Africa are Kelly's Beach in Port Alfred, which was awarded the full status, as well as Silwerstroomstrand (Cape West Coast), Llandudno (Cape Town) and Keurboomstrand (Plettenberg Bay), which still need to complete steps such as ablution upgrading and putting up educational signage before receiving full status.
South Africa has currently no Blue Flag certified marina, but the marina in Port Alfred and the three Cape Town marinas False Bay Yacht Club, Granger Bay Water Club and Royal Cape Yacht Club applied for the Blue Flag marina pilot status in 2011.

South Africa's Blue Flag beaches 2011/12 are:
  1. Western Cape - City of Cape Town - Bikini beach
  2. Western Cape - City of Cape Town - Camps Bay beach
  3. Western Cape - City of Cape Town - Clifton 4th beach
  4. Western Cape - City of Cape Town - Mnandi beach
  5. Western Cape - City of Cape Town - Muizenberg beach
  6. Western Cape - City of Cape Town - Strandfontein beach
  7. Western Cape - City of Cape Town - Llandudno (provisional)
  8. Western Cape - Mossel Bay - Hartenbos beach
  9. Western Cape - Mossel Bay - Santos beach
  10. Western Cape - Plettenberg Bay - Keurboomstrand (provisional)
  11. Western Cape - Hermanus - Grotto beach
  12. Western Cape - Hermanus - Hawston beach
  13. Western Cape - Kleinmond - Kleinmond beach
  14. Western Cape - Hessequa (Stilbaai) - Lappiesbaai 
  15. Western Cape - Hessequa (Heidelberg)- Witsand beach
  16. Western Cape - Cape West Coast - Silwerstroomstrand (provisional)
  17. Eastern Cape - Jeffreys Bay - Dolphin Beach
  18. Eastern Cape - Port Elizabeth - Humewood Beach
  19. Eastern Cape - Kenton-on-Sea - Kariega beach
  20. Eastern Cape - Plettenberg Bay - Robberg 5
  21. Eastern Cape - Port Alfred - Kelly's Beach
  22. KwaZulu-Natal - Margate - Lucien beach
  23. KwaZulu-Natal - Margate - Margate beach
  24. KwaZulu-Natal - San Lameer - Marina
  25. KwaZulu-Natal - San Lameer - Trafalgar beach
  26. KwaZulu-Natal - Ramsgate - Ramsgate
  27. KwaZulu-Natal - Umzumbe - Umzumbe beach

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