28 October 2019

South Africa's Blue Flag beaches, boats & marinas 2019/20!

A total of 45 beaches in South Africa, along with 10 sustainable tourism boats and 9 marinas have been awarded Full Blue Flag status by the 2019/20 International Blue Flag Jury. The Western Cape has achieved the highest number of Blue Flag sites, with 33 beaches, 10 boats and seven of the nine Blue Flag marinas. The Eastern Cape has been awarded two Blue Flag marina sites, as well as six Blue Flag beaches. KwaZulu-Natal has been awarded six Blue Flag beaches.
The Blue Flag programme also allows for potential Blue Flag sites to participate in the Pilot Programme. This year will see 35 beaches (
Western Cape: 5 beaches; Eastern Cape: 11 beaches; KwaZulu-Natal: 19 beaches) across South Africa's three coastal provinces on this development phase of the programme.

beach, South Africa, Garden Route

Western Cape Blue Flag beaches:
Western Cape Blue Flag marinas:
Western Cape Blue Flag boats:
Eastern Cape Blue Flag beaches:
Eastern Cape Blue Flag Marina:
 KwaZulu Natal Blue Flag beaches:

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. Blue Flag is sought for beaches and marinas as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards.
South Africa, the first country outside Europe to be granted Blue Flag accreditation for its beaches, the Blue Flag programme is managed by WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) in partnership with participating coastal municipalities.

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