29 Blue Flag Beaches In South Africa


The new season of Blue Flag South Africa was launched at Muizenberg beach in Cape Town yesterday where it was announced that 29 of South Africa’s beaches have achieved Blue Flag status – an increase from 19 to 29 this year …

Announced by Marthinus van Schalkwyk (Minister of Tourism), who said that the increase of Blue Flag beaches from 19 last year to 29 this year was extremely good for tourism in South Africa. “In order for South Africa to optimise its tourism potential, it is critical that we offer both domestic and international visitors clean, safe and well-managed beaches.”

Camps Bay Beach

The South African beaches that have received Blue Flag accreditation are:

  • MacDougall’s Bay, Port Nolloth (new)
  • Yzerfontein Main beach, Yzerfontein (new)
  • Big Bay beach, Bloubergstrand Cape Town (new)
  • Clifton 4th beach, Cape Town
  • Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • Muizenberg, Cape Town
  • Strandfontein beach, Cape Town
  • Mnandi beach, Cape Town
  • Bikini beach, Gordon’s Bay
  • Kleinmond beach, near Hermanus  (back in programme)
  • Hawston beach, near Hermanus
  • Grotto beach, Hermanus
  • Lappiesbaai, Stilbaai, Southern Cape
  • Santos beach, Mossel Bay (new)
  • Hartenbos beach, Mossel Bay (new)
  • Robberg 5 beach, Plettenberg Bay (new)
  • Dolphin beach, Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Humewood beach, Port Elizabeth
  • Hobie beach, Port Elizabeth
  • Wells Estate, north of Port Elizabeth
  • Kelly’s beach, Port Alfred
  • Kariega Main beach, Kenton-on-Sea (new)
  • Boknes beach, Kenton-On-Sea (new)
  • Gonubie beach, East London (back in programme)
  • Trafalgar beach, south coast KZN (new)
  • Marina beach, south coast KZN
  • Ramsgate beach, near Margate
  • Margate beach
  • Alkantstrand, Richards Bay (new)
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We congratulate all the Municipalities who have worked hard to achieve Blue Flag status for their beaches!

Additional Reading:
Find out more about the Blue Flag programme at http://www.blueflag.org/

Muizenberg Beach
Top photo – Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town
Bottom photo – Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town

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Cape Town Beaches

  • False Bay Beaches
  • Cape Helderberg Beaches
  • Atlantic Seaboard Beaches
  • Hermanus Beaches
  • South Atlantic Beaches
  • Table Bay Beaches

Eastern Cape Beaches

  • East London Beaches

KwaZulu Natal Beaches

  • South Coast Beaches
  • Dolphin Coast Beaches

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