Internal Affairs

Closed part of Gordon’s Bay Beach reopens, beach section and tidal pools between Dalebrook and Kalk Bay closed

The section of Gordon’s Bay Beach between the walkway and area in front of Spur was reopened today, Saturday, 7 January. In the meantime, as a precautionary measure, visitors are advised that the beach section between the tidal pools in Kalk Bay and Dalebrook, including the tidal pools, have been temporarily closed from today until further notice. Read more below

Thank you to beach-goers for their cooperation when sewage-related matters temporarily affect public access to our beaches.
The section of Gordon’s Bay Beach between the walkway and area in front of Spur was reopened today.
The City’s Environmental Health Service has received water sampling results for Gordon’s Bay Beach, taken on 6 January, and can confirm that the results show that the water quality is within the minimum requirement for recreational activities as determined by the National Water Quality Guidelines.

The health warning signs have been removed.

The temporary closure was due to a sewer overflow in the area related to a sewer pump station that tripped because inappropriate materials had been thrown into the local sewer network yet again.

The beach section between the tidal pools in Kalk Bay and Dalebrook, including the tidal pools, have been temporarily closed until further notice.

The temporary closure is due to a sewer overflow, and the cause is being investigated.

Various City departments have been activated to respond to this incident.

As a precaution, this section of the beach, including the tidal pools, is closed until further notice.

City Health will be taking water samples on a daily basis for water quality testing until such time as the levels are within the minimum requirement for recreational activities as determined by the National Water Quality Guidelines.

In the meantime, the public is advised to avoid contact with the water until further notice.

This is a precaution as contact with the water could result in potential gastro-intestinal issues and therefore any person who enters the water does so at their own risk.

Health Warning signage has been erected, advising the public accordingly.

The City apologises for any inconvenience and thanks the public for its cooperation during this time.

Source: City Of Cape Town