Human Rights

Partial closure of two coastal areas until further notice

As a precautionary measure, visitors are advised that a section of Strand Beach on the False Bay coastline, as well as Small Bay in Blaauwberg are temporarily closed to the public from today, Sunday 1 January 2023, until further notice.

The temporary closures are due to sewage spills in the respective areas – the causes of which are under investigation.

Various City departments have been activated to respond to these incidents.

As a precaution, City Health has advised that:

The Deep Blue section of Strand beach be closed
Small Bay be closed
City Health will be taking water samples 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 in the affected areas 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 of the situation.

We appreciate the public’s cooperation during this time.

Source: City Of Cape Town