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Beaches and swimming pools re-open in Durban. Photo: EThekwini Municipality/ Facebook.

Majority of beaches and swimming pools re-open in Durban

Improvements in the water quality has saw eThekwini Municipality reopen majority of its beaches and swimming pools ahead of the busy season

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Beaches and swimming pools re-open in Durban. Photo: EThekwini Municipality/ Facebook.

The coastal city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal has shown readiness to host visitors after reopening its beaches and swimming pools after improvements in the water quality.


The following beaches are now open:

  • Country Club,
  • Winkelespruit
  • and Anstey’s beaches.

eThekwini Municipality spokesperson, Msawakhe Mayisela said the decision to open beaches was taken after experts conducted water tests which confirmed that beach water quality had improved to an acceptable standard.

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In addition to the above, the following beaches remain open for swimming: Point, uShaka, Wedge, North, Battery, Bay of Plenty, Pipeline, Toti Main, Warner and Umgababa beaches.

“The public is informed that the following beaches are closed until further notice: Addington, Brighton, Reunion, South, Westbrook, Umhlanga and Thekwini.”


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He added that water quality at Umdloti, Laguna and Bronze beaches is at an acceptable standard but “these beaches will remain closed as per directive from the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs”.

“The City is constantly monitoring water quality at all beaches to ensure the safety of residents and visitors,” Mayisela indicated.


In addition to beaches, 21 swimming pools are open in the City to enable residents and visitors to enjoy the warm weather. They are: Rainham, Durban North, Pipeline paddling, Tiger Rocks,  Anstey’s, Westville, Kings Park indoor,  Kings Park Outdoor, Stanmore,  Umlazi D,  L.T King, Bayview, Arena Park, Alex Bulley, Lamontville, Lahee Park, Ntuzuma, Sutton Park, South Beach Paddling, Tesoriere and Umgababa

“The public will be informed in due course about the re-opening of additional beaches and of other pools which are currently undergoing maintenance,” Mayisela concluded.