Cape Town beaches

How to identify (and escape) a potential rip current

While it seems that strong winds, excessive wave heights and higher than normal high tides are likely along the Cape coastline over the next few days, Capetonians have been cautioned to be vigilant and to avoid getting caught in rip currents. Helen Jordaan, the professional officer for the City of[…]

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Beachgoers urged to keep safe amid shark scare and rough seas

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is appealing to beachgoers to only swim at beaches protected by lifeguards. “NSRI are appealing to parents and caregivers to ensure that while their children are swimming they have responsible adult supervisors that are not distracted and are dedicated to supervising the children while[…]

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Kidnapping attempts on Strand Beach

Cape Town’s beaches fill up over the festive season and the chaos and masses of people makes these packed areas prime spots for criminals. Recently, a Capetonian mother took to Facebook to warn others about an alleged kidnapping attempt she experienced on Strand beach. Rejéane Ritter explained how her family had[…]

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Weather warning urges beachgoers to be cautious

Many have been commenting on how odd the weather has been across the Cape in recent weeks – it has shifted from sweltering heat to overcast with drizzle and sharp winds. As a result, it comes as no surprise to Capetonians that the SA Weather Service has released a weather[…]

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Drownings in Cape Town increase year on year

Bathers and beachgoers are being urged to be more cautious while visiting the ocean as the City has already recorded more fatal drownings this year than last year’s festive season. Two more teenagers fatally drowned and 56 children were lost and reunited with their family at the beach over the[…]

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Mystery surrounds body found on Clifton beach

An unidentified male body washed up on Clifton’s First beach during the late afternoon of December 17, 2019. The incident is shrouded in mystery as no missing people or drownings have been reported close to the time of discovery. Law Enforcement and SAPS are on the scene. The man is[…]

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Shark spotters in action at Fish Hoek Beach

Following a shark warning issued on Friday last week at Fish Hoek Beach, visitors were advised not to enter the waters and one local managed to capture a video of shark spotters in action, keeping locals and visitors safe. Shark Spotters usually deploy nets at beaches notorious for shark activity[…]

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How to ensure your child’s safety at the beach

In the past week, five children have died in water across the Cape. This has become a source of concern for authorities, and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has released a list of safety measures for parents to follow to ensure children have fun at the beach, and remain[…]

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