There was a hive of activity on KwaZulu-Natal’s coastline on Sunday as beaches across the province re-opened after closing on Christmas and Boxing Day.
Amid the sweltering heat, bathers took advantage of the re-opening of the beaches.
Hundreds of beach-goers were swimming under the strict watch of the lifeguards on site.
Beaches will close again from December 31 until January 3.
In the video below, Holidaymakers flock to Durban beaches after a two-day closure:
Lifesaving SA Watersmart co-ordinator Deon Woodley says bathers are becoming more aware of social distancing and wearing a mask in public.
“There were no major incidents, so the beaches were fairly busy, people are starting to follow guidelines. But a lot of individuals are not doing so, and it would be nice if they would comply. We had a South Westerly blowing the whole day on Sunday. So, the surf conditions would be relatively flat and quite good for bathing with no blue bottles like we had … so it should be quite good,” explains Woodley.
In the video below, bathers are out and about at Durban’s beaches: