Issued by George Municipality – 17 December 2021 at 10h30
Gwaiing Beach is open for SWIMMING again from today, 17 December 2021 as confirmed by Chief Fire Officer and Emergency Services for George, Neels Barnard.
The beach had to be closed for swimming on Tuesday, 7 December 2021 due to large pieces of debris and logs in the river mouth after heavy rainfall the previous day as well as dangerous sea conditions. Water conditions have improved and are monitored closely by lifeguards and officials.
Lifeguards are on duty at Gwaiing beach and at all other swimming beaches in the George municipal area daily from 7 am to 7 pm until the end of the school holidays in January 2022. This includes weekends and public holidays. Public swimming pools in Conville and Uniondale remain closed as a Covid-19 precaution.
PLEASE SWIM BETWEEN THE FLAGS AT BEACHES AND OBEY LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTIONS.