The Dolphin Coast has again proven itself one of the top coastal destinations in South Africa this festive season thanks to the hard work, planning and diligence of the KwaDukuza Municipality (KDM), SAPS, various private security companies and civil society organisations.
Accommodation was completely booked up to the first week of January, many restaurants reported a 30% increase in trade from last year, and events such as the Ballito Big Week were well attended.
The effective enforcement of by-laws and a consistent security presence allowed both residents, and visitors alike, to enjoy our beautiful beaches without worry. Advocating for the adequate enforcement of by-laws, particularly those regarding alcohol on our beaches, has long been a top priority for DOCRRA, and we are delighted that KDM are taking this seriously and collaborating with private sector and civil society partners.
We also wish to thank Siza Water for their swift action to repair a sewage fault that effected the Thompsons Bay beach so that the beach could be reopened without delay.
The consensus is that the tourism sector on the Dolphin Coast has recovered and is at pre-COVID levels.
DOCRRA will continue to encourage, collaborate and assist in any way with KDM, SAPS, the neighbourhood watches, and other partners to ensure that the standard of security this holiday season is upheld and improved upon.