A metre stretch of beach that falls under the Mpenjati Nature Reserve at Trafalgar on the south coast, was given nude-beach status by the local municipality in late , officially opening the following Easter. Mpenjati beach is a small strip of the Trafalgar beach roughly kms south of Durban on the Hibiscus Coast. This is KwaZulu-Natal's first nudist beach and the only official nudist beach in the country The likes of Sandy Bay are unofficial nude beaches. The opening of the beach did not come without complications. Months of applications, appeals and public backlashes were the result of the municipality's decision, resulting in a near crisis as a Concerned Citizens Group argued against the go-ahead. There are certain rules that accompany the beach's status as a nudist beach. Now Sandy Bay wants official status. Please note, business details can change.
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Nudist beaches, which used to be something you associated with Europe, can now be found across the globe, as more and more shores have opened themselves up to folks who want to let it all hang out and avoid tan lines. You can see the full list here. Despite this, there are a few official nudist beaches.
Nude Beach: Unbeknown to many, South Africa has several nude beaches. Sure, some of them are more official than others. However, they all accept swimmers who get naked to enjoy the beach in nothing more than what nature has given them. If you are a passionate naturalist, or maybe you are thinking of trying it, the nude beaches to try are:. A meter stretch of beach located within the Mpenjati Nature Reserve in Trafalgar. It is on the south coast, which was assigned to the nudist beach by the local municipality in late , officially opening onwards to date. Mpenjati Nude beach in Africa is a small stretch of Trafalgar beach about km south of Durban, on the hibiscus coast. This is the first nude beach in KwaZulu-Natal and the only official nude beach in the country like Sandy Bay they are unofficial nude beaches. The opening of the Mpanjeti beach was not without complications. Which caused a close crisis while a group of interested citizens argued against the green light.
Is the fossil fuel recovery real, or a stepping stone to a fossil-free future? Johannesburg AFP - A hundred naturists converged Saturday on a beach in South Africa, which has become Africa's first official nudist beach, despite objections from some locals. A metre yard stretch of Mpenjati Beach, which lies on the Indian Ocean, received local government approval last year to become the continent's first official nudist venue. Pavlovic said earlier that planned activities during the Easter weekend would include volleyball and sack races. South Africa has been home to unofficial nude beaches for decades, such as Cape Town's famous Sandy Bay, but this was the first weekend of authorised naked beach sports and sunbathing. Last-minute objections by a local group secured a compromise from officials, who have designated the opening as a "trial run". The residents' group said in its appeal that naked sun-lovers would have a "negative effect on a society that is striving for wholesome lifestyles". It has though said that visitor facilities cannot be built as the beach is a marine protected area.