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Kwa-Zulu Natal to get its first naturist beach

North beach in Durban has not joined the nudist movement in KwaZulu-Natal.
North beach in Durban has not joined the naturist movement in KwaZulu-Natal. Image by flowcomm / CC BY 2.0

If you’re heading to the KwaZulu-Natal there is no longer a need to pack your swimming costume. This is because the Hibiscus Coast Municipality has approved an application for the province’s first naturist beach. The 500m stretch of sand lies between Trafalgar and Palm Beaches near Margate, and is called Mpenjati Beach. IOL reports that it will likely take a month or two to finalise the transition, which includes putting up signage to warn beachgoers that they are crossing into a naturist-friendly area. The chairman of the SA Naturist Association hopes they will be able to use the beach by World Naturist Day (14 December). Read more: news24.com