Lonely Planet Writer

Swimming banned as shark nets go on some SA beaches

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence in South Africa has warned beach-goers to avoid swimming on a number of beaches as shark barriers have been removed to make way for the annual sardine run.

Brighton Beach near Durban, South Africa is closed for swimmers.
Brighton Beach near Durban, South Africa is closed for swimmers. Image by Paul Williams / CC BY-SA 2.0

The stretch effected runs from Brighton Beach to Port Edward, and includes the popular beaches of Margate and Shelly. Read more: news24.com