- Posted September 5, 2012 by
Swimming, surfing and shark season in South Africa
Spring has hit South Africa and as the weather warms up, locals and tourists alike are flocking to the shores for a good time full of surfing and swimming. On the tip of Africa, the gorgeous City of Cape Town attracts thousands of visitors thanks to its gourmet restaurants, bustling nightlife, picturesque landscapes, luxury hotels http://www.south-african-hotels.com/region/cape-town-hotels/hotels and off course the white sandy beaches.
Unfortunately the summer season is also the time the Great White Sharks like to hit the oceans of the Cape. Although these massive predators of the Ocean are present in the Cape seas all year round, an influx in Shark sightings during the summer season has been consistent over the years.
This week the City of Cape Town warned beach goers, surfers, kayakers and surf-skiers to be cautious, particularly in the Glencairn and Sunnycove areas. Swimmers were also warned to steer clear of the high risk area off Jaegers Walk in Fish Hoek while surfers along Muizenberg were asked to be on the look out and pay attention to the warning flags on the beach.
Although the beaches and waters of the Cape Town coastline are part and parcel of summer living in South Africa, the fear of these majestic, underwater beasts rumbles under the surface of all that live here. The ocean is their home and humans have to respect that when venturing into the sea this summer.
This guest article has been contributed by the South African Tourism Company.
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