The Blue Flag programme does not support the removal of kelp from beaches, a requirement is that the beach must be kept as natural as possible.
Whether we like the look or smell of it or not, kelp plays a vital role in the beach eco-system. Kelp forms a natural protective buffer for our coastal dunes and without it, they would be exposed to greater rates of erosion from storms and high seas.
Cape Town was historically home to the eland, but they have been missing from the Cape Flats for over 200 years.
The City of Cape Town, in partnership with the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET), officially released five eland into the False Bay Nature Reserve – after an absence of more than 200 years