Surfer’s Corner (Muizenberg) is always jam-packed on 01 Jan, busiest day of the year by miles for this lovely stretch of golden sand and lovely warm water (ook Tweede Nuwe Jaar – 02 Jan). North-West wind means offshore so super-flat water.
Further south, black shark flags flying at Glencairn beach. Spotters sit high on the hills with binoculars. If the water or light makes it too hard to spot sharks, the black flags fly. Green means no sharks spotted. If they see a shark, the spotter radios the lifeguards on the beach who raise the white flag and clear the water.