The City of Cape Town has re-opened beaches between Muizenberg and Monwabisi to the public, after it was closed yesterday due to increased shark activity.
The carcass of a Southern Right Whale on Capricorn Beach had attracted the sharks. The 30 metre whale has since been removed.
Disaster Risk Management spokesperson, Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says: “Capricorn beach remains closed for the next few days until the whale blood and oil has dispersed sufficiently. Water users in False Bay are advised to exercise extreme caution as the potential for increased shark activity in the area still remains. Spotting conditions are appalling at the moment, and the wind is only going to get stronger at the latter part of the day.”
A high shark caution remains in place, and red flags will remain flying at Shark Spotter beaches for the duration of the day, added Johannes.