Helping conserve a unique habitat. Serving property owners.


  • Dogs play a special role in many families. However, if uncontrolled within the National Park they can seriously harm or frighten pedestrians (children and the aged being most vulnerable) as well as wildlife (birds and buck have been killed). They can also be a nuisance to beachgoers. The requests and regulations set out on this and the next page should therefore please be followed.

    • Please remove dog litter. Plastic bags have conveniently been placed in wooden holders at the entrances to the beach pathways.
    • Residents and visitors are asked to keep dogs from roaming outside their properties.
    • Be aware that baboons, illegal game snares and discarded fishing hooks and tackle can pose real dangers to pets.
    • Dogs are not allowed on the street or beach except on a leash.
    • No dogs are allowed in the sea or lagoon.
  • What regulations require*

    •  Dogs may be at the lagoon or on the beach only before 9:00 and after 16:00 and must be on a leash.
    • Dogs are not allowed in the National Park or  Contractual Park Areas. These include the front dune, lagoon frontage, Groot River flood plain and the beach to the East of the river mouth.

    *NB: Being surrounded by a national park, a number of SANParks regulations are applicable in addition to municipal by-laws.

Litter collection bags are available at the dune pathway entrances