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Paradise Beach drop-off zone reopens

October 29, 2021

RECYCLABLES . . . garden refuse and household refuse – all at one drop-off zone.

The Paradise Beach Drop-Off Zone and Recycling Station in Johan Muller Boulevard reopened to the public earlier this month – after it closed down more than eight years ago.

“The drop-off zone consists of a ramp and three skip bins in which refuse will be stored,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks.

“Only domestic garden waste and general domestic waste can be disposed of at the site, which will then be transported by the municipality to the Humansdorp Landfill Site.”

Add to that a recycling station by Xtreme Recyclers – boasting separate bins for paper, plastic, glass, tin, and cardboard.

“We would like to request that all recyclables be separated into bags for each type before drop-off,” said Hendricks.

All building rubble and garden refuse from garden service providers must be taken directly to the Humansdorp Landfill Site.

A gate controller will be stationed at the site for security control and to assist residents.

Hendricks said the reopening of the Paradise Beach Drop-Off Zone and Recycling Station was a continuation of the Keep Kouga Clean initiative, launched by late Mayor Elza van Lingen in September 2017.

“The initiative has been growing from strength to strength over the last four years, said Hendricks. “It forms a crucial part of the municipality’s identity and character, as well as its residents and how clean our environment is.

“It is important to conserve the environment – not only for us, but for generations to come.”

The operating hours are from 08:00 to 16:00 on a Monday to Thursday and from 08:00 to 15:00 on a Friday. On a Saturday and Sunday residents can dispose of their refuse and recyclables from 08:00 to 13:00.

For more information, contact 042 291 0250.


The Paradise Beach Drop-Off Zone and Recycling Station in Johan Muller Boulevard reopened to the public earlier this month. Kouga Environmental and Waste Management Manager, Christa Venter, Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor, Daniel Benson, Paradise Beach resident, Lorraine Maree, Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, and Kouga Community Services Director, Nomvula Machelesi, were
at the official opening of the site.

No power for Aston Bay and Paradise Beach

December 15, 2019

A transformer at the Apiesdraai substation exploded at about 2pm this afternoon, interrupting the power supply to Aston Bay and Paradise Beach.

The cause of the explosion is unknown at this stage.

A standby transformer is being sourced and will be installed as soon as it arrives.

Due to the extent of the repair work required, the affected areas could be without power for up to three days.

The power supply to the Marina Martinique and Pellsrus will also go off from time to time over this period in order for repair work to be done.

“We deeply regret the situation and will keep those affected abreast of progress,” said DA Councillor Brenton Williams.

Breaching of the Seekoei River mouth begins

May 14, 2019

The breaching of the Seekoei estuary mouth at Paradise Beach got under way yesterday morning in Jeffreys Bay.

It is expected that it will take at least three weeks to remove enough sand for the estuary mouth to be opened, with a 50m x 500m trench set to be excavated.

The excavation site, as well as a section of the parking area, have been cordoned off.

We ask that people please remain outside these demarcated areas for safety reasons,” said Brenton Williams, the DA Councillor for Aston Bay.

The Seekoei River is suffering from a lack of base flow into the estuary with up to 26 legal dams in the catchment area and many illegal dams preventing the flow of fresh water.

This causes a high salinity level in the estuary and residents have reported numerous big fish dying off in the estuary that borders both Aston Bay and Paradise Beach.

The reason for the breach is to create a flow of sea water into the Seekoei River estuary to assist in reducing the salinity level.

Paradise Beach causeway closed!!

June 28, 2013

The Kouga Municipality has announced that the Paradise Beach causeway over the Seekoei River is CLOSED to both vehicles and pedestrians.

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The causeway has been under repair for the past few months. One of the culverts that is still to be repaired, collapsed last night, leaving a hole in the causeway.

“The contractor doing the repairs is not on site at the moment because the high water levels are preventing them from working” said Laura-Leigh Randall from the Kouga Municipality in Jeffreys Bay.

“We cannot at this stage predict when the contractor will return to work, as the delay is the result of forces beyond their/our control” added Randall.

The causeway links Paradise Beach to Jeffreys Bay and was severely damaged during flooding last year.