It is new years and it is safe to assume every town is celebrating New Years. I have always known that on the first week of New Years, it is best to avoid the beachfront…actually, all beaches should be avoided. I am now on holiday in Durban, and I am shocked at how packed the main beaches are…I have never seen anything like this before!!

I worry that the beach is so packed…Children will go missing, people are going to be robbed or pick-pocketed or worse! Yoh…people really are on holiday today!! I still have to find a nice, not-so-intense beachfront and braai for the night 🙁 I took some photo’s as well as video of the beach fronts and surroundings (I will upload soon…could not upload due to none / poor data throughput from mobile network).

What I found quite shocking and funny at the same time was how these people were making their way to the beach front – they would move in big batches…I estimate like 200 people or so in each pack of people. They must have come via train, bus or taxi…or all of them!! Well I hope everyone stays safe today!! 😀

THE BEACHFRONT

These are images I took outside my window, at the hotel I was staying in:

1 January 2014! The Beach front is clearly over booked!! :)
1 January 2014! The Beach front is clearly over booked!! 🙂
Just a view of the swimming pool and the surrounding area
Just a view of the swimming pool and the surrounding area

THE SURROUNDING STREETS

The streets behind the hotel I was staying at was experiencing heavy inflow of people…but not as bad as the beach front…

Just the corner of the one street of people making their way to the beach
Just the corner of the one street of people making their way to the beach

What I do like is that there are sea guards on duty…they are on their boats cruising around the ocean, saving people from danger…I saw one save someone from drowning, so I was relieved. One thing is certain, everyone wants to enjoy their new year at the beach!! 😀

SHORT VIDEO CLIP

Here is a short video clip, that I recorded, of the beachfront at Durban…