Knysna is proudly flying the Blue Flag following the 2017/2018 awards in Jeffery's Bay last week.
Congrats to Ocean Odyssey Whale Watching and Eco trips for 3 Blue Flags for their boats Sousa, Dolphin II and Oyster Catcher; the Knysna Municipality for 2 Blue Flag beaches - Brenton-on Sea and Buffalo Bay; and Thesen Islands for two Blue Flag marinas.
South Africa was the first country outside Europe to be granted Blue Flag accreditation for its beaches and the programme has been locally managed by WESSA since 2001 in partnership with participating coastal municipalities.
Chairperson of Knysna & Partners, Elmay Bouwer said: “We are thrilled that Knysna is waving the Blue Flag from its harbours, boats and beaches! This is great news for us as a destination. Congratulations to Ocean Odyssey, Thesen Islands and Knysna Municipality. We are very proud of them for achieving international recognition and for meeting the standards of excellence required by this prestigious award.”