Durban beaches temporarily closed for sardine run


File: An intelligence-driven operation at the Durban harbour container terminal led to the recovery of R15-million worth of drugs.

DURBAN - Durban has temporarily closed its main beaches ahead of the arrival of the sardine run.

Authorities are urging beachgoers to stay away from the sea as shark nets have been removed.

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The barriers are taken out to prevent catching sharks, dolphins and Cape gannets, which follow the run.

The sardine run is a highlight of the season and attracts large numbers of tourists as well as fishermen.