Dogs weren't allowed on the beachfront over the festive season.

South Africa - Beach access for dogs lifted in Durban

EThekwini Municipality has assured dog owners that once the festive season is over, dogs will be allowed onto Vetch’s beach again.

ETHEKWINI Municipality has assured dog owners that the beachfront near the new promenade extension will once again be open to dogs from 15 January.

This comes after a slew of complaints were posted on social media sites over the holiday season when, in December, the city prohibited dogs from using the beach at Vetch’s.

One of the many pet owners who was turned away from the beach with her dog Tokyo was Morningside resident Traci Oosthuizen. She said she visited the beach with her dog and son Ryder once a week, and was shocked to discover the beach had been closed to dogs.

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