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Coastal Management : Global Challenges and Innovations

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Chapter 8

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South Africa has some of the finest beaches in the world, encompassing a pristine coastal stretch of Cape Vidal in KwaZulu-Natal to the Eastern Cape’s famous wild coast, from the penguin colony of Boulders beach to sun-drenched Camps Bay in the Western Cape. The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province of South Africa, also known as the “garden province,” is an extravagant and enticing destination flanked by the warm Indian Ocean on the east and soaring peaks to the west. The province stretches from Port Edward in the south to the borders of Swaziland and Mozambique to the north.