“Punch on the nose” for the Great white now tested at Glencairn beach

A way of keeping sharks away from our False Bay coastline and making sure that all people enjoying our beautiful beaches and ocean can do so safely, while at the same time not harming or killing ANY marine life, including our incredible sharks, is like a dream come true for many people.

Now the KwaZulu Natal Sharks Board Maritime (KZNSB) are testing an innovative shark repellent technology on Glencairn beach that one day might make this happen. The technology uses the shark’s sensitivity to relatively weak electrical fields through the electro receivers on the shark’s head.

25_10_2008 Continue reading

Dr. Sylvia A. Earle – Keynote presentation at the Energy Innovation Summit – “No Blue, No Green”

Dr. Sylvia A. Earle – Explorer in Residence of the National Geographic Society and Founder, Mission Blue

Members of the Simon’s Town Coastal Forum had the privilege to attend Dr. Earle’s talks during her visit to South Africa last year.

Her messages, and her work with Mission Blue ( http://mission-blue.org/ ), are a constant inspiration to all who care for our oceans, and marine-life in general.

Continue reading

Film shoot at Long Beach, Simon’s Town: Thursday 14 Nov ’13

This notice serves to inform Simon’s Town residents that this week, on either Thursday 14th or Friday 15th November, the filming of part of the television series “SAF3”, will continue on Long Beach.

In this story the rescue team has to deal with an “Independence Day” fireworks demonstration that goes wrong. The barge on which the fireworks are based catches alight and the SAF3 team have to rush to their aide.

For this scene we have a barge on which we will stage the “fire”.

This will be surrounded and assisted by a flotilla of commercially qualified technical support team. Continue reading

The Annual Penguin Festival


The Annual Penguin Festival will be hosted at TMNP (Table Mountain National Park) Boulders Penguin Colony on 12 October 2013 (10h00 to 14h00).

The festival aims to raise awareness about our coastline and natural environment, in particular the Endangered African Penguin.

Endangered African Penguin

Endangered African Penguin

Continue reading

International Ocean Clean up Day GEESE

GEESE invites you to join the International Coastal Clean-up event on Saturday 21st September 2013 and help to clean Glencairn Vlei and the beach for a couple of hours.

GEESE will provide rubbish bags and braai tongs for waste picking. Full bags are taken to the Blue Waters drop off site, where Falsebay Recycling will recover suitable recyclable materials. Please bring water, gloves, hat and sunscreen (Spring will arrive at some point), and wear boots if you have them.

Meeting at 09.00 hrs outside the Viper Lounge on the Glencairn Strip.

After about 2 hours of waste picking (11.00 hrs), everybody will meet up again at the Viper Lounge for refreshments and to exchange experiences. We will promise fun and a great deal of satisfaction.

For more information, please contact Anne Fry on annefry@telkomsa.net or phone her on 021 782 3851 or 072 248 3862.