Jeffreys Bay
Attempted robbery at JBay Caravan Park

Brazen thugs attempted to rob campers at the Jeffreys Bay Caravan Park in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to The Herald campers awoke around 3 am in the morning to discover intruders in their tent, one armed with a panga.

A fight broke out and the shouting woke up other campers who chased off the attackers.

Gert Knoetze, a regular long-term visitor to the Jeffreys Bay Caravan Park said there has been about seven incidents in the past few months.

The Kouga Municipality is aware of the problem and it taking measures to solve the issues.

These include hiring extra security guards over the festive season as well fixing a wall to prevent access through the bush on one side of the Park.

Jeffreys Bay is gearing up for a bumper holiday season with the Council being hard at work fixing potholes and cleaning the town up in anticipation of the influx of holidaymakers from all over South Africa.

Maintenance to the power lines will hopefully prevent a similar disaster to 2014, when Jeffreys Bay was without power for nearly three days due to a collapse of a power pylon.

Additional sewage and waste removal trucks have also been hired by the Kouga Council to cater for the increased demands upon its services.

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