Holiday season is upon us and it appears that Kouga is far from ready to welcome the tens of thousands of people who will be descending upon our coastal towns for their annual holiday.
In particular, the state of the public amenities in Kouga can only be described as shocking.
As one JBay local said, “I feel ashamed to be a resident with the state of our public toilets especially with the holidaymakers coming.”
The resident reported the chaotic condition of the Kabeljous toilets to the Municipality in August, but nothing has happened, despite the assurances of a senior manager within the KM, that he would attend to the problem.
According to the resident, a municipal employee is dropped off every morning to clean the toilets but this simply does not happen.
None of the toilets nor the showers are working at Kabeljous, which is a very popular destination for holidaymakers who braai next to the lagoon and enjoy the Kabeljous Beach.
The Kouga Municipality responded to the problems with the Kabeljous toilets with this statement” “Our beach section has visited the facilities and will be doing a site inspection with our technical team this week in order to make repairs asap.”
Visitors who will be using the Supertubes beach during the holiday period can rest assured that the toilets at the Point and at the Supertubes Park are in pristine condition.
These amenities are maintained by the Supertubes Surfing Foundation in a public-private partnership with the Kouga Municipality.