Scores of naturists came out during the weekend and bared it all as they celebrated the official nudist-friendly spot — which is also the first on the continent, East Coast Radio reported.
The KZN Naturist Association’s Serge Pavlovic said not only nudists turned up at the event.
“We had one gentleman who drove all the way from Port Edward just because the Mpenjati beach was declared a nudist beach and he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. So members of the public were there, naturists, locals, people from Cape Town, the Free State, Newcastle and Gauteng to give us the turn-out we expected,” the association said.
Permission was granted for a nudist beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast in October last year. This followed an application by the SA National Naturists Association (Sanna) and the KwaZulu-Natal Naturists Association.
The associations argued a nudist-friendly beach would benefit South Africa’s economy and boost property values in the area.
Twitter reaction following the opening of the beach:
Send us your naturist pics from Sandy Bay, Umhlanga or Mpenjati, we could post them on this twitter page, also from any other beach
— Naturist Cape Town (@nudebeachCape) April 6, 2015
I have not seen young, youthful nudists in that beach #MpenjatiBeach. Is naturism a thing for the elderly?
— Thobile Nxumalo (@ThobileNxumalo) April 6, 2015
I went to Mpenjati Beach, SA's first official nudist beach. Thought I saw a whale stranded on the beach. Turns out it was just Noleen.
— AbortedNews (@AbortedNews) April 6, 2015
Mpenjati Beach, which lies on the
Indian Ocean, received local govt approval last year to become the continent’s first official nudist venue
— ❄SKHUMBA❄ (@__GoldenAura) April 6, 2015
@florenceletoaba Ooh good news. Be careful of the #nudebeach incae you are in KZN haha
— Cliff Ledisha~Shiko (@CliffClifford75) April 6, 2015