Work on the rehabilitation to the slope near the braai area at Grotto East parking area has begun and will be completed by end of May if all goes according to plan.

The rehabilitation consists of repairing the damage done to the elevated parking area, that occurred during a storm in August 2012.

The repair and protection work of the eroded parking area could only commence after receiving the necessary authorisation.

This project has nothing to do with the parking area or the braai area at Grotto East.  Should residents have any recommendations or ideas regarding the existing braai facilities and parking area, they can do so via the ward committee.  That will be a project on its own and will not form part of this project.

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Construction of phase 1 of the Gansbaai Clinic expansion and general upgrade has been completed.

According to the Western Cape Government Health Department in the Overberg District, phase 1 of this project included a new clinic extension wing with a link to the existing Gansbaai Clinic facility and the addition of an emergency treatment unit (EC), ambulance bay, infectious diseases unit, and medical waste and refuse facilities.

On Friday 9 April and Monday 12 April 2021, the clinic will be decanting to the new extension of the clinic in order for phase 2 of the project, the upgrade and refurbishment of the existing clinic facility, to commence. During the decanting process, limited services will be offered at the clinic and we ask that residents only visit the clinic in case of an emergency. 

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Rehabilitation work to the braai area at Grotto east, better known as Piet Se Bos, will commence next week.

The contractor will start with the rehabilitation project on Tuesday, 6 April 2021.

Work will include the removal of the post and rail fence before cutting ±2 meters away from the top and slope it down. 

A landscaping company has been appointed to stabilise the slope.


A total of 14 suspected crayfish poachers were arrested for being in possession of 613 whole West Coast Rock Lobsters, 2 630 tails, 1 022 heads between Rooiels and the Kleinmond Harbour on 29 and 30 March 2021. The seized crayfish is worth an estimated street value of R103 054.

One poaching rubber duck and three ski boats (thought to be worth over R300 000) were also seized and cases of fishing or possession of crayfish, without a permit, and fishing or possession of under size west coast rock lobster were opened.

All confiscated goods were booked in with the Kleinmond Police.

The arrests followed a joint operation between CapeNature, DEFF and Overstrand Municipality's task team and rapid response unit.

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An adult male baboon, known as Scarface, of the small Betty’s Bay baboon troop, was captured and fitted with a GPS collar on 25 March 2021. 

This will enable the Overstrand Municipality to track his movements and that of the troop which he represents.

The collaring of Scarface was successful and the Overstrand Municipality’s  Senior Environmental Manager, Liezl de Villiers, thanked the service provider who has been appointed to assist with baboon management in baboon affected areas, Human Wildlife Solutions (HWS), the Betty’s Bay Baboon Action Group (BBBAG), SANBI and the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, her team from the Environmental Management Section, as well as other partners who are working together to try and manage the baboons in that area.

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