Swimming: Rip currents make sea bathing extremely dangerous. Use lagoon or preferably Beach 4 (Blue Flag status in peak season, lifeguards on duty). See swimming guidelines Tidetable on web Wind & waves.
Security: Thefts do occur. See guidelines Report suspicious activities to ADT patrol car on 083 2909085. Police 044 501 1900
Dogs: See notices displayed prominently in the village for where dogs may be off or on leash or where they are not permitted for environmental reasons. View Regulations.
Accommodation: For B&B and home rentals search on the internet
Baboons & monkeys: Do not leave fruit out; keep domestic waste indoors; lock up and shut windows if going out. See guidelines and regulations
Rubbish: Bins/bags out ONLY ON COLLECTION DAYS (minimises baboon problem); alternatively deposit bags at Waste Transfer Site in Forest Drive. See guidelines and regulations
Speed limit: 40kmh; please be aware of children and wildlife
Hiking: Campsite and Nature’s Valley Trust offices have trail maps (NB. Salt River coastal access is closed by rockfall)
Hiking and biking trails in Covie: See information and permit arrangements for this beautiful trail
River mouth: Opening by public strictly prohibited. See guidelines and regulations
Fireworks: Bitou Municipality and National park regulations forbid their use. See guidelines and regulations
Fires on the beach: Forbidden except at designated areas at the lagoon. See guidelines and regulations Duty Ranger on 072 917 4474
Noise and light pollution: Please minimize for wildlife and insects. See guidelines
Church services: See notice at church hall in St Georges Avenue
Sewage: Proof of pre-payment needed for municipal ‘honey sucker’ service. See details. Two days notice should be given.
Water: Limited supply from river; please use sparingly
Camping: No camping is allowed in the village area.
Municipal Services Customer Care Line: 0861248686