from FUTHI MBHELE in Durban
KwaZulu Natal Bureau
DURBAN, (CAJ News) – NOVEMBER is set to be a significant month in the tourism sector in the Umhlanga region.
The Umhlanga Whalebone Pier is set to be reopened to the public after renovations, while the Main Beach ablutions are getting a makeover this month.
Local (Ward 35) councilor, Nicole Bollman, welcomed the developments.
She lauded the uMhlanga Ratepayers and Residents Association (URRA) for their support in the upgrade of the pier coming to fruition.
“The contractors are set to start work in November, transforming the Umhlanga Main Beach ablutions into a space that everyone can enjoy,” Bollman added.
“It’s been a journey filled with challenges, but the perseverance of the community and dedicated individuals has paid off.”
The renovations involved the use of Penetron, a cutting-edge chemical concrete additive that provides complete protection to the concrete structure.
With attention to detail, the mosaics and paintwork have been upgraded, and the pier’s illumination has been fully restored.
Jeannie Sarno, Umhlanga Tourism chairperson, earlier said the main reason for the refurbishment was to provide a range of enhancements that will ensure the pier’s longevity and enhance its beauty.
– CAJ News