Head of Disaster Management at the Garden Route District Municipality Gerhard Otto said in a statement afterwards that clean-up teams have already been deployed and are working to isolate the oil spill and clear beaches so they can be reopened in time for the coming holidays.
Otto said a task team has been deployed to establish the source of the pollution and to assist with effective clean-up efforts.
The following beaches will be closed till further noticed for public safety:
Glentana beach remains clear at this stage and plans to raise a blue flag tomorrow.
The public is urged to refrain from walking or swimming on the beaches listed above until they are declared safe.