Nurdle Information

What you can do to help
Nurdle Drop Off Points

These are the organisations and businesses that have offered to act as nurdle drop-off points:

KZN South Coast:
  • Outspan Inn, Port St Johns
  • Offshore Africa, Port St Johns
  • M&R Mechanical Workshop, Southport
  • Buccaneers, St Michaels
  • Aliwal Dive Centre, Umkomaas
  • Durban Undersea Club, Vetch’s Beach
  • uShaka Marine World – ticket office
  • Afro’s Chicken, South Beach
  • Circus Circus, North Beach
  • Lifeguards, Wedge Beach
  • California Dreaming restaurant, Central Beach
KZN North Coast:
  • Umhlanga Rocks Surf Lifesaving Club, Umhlanga
  • Tsogo Sun Cabana Beach Resort, Umhlanga – towel kiosk
  • Zinkwazi Skiboat Club, Zinkwazi
  • Umlalazi Nature Reserve entrance gate, Mtunzini
Eastern Cape:
  • East London Aquarium, East London
  • Bayworld, Port Elizabeth
Western Cape:
  • Cyber South, Dana Bay
  • Die Ou Pastorie, Grootbrak 
  • Koffie Stories, Gourits 
  • Lavender Social Cafe, Stillbaai
  • Shark Lab Aquarium,  Mossel Bay
  • South African Shark Conservancy, Hermanus
  • Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town
  • Nature’s Valley Trust, Natures Valley
  • Plettenberg Bay Tourism
  • Boggomsbaai beach kiosk, Boggomsbaai
  • Springerbaai front gate, Springerbaai
  • Kanon beach car park or Kanon village gate, Kanon beach
Data Collection

Our scientists need your help to track nurdle distribution.

Please report nurdle sightings on the CoastKZN website below. 

Kindly include as much of the following information as possible:

  • Name of the beach/estuary
  • Date
  • Time
  • GPS reference (or closest location/ description)
  • Photos showing density (many or few) nurdles.
  • Any cleanup information to date.
  • It is also useful to report locations where there are no nurdles.

This information will assist with tracking nurdle movement and coverage.

The CoastKZN portal is managed by the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) and is an initiative in collaboration with the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA).

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