Frequently asked Questions
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Yes, a permit is required to launch a boat from the coastal zone area.
Applications can be made at the Beach Office of the Municipality: 041 506 1747
No licence is needed to fish in fresh water. Licences for fishing in the ocean can be obtained at any Post Office
1. Plants - Permits for owning and/or transporting (i.e. cycads)
2. Animal - Permits for owning and/or transporting (i.e. reptiles)
3. Game farms - Transport of game and certificates of adequate enclosures for game farms
4. Nurseries
The Contact details are as follows: Switchboard: 041 508 5803 or Mr Mike Eksteen: 041 508 5825 or or
In the case of harvesting plants from construction and/or development sites on erven owned by the Municipality, permission (in the form of a letter) has to be obtained from the Municipality first.
The letter will then be taken to DEDEA (the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs & Tourism) in order to obtain a permit. The letter can be obtained from (depending on the area in which the erf is situated): Settlers Park Nature Reserve:  041 506 1799 or Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve:  041 956 0155
The municipal nursery does not sell plants to the public

Click here to view the requirements for a business license and certificate of acceptability application.

Download and fill out the application  form

Once you have filled out the form, please email it to

Licences for Sundays River and Swartkops River are the responsibility of the Environmental Management Sub-Directorate and can be obtained at the following places: 

1.Swartkops River:  Rod Club:  041 466 1690 or Sundays River:  
2. At the security boom at Pearsons Park Caravan Park
3. All other boat licences or seaworthy certificates will be issued by the SA Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA),


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