One of the best things that you can do during this season is to get yourself travel visa and head to SA for a vacation. And since this is the best time of the year (you might not believe it, but it is true), you have plenty of activities to during your stay. One of the things that you can and will probably, do is to head to the beach.
However, just like any other vacation places that you go to, you need to know some safety precautions when going down the beach. And in SA, it can be sometimes a nasty place. Here are some things that you need to watch out for while there.
Even in the beach, wild animals are still a perennial danger. One of the most notable here are shark attacks. Though these are actually rare, there is still a great danger from being attacked by sharks. Thus, it is best that you try staying near the nets. And in case you are exploring a relatively new beach, always go in the water with companions and get out quickly when you spot one in the area.
Aside from sharks, jellyfishes are also a common threat to swimmers. On thing to remember about them is that, though a jellyfish might look small at the surface of the water, their tentacles might actually trail them for several feet. Also, never pick up a dead jellyfish that is washed into the shore. Though this is already dead, the stinging cells in its tentacles are still active and can still get you stung.
You also need to remember some important reminders when in the beach. One is to stay within the boundery marked by flags. Also make sure that there are lifeguards in the area where you are shark attacks. You should also avoid swimming at night and with out any companions. And when you are in danger, always stay calm and raise your hand to signal assistance.