A Cape Town clergyman said on Monday plans by a British company to open a nudist resort in the Western Cape should not only be viewed in a negative light.
British-based Vigla Natura Enterprise's plans are afoot to run a nudist establishment near Stellenbosch.
It is hoped the upmarket resort will be up and running by January next year.
Three churches in Stellenbosch contacted by Eyewitness News declined to comment on the matter.
However, Reverend Laurie Gaum said the matter should be viewed differently.
"If this is about naturalness and is about people really embracing their body's uniqueness, it should be seen in a positive light. This thing of nudism is often confused with a sexual act."