Thousands of people are expected to flock to beaches in Cape Town on Wednesday, as temperatures are expected to peak at 34 degrees Celsius.
The Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre on Tuesday urged beach-goers to be responsible.
Beaches throughout the Western Cape were filled to capacity yesterday, as many soaked up the sun and enjoyed Christmas by the seaside.
The centre's spokesperson, Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, said law enforcement authorities would be on high alert.
“The City of Cape Town will not tolerate anyone who misbehaves. We've already confiscated over 2000 bottles of liquor off our beaches, which is a major problem because when people are under the influence of alcohol, they are putting their lives and those of other people in danger.”
Solomons-Johannes said security services would be deployed from in the morning to late at night.
"We have appealed to bathers to exercise caution and to adhere to the instructions given by our law enforcement authorities.”