On the Sea Point Promenade, Cape Town residents were out in force, revelling in being permitted to walk, cycle and run between 6am and 9am, within a 5km radius of your house – as long as you wear a mask, practice social distancing and do not do so in organised groups.

This was reportedly also the case on the Strand and Durban beachfronts as well as along the Garden Route in the Western Cape, where residents in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay took full advantage after largely being confined to their homes for five weeks.

Concern was expressed that physical distancing was not being adhered to on the Sea Point Promenade, with a Twitter user, commenting on the mass of bodies making the most of the sunshine, saying: "All it takes is for someone to brush your arm."