Beach & Island Holidays in Africa
Africa holidays vacations are more than just safari tours. Africa is one big island continent bordered by Indian ocean to the east and the Atlantic to the west and the Meditteranean sea to the north. With these vast water fronts, africa is surely destined to be the best beach holidays gateway you can think of. Take for instance its tropical exotic islands like Madagascar and seychelles… think… its just exotic white sand, palm trees, traditional dhows sailing across and possibly fishing boats docked in a long queue. Beach holidays in Africa are great gateways for honeymoons, family holidays, diving and snorkeling adventures besides their long history and cultures.
Beach holidays in South Africa
South Africa beaches are one of the famous beach holiday destinations particularly from cape town. You’ll find roadside palm fringed beach resorts with sparkling turquoise waters, charming hotels and retreats that will give you the relaxation and peace you are searching for.
Popular cape town beach resorts include Camps Bay Retreat nested in a remote location near Glen beach and clifton. South cross beach house overlook another beach holiday resort called Pletternberg set on the route to Garden Route. all beach retreats and hotels offer realx swimming pools, diving, whale watching from Long beach, fising and sea kayaking.
Mozambique beach holidays
Mozambique Island – was proclaimed a World Heritage Site in 1991 and it lies four kms off the coast of Mozambique. For hundreds of years it was a major trading port. The island was completely fortified by the Portuguese and it is a fascinating town of huge architectural appeal, with strong Arabic and Indian influences. Beach holidays in Mozambique will include remote trips to palm fringed beaches, unbeatable diving and snorkelling in the exotic coral reefs, visits to different marine parks like Gorongosa, Niassa reserve and also Ibo island visits.
Ibo is the main one of 31 lovely islands in the Quirimbas Archipelago. Ibho was once a major trading post for slaves and ivory and was an important town during the Portuguese rule. The remains of three forts, a cathedral and numerous palatial homes are wosrth seeing. The waters off the coast are home to coral reefs, sea turtles, colorful tropical fish, dolphin, whales and the rare dugong.
You don’t have to worry about Mozambique beach holiday accommodation with options available from Banguerra luxury beach resort, Quirimbas, gorongosa tented safari camp and other self catering facilities.
East Africa Beach Holidays
The coast of east Africa and its neighboring is another popular Africa beach holiday destination from Zanzibar, Pemba, Seychelles and Mauritius islands. East African beach holidays, particularly Tanzania beach holidays in Pemba and Mafia re relatively inexpensive with a wide variety of beach lodges, holidays and resorts that offer all kind of accommodation.
Pemba located further to the north of the Tanzania coast, in the province of Cabo Delgado, was once known as Porto Amelia. Though the name may have changed, the unspoilt natural beauty of this coastal town has remained unchanged over the years.
Local tradition says that if all the ships in the world anchored within Pemba’s 13,000 hectares of land-locked water there would still be room for more ships. Looking down from the town over rolling hills, a mix of modern buildings and wooden huts set amongst thick forests of baobab trees, the view of this beautiful blue bay is not easily forgotten.
The most popular destination here is Zanzibar with stretches of Palm Beach resorts, turquoise waters, beautiful coral gardens and marine parks that attract many international divers. popular pastimes include diving on the coral reefs and boat trips, dhow trips and cruise rides, wind surfing, kite surfing, swimming and many other water sports and adventures.
Seychelles and Mauritius islands are more popular with Beach Honeymoon holidays. The ambiance of both these islands is romantic, relaxing and sets the right mood for honeymoons for newly weds and lovers. Find some of the most amazing specials and offers from Mahe islands retreats like Anse beachcomber, Forbans Chalets, Praslin islands has Lemuria resort beaches to enjoy and Hotel Archipel plus other interesting holiday and island resorts.
Consider booking your beach holiday and honeymoon packages from any travel and tour operators and from online Africa travel websites that will help you choose on the best Beach holiday destinations and the right beach accommodation that fits into your budget.