If your holidays are destined to South Africa’s beaches, then brace yourself for excitement and fun filled adventure. South Africa boasts some of the finest tropical beaches in the world from the beautiful family beaches of Cape Town to remote secluded beaches of the Eastern Coast.
There’s so much to see and do along the over 300km south African beach front including horse riding, sun bathing, swimming, boarding, windsurfing, high speed boating, coastal hikes and so much more you can imagine.
Cape Town South Africa beaches
Cape Town is a leading tourist destination in south Africa, first for its awesome beaches and then its secluded South African Safari destinations. It has some of the finest beaches in Africa stretching from the Eastern Cape and several crowded by holiday makers from the Western Cape Peninsula.
The long white sand b aches on the Western Cape are found at camps bay and Garden route. Sunsets at camps bay are spectacular and offers splendid views of Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles at St.Tropez. There are several South African Beach hotels and accommodations options within a few kilometers of the different beaches on Camps Bay
Clifton Beach from Western Cape is renowned for its film production settings and is this favorite South African beach for international celebrities and movie makers. The facilities around Clifton are quite expensive but you’ll still find a few people of South African Origin. Bloubergstrand has a very iconic beach Blouberg beach with dramatic views of Robben Island and the Table Mountains from over the horizon. Boulders Beach is renowned for the vast colonies of African Penguins and its huge granite boulders that queue along the beaches.
Hermanus is a popular beach for the annual whale festival that brigns these water giants to sight in spring. It is actually ranked one of the best places to watch the whales in the world.
Grotto Beach has won international recognition for its pristine condition and excellent facilities while Muizenberg is best for swimming thanks to its warm waters.
Talk of Garden Route from Western Cape and the mind will draw to the beautiful scenery, forest slopes and spectacular beaches. The beaches of Garden route are experienced on adventure coastal hikes and horse rides. Plettenberg Bay is home to two fantastic beaches of Robberg and Lookout that have long white sand beaches that turn golden when the Africa sun sets over the horizon. Other amazing beaches from Garden Route include wilderness and Nature’s Valley although it is almost deserted. You will find a bunch of fishermen at Nature’s Valley besides the playing otters.
From the eastern coast are incredible beaches of Port Elizabeth and East London where surfing is a fascination. The beaches here are intensely crowded with South Africa holidaymakers all through the year. There a variety of beach hotels from Port Elizabeth form the luxury five star to the budget South African Beach accommodation. Kings Beach is a favorite from Port Elizabeth, and Humewood Beach is a frequent Blue Flag winner. There’s also a nearby snake park and dolphins at play in the oceanarium.
The KwaZulu-Natal beachfront has great weather all through the year attracting several holiday makers and tourist to the beautiful beaches. Durban beaches are a blend of several cultures that harmoniously mingle to create a vibrant beach holiday for South Africa.
Cape Vidal, iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a leading tourist destination for Kwa Zulu Natal with a long stretch of palm fringed beach, rocky beach line and October brings in sight of Humpack whales for its visitors. The beaches of Umhlanga, north of Durban are popular with school holiday groups and are a great place for South African family beach holidays. There’s sea swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, rock pools and warm tidal pools.
South Beach from Durban marks the famous Golden Mile which is ideal for swimming and surfing. Ushaka Marine Park lies on the mile as the biggest marine theme park in the world attracting some renowned guests from all over the world. KwaZulu-Natal’s Hibiscus Coast, drawing crowds of youth on their summer holidays.