South African Beaches
A Hidden Treasure
South African Beaches are hidden treasures along the
shoreline of more than 2,500 km. From places ideal for surfers to quiet coves
for romantic encounters; from active beaches with lots of life and
entertainment for couples to quiet beaches with warm waters for families with
small children, South Africa has them all.
We went to South Africa a few years ago and were witnesses
to the beauty of its beaches. We toured the Garden Route going east from Cape
Town to the exotic beaches of KwaZulu-Natal in the far east of this great land.
It is not an easy task to name the top 10 list of beaches. If you consider that
I omitted any beach, please let me know.
Clifton Beach in Cape Town is the # 1 in South Africa
Cape Town is actually located in a
Cape going from north to South, the west coast of this cape is full with
beautiful beaches, hotels and amazing residences.
- Clifton Beach
No other beach can compete with
this Beach outside of Cape Town in South Africa. It is world renowned among the
Rich and Famous and the meeting place of beautiful people coming from all over
the world. Its short distance from Cape Town makes it even more famous.
opinion Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world comparing
with San Francisco California.
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LLandudno Beach on the Western Cape South Africa
- Llandudno in the Western Cape
Located just 18 km from downtown
Cape Town this is the beach loved by sunset lovers that come here to watch the
sun setting don into the Atlantic Ocean.
From the other side the Twelve Apostle
Mountain Range offers an incredible landscape for the delight of locals and
visitors alike. The drive to this exotic named beach is also a breathtaking
Camps Bay Beach in Cape Town South Africa
- Camps Bay in the Western Cape
This beach is well known for its
nightlife a meeting place for all, the famous people but also the average
traveler. Here you may enjoy a day on the beach with idyllic white sands blue
waters and a strip of boardwalk.
Later dine in one of the magnificent
restaurants or cafes lining the beach or just go to Downtown Cape Town a short
South African Beaches
Wilderness Beach on the famous Garden Route of South Africa
Garden Route, Southern Cape
The Garden Route is a must for
every visitor to the southern region of this immense country. We tasted wines
of all kinds and toured some of the beaches of this cozy coast facing the south
where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean.
- Wilderness Beach
This is a very long beach which is
known for being a great whale watcher’s spot. It is an exotic beach with the
mystery and mystique of romance written all over.
- Grotto Beach
This is a white sand beach located
near the town of Hermanus on the road from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
Hermanus is the Whale Watching place most famous in South Africa and at the
same time a beautiful settlement.
Grotto beach is made of white dunes with many
beach facilities and activities. Don’t move from Grotto Beach because here
you’ll fined the best food in the area.
Dolphin Beach in South Africa for Kite Surfing and Wind Surfing
- Dolphin Beach
This beach is located on Jeffreys
Bay considered the surfing capital of South Africa. Its location only and hour
and a half from Cape Town makes it very accessible to all.
Here takes place the
annual Billabong Pro Surfing event and besides that, this beach is proud to be
designated a Blue Flag Beach among many others.
South African Beaches of Humewood in Porth Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth South Africa
Keep going east and you’ll reach
the important historical city of Port Elizabeth, from this town we went to our
Safari in the Shamwari Game Reserve and flew back for our return trip.
- Humewood Beach
ypical to this area of the
Eastern Cape, Humewood is a wide sandy beach with moderate surf ideal for
beginners in the field of surfing.
Being the country’s oldest Blue
Flag Beach it is frequented by families with small children looking for a quiet
and laid back atmosphere and calm waters for their little ones.
The Addo Elephant Park is close to
this beach, in case you want to use your afternoon after going to the beach for
a different experience for the kids.
Ballito Beach one of the best South African Beaches
This is known as KZN was previous
to 1994 the Province of Natal and the Homeland of Kwazulu, now united it made
up the Territory of KwaZulu-Natal. It is also called the Garden province and
has a long coast along the Indian Ocean facing east. It borders the countries
of Mozambique, Swaziland, and Lesotho. It main city is Durban South Africa.
- Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal
his traveler’s paradise is located
on the northern coast of KuaZulu-Natal. It offers great swimming beaches ideal
for a family vacation on its warm waters. It features many hotels for all kind
of budgets, needless to say that there are plenty of Seafood restaurants.
This beach is well prepared for
those seeking land and water sports of all kind, line Golf and Scuba Diving
For more information visit South African Tourism Website
The glorious beaches of Durban SA in the Indian Ocean
South African Beaches on the Indian Ocean
- Durban North Beach
This beach located on the north of
the city bearing its name features the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. It is a
must see beach for locals and foreigners.
The friendly nature of Durban and its
heritage of many races provide many things to do, as great restaurants of many
nationalities and a nice nightlife. After a day on its beach, the city of
Durban has a lot to offer.
Snorkeling on the beaches of Cape Vidal South Africa
- Cape Vidal
Cape Vidal is part of the complex
called St Lucia Westland Park designated as a UNESCO International Heritage Site.
This region is called Maputaland that stretches from Swaziland to the coast.
The area is called South Africa’s Tropical coast.
This is an off the beaten path
destination, that when discovered it will give you and you family the pleasure
of interacting with the beauty of it and the amazing creatures of the ocean. If
you like snorkeling, you got it… this is the place.
If you go to South Africa for a
Safari, I urge you to allocate a few days to spend at one of South African
Beaches and you’ll thank me for that.
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