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

Clifton Beach in Cape Town is the # 1 in South Africa


Western Cape

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.

    In my 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 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 scenic route.


Camps Bay Beach in Cape Town South Africa

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 distance away.

 

South African Beaches

Wilderness Beach on the famous Garden Route of South Africa

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 A Paradise for Kite Surfing and Wind Surfing

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

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

Ballito Beach one of the best South African Beaches

KwaZulu-Natal

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 among others.


For more information visit South African Tourism Website


The glorious beaches of Durban SA in the Indian Ocean

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

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.



images credits for south african beaches

wilderness    admiral hooty
ballito    entrophy
clifton    warren rohner
camp bay    warrickball
llandudno    zaian

all courtesy of wikimedia commons




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