Southern Africa’s contrasting beaches stretch for miles along the rugged desert coastline of Namibia’s west coast, to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean which lap the shores of the east coast of South Africa and Mozambique. If you are looking for the ultimate holiday of pure relaxation and fun in the sun, look no further than a beach holiday in Southern Africa.
In Cape Town, Muizenberg is known as one of the best places to learn to surf, with soft white sandy beaches and a gentle shore break making it ideal for children. Larger waves out on the backline are suited to more experienced surfers.
Clifton has the most protected set of beaches on the Cape Peninsula’s Atlantic seaboard, ideal for sun bathing both in summer and winter. Camps Bay is one of Cape Town’s most picturesque and popular beaches, lying between the stunning Twelve Apostles Mountains, white sandy beaches fringed with palm trees, restaurants and cafes, and the vast Atlantic Ocean.
Cape Town’s Bloubergstrand has magnificent views across Table Bay, pristine white sands, ideal surfing conditions and numerous restaurants and bars.
Plettenberg Bay lies along the breathtaking Garden Route and offers wonderful family relaxation along its stretches of sandy beaches at the foot of the Tsistikamma Mountain Range, safe bathing in the warm Indian Ocean, gentle trails in the Robberg Nature Reserve and plenty of fun in the sun.
Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape is South Africa’s surf mecca, with massive swells attracting local and international surfers all year round. The beach town proudly hosts surf festivals and annual International Surfing Competitions.
Umhlanga Beach on the warm Indian Ocean of Kwa Zulu Natal attracts local and international holiday makers to its gorgeous golden sands, nightlife and shopping. Ballito Bay on the Hibiscus coastline is another popular surfer’s paradise on the Indian Ocean.
For superb diving, deep sea fishing, dhow sailing and cruising, the vast non-commercialized coastline of Mozambique offers stunning beach and island locations, starting with Inhambane in the south and heading further north up the coastline to Villancoulos and Pemba. The Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelago off the Mozambique coastline is where you will find clear aquamarine waters and extensive coral reefs brimming with bright tropical fish, dolphins and whales, along the sandy white shores bordering the warm Indian Ocean.
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MANNABAY LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL 1 1 1 Location:You can’t get much closer to Table Mountain than this… A truly extraordinary luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Cape Town, MannaBay is a gateway to the table-topped landmark and its natural mystique. Quite literally. A gate leads directly from MannaBay’s grounds to the Table Mountain National […]
THE PLETTENBERG HOTEL 1 1 1 Location:The Plettenberg is situated on a rocky headland in Africa’s most spectacular beach towns. With views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach. The Plettenberg’s location is in a league of its own. Distance to Airport: 100km (90 minutes) – George Airport Facilities:Pool, Wellness spa, Boutique, SeaFood […]
NO. 5 BOUTIQUE ART HOTEL 1 1 1 Location:The exclusive No5 Boutique Art Hotel, situated in Port Elizabeth on the Southeast coast of South Africa, sets a new standard in discreet and elegant boutique accommodation. Nestled in the affluent beachfront suburb of Summerstrand, No5 Boutique Art Hotel is less within 100 meters of the rolling […]
THE MARINE HOTEL 1 1 1 Location:The Marine, Hermanus, perched on top of the cliffs of Walker Bay and overlooks South Africa’s most pristine whale sanctuary, offering guests the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world Distance to Airport: 105 km (1.5 Hours) – Cape Town International Airport Facilities:Solar-heated saltwater […]
THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL 1 1 1 Location:Perfectly situated on the ocean’s edge, a brief 5 minutes’ walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, The Oyster Box is conveniently located for quick and easy access to Durban City Centre, King Shaka International Airport and numerous stylish shopping centres…yet has a feeling of classical charm and elegance like […]
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