BEACHES OF SOUTH AFRICA: FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA
South Africa has a lot of coast and along it are some of the best beaches in the whole of Africa. From the pristine sub-tropical coast of KwaZulu Natal to the dramatic and empty shores of the Eastern Cape, the beaches are mostly wild, empty and free.
There are plenty of activities to take part in along the coast if lying in the sun is not your thing. Wildlife spotting is easy, with colonies of penguins and seals making their homes here, as well as whale and dolphin spotting boat rides. And, of course, the waters off South Africa are famed as the habitat of Great White Sharks, and you can see them up close and personal on a shark cage dive.
Thankfully, an uninvited encounter with a Great White shark is a rarity and many of the popular beaches have nets to stop predators getting into the bathing areas. These include the beaches around Port Elizabeth, Durban and along the Garden Route.
South Africa's beaches are also a haven for water sports enthusiasts, and are a magnet for surfers. Scuba diving, paragliding and deep sea fishing are some of the other things that attract people here.
Below you can see the tours we offer that take in some of South Africa’s lovely golden beaches.