Southern Africa’s coastlines and offshore islands offer the ultimate castaway experience with soft white beaches, swaying palms and clear blue waters.
Still not sure about what to do or where to stay?
Beaches and islands in Southern Africa are varied, each offering something unique while remaining distinctly African.
Our team of expert consultants can assist you in choosing the perfect destination for your quintessential beach holiday experience.
Dive into a palette of glittering turquoise waters, golden sunsets and endless stretches of white sand on a beautiful beach holiday.
MOZAMBIQUE is a paradise, boasting miles of deserted beaches lending themselves to a wealth of water and land-based activities. The lagoons and tides give life to the mangrove forests, which are popular with East African birds as well as bush babies, mongoose and monkeys. The hard and soft coral reefs just off the coast are home to many species of small fish and dolphins and offer a host of easy as well as more challenging diving spots.
THE WILD COAST in the Eastern Cape provides unspoiled natural beauty. Comprising of about 300 kilometres of coastline between East London and Port Edward, the name Wild Coast complements the area’s scenery of untamed splendour and cliffs, which in two places feed waterfalls directly into the ocean.
The glamorous city beaches of CAPE TOWN give you a wide choice of long, family-friendly beaches, white sands and fascinating water-based activities such as shark-cage diving, seal snorkeling and kayaking with dolphins or penguins.
The semi-tropical warm waters of KWA-ZULU NATAL lend themselves perfectly to lazy beach days, frolicking in the waves, and a fun-filled beach holiday for the whole family.
6 Day Coral Lodge Beach Escape
Coral Lodge is a unique beach retreat situated within the untouched Varanda reserve in Northern Mozambique. The lodge lies only a short distance from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilha de Moçambique. This exclusive beach retreat, comprising only ten villas, has been tastefully designed combining the latest in luxury and comfort.
8 Day Quirimbas Islands
A dual island escape… Enjoy tranquillity, mystery, magic, culture and beauty on Ibo Island, one of the oldest and most romantic settlements in Africa. Nearby is Azura Quilalea, a hidden jewel, a private, wholly uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the crystal clear waters of a marine sanctuary. Both Ibo and Azura Islands provide a haven of marine activities and unique unforgettable pleasure to all marine lovers.
6 Day Medjumbe Island
Discover breathtaking serenity, far removed from worldly cares, where total tranquility is assured at an adults-only hideaway that is perfect for romance, special celebrations, a dream honeymoon or unforgettable anniversary. Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort is an intimate utopia, stretching just one kilometre long, 300 metres wide and boasting pristine powdery beaches and superb dive sites.
11 Day Kruger Safari & Mozambique Beach Combo
Lowveld, Kruger National Park & Inhambane
Discover the beautiful Panorama Route and enjoy the best of both worlds… a Big 5 safari in the renowned Kruger National Park and a beach holiday on the Indian Ocean.
8 Day Luxury KZN Safari & Mozambique
Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve & Ponta Mamoli
A luxurious bush and beach combination. Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve offers an authentically South African wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture.
8 Day Machangulo Indian Ocean Family Getaway
Experience the best of the Cape region on this 14-day self-drive highlights tour. Includes Cape Town, the Garden Route and some beach and bush.
8 Day Garden Route Beach Break
Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay & St Francis Bay
Enjoy three different beach spots on the scenic Garden Route. Wilderness is renowned for its vast stretches of beach and its tranquil beauty, surrounded by nature reserves, rivers and lakes. Plettenberg Bay is a picturesque, charming town with endless beaches, tranquil lagoons, clean rivers, indigenous forests and a dramatic rocky peninsula. St Francis Bay is a picturesque holiday village known for its excellent surfing and beaches.
14 Day Kwa Zulu Natal Adventure
Kosi Bay, Maputaland Marine Protected Area, Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal Battlefields & Durban
A Kwa Zulu Natal adventure - canoeing and boat excursions on the Kosi Lakes, part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, forest walks, 4x4 trips, scuba diving and snorkelling in the best locations in South Africa, turtle tracking, beach dining as well as game drives and game walks in the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park.
7 Day Rovos Rail To Durban & Oyster Box
Pretoria & Umhlanga
The three-day train safari between Pretoria and Durban departs during the summer months and includes game drives, a battlefields tour with a world-class historian and a look at unusual African ceramics. Visit the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands before travelling via the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Durban. Enjoy a few days at the beautiful Oyster Box Hotel for some beach relaxation.