Africa's Coastal Beauties
Not many people think of crystal clear waters and soft white sand between their toes when planning their trip to Africa. But the continent boasts some of the best beaches in the world – and they aren’t just on the small paradisiacal islands dotted around the Indian Ocean.
South Africa’s Garden Route is home to the country’s best beaches. Mossel Bay has over 60 kilometres of long, sandy beaches just waiting for you to swim, surf, fish or do nothing at all. Plettenberg Bay, or Plett as the locals call it, has some of the best beaches in South Africa. Surfing and body boarding are also popular, with this coastline having some of the best waves in the country. Surfers looking for the best break should head to Jeffrey’s Bay which has the best right and surf break in the world.
Check out some of these amazing beaches on our Winelands & Garden Route Self-Drive
One country that isn’t on too many people’s to do lists is Mozambique but, the long Indian Ocean coastline considered some of the best in Africa, year-round sunshine, white sandy beaches, shimmering blue waters and abundant marine life make this the perfect place for beach goers. Here you’ll find pulsating surf breaks, well-preserved colourful coral reefs, remote archipelagos and dhow boats sailing through the waters. The combination of Portuguese and Mozambican culture and traditions make it one of Africa’s most unique countries.
Visit Mozambique on our Scenery, Safari & Sand
Madagascar doesn’t immediately spring to mind when you’re planning a beach holiday, and while the wildlife may be the country’s drawcard, the almost 3000 kilometres of coastline has some idyllic and remote beaches. From the coastal town of Ifaty on the mainland to the islands of Nosy Be, Ile Saint Marie, Nosy Komba and more, there are so many opportunities to swim, snorkel, surf and dive, search for humpback whales during their migration or just stroll along the beaches.
Discover the best of both worlds on our Handpicked Madagascar
Most travellers head to East Africa for the wildlife and game viewing but after spending your days traversing the national parks of Tanzania, why not end your safari with a beach break on the spice island of Zanzibar? Renowned for its numerous fantastic beaches dotted with resorts and small fishing villages, there’s something for everyone here; from beaches full of tourists and some with hallmarks of the islands eclectic past to some to quiet and remote you may be the only person there.
Head out on safari through Kenya and Tanzania before ending up on the spice island of Zanzibar on our top selling Handpicked Kenya & Tanzania
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