Best beaches in South Africa

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Are you considering a trip to South Africa this December? To cool off, unwind under the African sun and soak it all in. South Africa is known for having the best coastal areas and beaches.

Explore the best beaches in South Africa and have an unforgettable seaside experience.

1. Hole in the Wall, Eastern Cape

The Hole in the Wall is a unique rocky archway that was formed by an erosive power of waves crashing against sandstone and shale. It is one of the most iconic natural wonders of the Wild Coast of South Africa. The beach is surrounded by lush green areas where you can relax or have a picnic with your family.

The hills and mountains around the blue waters make the area picturesque. You can also look out for different bird species including the African green pigeon, Yellow-fronted canary and many more. The Hole in the Wall is a must-visit for beach bums.

2. Margate beach, KwaZulu Natal

Situated in the South Coast of the KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The beach is perfect for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, beach walks and beach games. You can hire a sunbed and umbrella to complete the seaside experience. The beach is safe and protected, lifeguards are always on standby. There is no hustle and bustle, you will have a relaxed holiday.

Margate offers a variety of outdoor activities. There is a river by the beach, families can go for boat rides at reasonable prices. A large tidal pool for kids and a variety of holiday-centric establishments.

3. Camps Bay beach, Western Cape

Located in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. The beach is known for its clear blue waters. Situated between the popular Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, with a sweeping view of the coastline and mountains surrounding the area. Bask in the sun on the wide sands while sipping on a refreshing cocktail.

Camps Bay has a variety of markets, restaurants and terrace cafes. Make new friends, play frisbee or volleyball on the soft, white sand.

4. Dolphin beach, Eastern Cape

A perfect place for water sport enthusiasts from surfing to kite boarding, endless water activities for you and your family to engage in. 

And if you stick around long enough, you can spot dolphins or whales playing in the waves. Have a fun day out in the sun and enjoy your holiday.

5. Mhlanga beach, KwaZulu Natal

The beach is very close to the city of Durban, which is one of South Africa’s major metropolises and popular holiday destinations.  The stretchy sand, beauty of the area makes it a perfect spot for relaxation. Whether is it swimming, surfing or taking a stroll in the boardwalk, Umhlanga beach is a must-visit. It is surrounded by luxurious hotels and apartments right along the coastline including The Oyster Box and the legendary Beverly Hills.

South Africa offers the best beach experience, with plenty of sunshine, seas and fun activities. You will certainly have an exotic time!   

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