South Africa is famed for having some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world; and the beaches in particular are a tourist must-see. The range of different beaches on the coast is astounding – whether you want white sands, rock beaches, stunning views, a quite place to swim or an exciting beach to surf on – then you will definitely find something to suit your needs in South Africa.
The Eastern Cape
For a selection of beautiful beaches, thousands of tourists flock to the Eastern Cape. Port Elizabeth is famed for its wonderful swimming opportunities and is also a favourite amongst surfers. Humewood Beach, located between Hobie Beach and Kings Beach along the main front, is the ideal beach for families and offers range of water activities. It has also been awarded a blue flag to mark it as an eco-friendly beach.
The city of East London is also known for its many beaches. The variety here is exceptional – the beautiful black rocks of Eastern Beach provide a very striking landscape!
The Western Cape
If you’re visiting the west of the country, then you still have plenty of beautiful beach options. Boulders Beach is part of the world-famous Table Mountain National Park. As well as offering stunning views, it is also home to a large colony of African penguins. Another essential area for nature-lovers to visit is Hermanus, which is renowned for being one of the best towns for whale-watching in South Africa. Grotto Beach is a particular highlight, and has also won awards for its amenities and high standards.
The Western Cape is also home to some of the most glamorous beaches around. Clifton is popular amongst the rich and famous, and is regularly used as a filming location. Camps Bay also attracts an affluent crowd of beach-goers, and is surrounded by plenty of nice bars and restaurants to relax in after a hard day of sunbathing.