No beach is created equal, and that couldn’t be more true than when it comes to the beaches of Africa. East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands are known for their white powdery beaches and warm turquoise waters. Zanzibar is referred to as the Spice Island with a rich history to share. Seychelles is the place to be for island-hopping and Madagascar hides pirate graveyards and elusive lemurs. South Africa is home to the Octopus Teacher and offers colder waters with seaside town vibes. Whatever your beach style, you’ll find it in Africa.
If you’re seeking sun, sand and unspoilt beaches, then make a beeline for the beaches of Africa. Whether you’re hankering after a luxury resort or secluded lodge with no one else in sight, beach holidays in Africa are good for the soul – year-round.
Feel the soft white sand beneath your feet, swim and snorkel in the turquoise seas and bright blue lagoons and laze under gently swaying palm trees. Choose from the continent’s many diverse and fascinating islands. Each has a distinctive history and character that promises to uplift body, mind and soul.
Diving & Snorkelling
Dive into the warm palette of African ocean blues. Diving and snorkelling amongst Africa’s colourful coral reefs is the best way to experience the entirely different, underwater world of Africa.
Love fishing? Then, suit up and get ready to fish like never before because Africa overflows with world class fishing opportunities. From deep-sea fishing, searching for tuna, sailfish and marlin to extraordinary fresh water and ocean fly-fishing, there’s something for everyone.
Take a wind-powered journey and explore some of the most beautiful coastal regions in Africa. Be involved as much or as little as you like embarking on a gentle voyage perfectly suited to soothe the soul.
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Our Travel Journal
“Mind the donkey” yells my husband as I narrowly avoid hitting the sad-eyed mule as he steps into the road on an apparent suicide mission.We are driving from Johannesburg to Inhambane, Mozambique for a bit of a beach break, hoping to get in a few dives at the same...
“Watch this…” our guide shouted as he scaled a very tall palm tree and then bounced in his homemade harness back down the tree to present us with fresh coconuts. So began our idyllic trip to the exotic island of Zanzibar, 25 kms off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian...
Africa is blessed with some of the softest, whitest, powdery beaches in the world - and don't get us started on the turquoise, exotic-fish filled seas. Along the East coast even the wimpiest swimmers amongst us will enjoy a dip in the warm Indian Ocean. With an...
Written By Delta Willis. On the east coast of Kenya there is a home near Malindi that sparkles with fossils of ancient life. The walls are blocks of coral. In Africa where humankind began, these tiny sea creatures long dead are given a second life with every rising...
In selecting a holiday destination, we are confronted with the dilemma of returning to an old favourite or venturing somewhere new. I recently returned to one of my “old favourites”, the tropical island of Mauritius. The difference was that I was travelling with a...
I’ve been on a number of safaris in Southern Africa and although I love the bush, I’m really a beach girl at heart. I love the sound of the ocean and the calming effect it has on me. I recently had the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful and unspoilt beach...