Top 5 Beaches in South Africa

South Africa has a very long coastline that stretches for thousands of miles. Much of this contains some of the most picture-perfect beaches in the world which offer an incredible experience to the discerning traveler. Here are five of the most amazing beaches in the country where you can have your next dreamy holiday.

Coffee Bay in the Transkei

Many of us know the Transkei as the birth place of the iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela but it is also home to some of the most enchanting beaches. Located on the East Coast of the country, Coffee Bay offers some pristine beaches on the shoreline of the Indian Ocean.

The East Coast beaches are not as easily accessible as the other beaches on the South African coastal shoreline but they do offer the perfect hideaway. You can drop by and forget about all your worries as you take in the untouched beauty. The backdrop of the South African rural countryside with its cows and horses and the South African fishermen idly sitting on a small boat are simply enchanting and unforgettable.

 Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay

Located in Port Elizabeth, Jeffreys Bay is a surfer’s paradise. Here you will find some of the best surfing waves in the world attracting some of the greatest surfers every year. Its importance as a global surfing destination is reinforced by the fact that Jeffreys Bay hosts one of the Global Surfing Tour events annually.

The town itself is quite sleepy compared to other beach towns in the country but the expansive and beautiful beaches more than make up for this. The red-tipped aloes in Port Elizabeth add to the likely beauty of this beach town.

 Robberg Beach, on the Plettenberg Bay

Robberg Beach, on the Plettenberg Bay

Robberg Beach is located on South Africa’s legendary Garden Route with its numerous attractions. You have most likely heard of the Garden Route from your South African travel brochures but one hidden gem in the Plettenberg Bay is stunning Robberg Beach. The Garden Route has miles of coastline and pristine beaches and Robberg Beach is only but one of the 4km stretch of sand in the bay.

 Llandudno Beach

Llandudno Beach

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and has some of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches in the country. The Llandudno Beach in Cape Town is one of the most beautiful with its clear blue waters and white sandy beaches along with a great Table Mountain backdrop making it perfect for your next holidays.

When in Cape Town you will be spoiled with choice as far as choosing your favorite beach is concerned but give Landudno a try. You will not be disappointed.

Port St John???s

Port St John’s

This is another extraordinarily beautiful beach along South Africa’s long coastline. Located in the Eastern Cape Province, the Wild Coast offers a combination of immaculate and gorgeous beaches and host tons of adventures for the active traveler.

Port St John’s beach is located in the secluded town of Port St John’s on the Umzimvubu River. The river meanders to carve a gorge on the ocean shoreline and along this you can find some striking and secluded beaches.

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Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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