Top South Africa Beaches

The Best South African Beaches...

  • Scottburgh Beach // KwaZulu-Natal

    Scottburgh Beach
    © Ossewa / CC BY

    Scottburgh Beach lies on a curved bay of KwaZulu-Natal province's South Coast region. It is reached via a footpath that runs across an area of grass perfect for games or for sitting down to a picnic. Its position on the south bank of the Mpambanyoni River as it exits the Indian Ocean means visitors are able to enjoy not only the ocean waves but also… read more »

  • Park Rynie Beach // KwaZulu-Natal

    Park Rynie Beach
    © Anthony Webb / CC BY

    Found on South Africa's southern stretch of Indian Ocean coastline, on what has been designated the Umdoni Coast in KwaZulu-Natal, Park Rynie Beach is such a beautiful destination that a small resort town has developed around it.

    One of the region's more rugged beaches, Park Rynie Beach is a blend of rock pools and good quality sand, with the rocks often separating the sand from the… read more »

  • Nature's Valley // Western Cape

    Nature's Valley
    © Paul Venter

    With a name like Nature's Valley, it's fitting that this beach lies on the stretch of South African coast known as the Garden Route. Reaching from sheer cliffs at one end to the mouth of the Groot River at the other, Nature's Valley Beach is approximately one kilometre in length.

    Its pristine sands are matched by the Indian Ocean and the national park which encloses it… read more »

  • Kariega Beach // Eastern Cape

    Kariega Beach
    © Africa Deluxe Tours / CC BY

    Part of the charming seaside resort town of Kenton-on-Sea, Kariega Beach is situated between Port Elizabeth and East London on South Africa's southeast coast. It is a quiet town where many people spend their holidays. As you relax on the golden sands, you can gaze at the incredible sunsets over the blue ocean. You will have a glimpse of all that is beautiful in… read more »

  • Kelly's Beach // Eastern Cape

    Kelly's Beach
    © South African Tourism / CC BY

    Kelly's Beach is located near the Kowie River estuary mouth at Port Alfred and is a wild and beautiful place. A wide stretch of pale golden sand backed by sand dunes where natural vegetation abounds.

    You can relax on the sandy beach and then view the amazing sunsets from one of two viewing decks late in the afternoon. When the whales are in town in July… read more »

  • uShaka Beach // KwaZulu-Natal

    uShaka Beach
    © Diriye Amey / CC BY

    With a fine location at the southern end of Durban's Golden Mile of beaches, uShaka Beach on the Point Waterfront is a relatively sheltered stretch of glorious golden sands with direct access to the uShaka Marine World theme park that backs on to it.

    Technically one of the free to access parts of the park, uShaka Beach is also one of Durban's family-friendly beaches.… read more »

  • Milnerton Beach // Western Cape

    Milnerton Beach
    © Milnerton Beach / CC BY

    You can find Milnerton Beach around 11 kilometres or 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town in the area known as Blaauwberg. While drawing visitors from right across the region as a result of its fantastic views of Table Mountain, its delightful white sands actually remain something of an open secret.

    Patrolled by lifeguards during the peak December season, the waters here are a little… read more »