Beaches of South Africa
The amazing Beaches of South Africa
An amazing coastline of over 3000 kilometres forms the borders with the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Most of this coastline produces the amazing beaches of South Africa. From the West Coast with its brilliant white beaches, dunes and blue seas, albeit a little cooler at around 12 – 18 degrees Centigrade, to the East Coast beaches, many of them with Blue Flag status, where holidaymakers play virtually all year round on endless golden sandy beaches with the lukewarm (21 – 26 degrees Centigrade) Indian Ocean invitingly rolling onto the sand.
The northeast coastline has an added attraction as it is one of South Africa’s last wilderness areas with hundreds of kilometres of deserted stretches of beach. Here the leatherback and loggerhead turtles still lay their eggs beneath some of the world’s highest forested dunes. Stand on these dunes and you have a chance to see whales and dolphins frolicking in the ocean to the east, wild animals walking on the beaches and typical African bushveld with teeming wildlife to the west.
You can experience many of South Africa’s beaches on the following tours:
4-Day Garden Route Tours from either Port Elizabeth or Cape Town; SCCE or SCCD