1Dolphin Beach, Jeffrey’s Bay, Eastern Cape
The seaside hub of South Africa’s surfing capital; with excellent facilities and entertainment its loved by families and surfers.
2Kelly’s Beach, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
Soft sands, gentle waves and viewing decks to watch whales, dolphins and sunsets from, take a stroll to the estuary mouth of the Kowie River, or sunbathe.
3Kings Beach, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
A 2 km long white sandy beach with attractive gardens and lawns.
Sun seekers can enjoy protected swimming, while the kids play in paddling pools, playgrounds and fresh water pools.
4Marina Beach, San Lameer, KwaZulu-Natal
Off the beaten track, this unspoiled beach has gentle surf, a lagoon and nature trails to explore with facilities for a beach braai (barbeque) or picnic.
5Hibberdene Beach, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal
A narrow, well-tended very scenic beach. Good waves and warm Indian Ocean waters make this beach popular for swimming, surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Many fun activities on offer next to the Hibberdene Lagoon.
6Margate Main Beach, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal
One of South Africa’s favourite beach playgrounds, this active family beach offers numerous water sports, excellent facilities and plenty of accommodation and nearby attractions.
7Bikini Beach, Gordon’s Bay, Western Cape
Allegedly named for the crowds of bikini-wearing students who come there to chill out, this sheltered cove offers good swimming, temperate waters and has plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.
8Clifton 4th Beach, Cape Town, Western Cape
Cape Town’s picture-perfect beach. Extremely popular during the holiday season, it’s loved by local families, holiday makers and those fortunate enough to tan or ogle for a living. Only the brave go in for a dip in its chilly Atlantic waters.
9Grotto Beach, Hermanus, Western Cape
Long white sandy beaches, and well-maintained facilities. This popular but quiet family beach is a known ‘gust-spot’ – ideal for kiteboarding, windsurfing and wave jumping. In season, sit at the beachfront restaurant and watch the whales pass by.
10Lappiesbaai Beach, Stilbaai, Western Cape
Situated on the Garden Route, between Mossel Bay and George, Lappiesbaai is a quiet beach getaway with long stretches of golden sands, and good swimming, fishing and scuba diving. Warm Indian Ocean water is a bonus.