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Beach destinations may not be the first thing that springs to mind when considering Africa, but the continent does offer some of the best beach-lounging, cocktail-sipping, novel-reading, body-bronzing experiences in the world.

Beach holidays & tours available in Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania

Beach destinations may not be the first thing that springs to mind when considering Africa, but the continent does offer some of the best beach-lounging, cocktail-sipping, novel-reading, body-bronzing experiences in the world.

In terms of the best beach experiences, focus your research on Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique and Zanzibar. If an inland lake can be classified as a beach, don't forget to swing by Lake Malawi too. All of these destinations cater for family getaways, and are wonderful as honeymoon escapes too. 

Popular Beach holidays in Africa

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Road Trip through Cape Town’s Finest (10 Days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Road Trip through Cape Town's Finest (10 Days)

Explore Cape Town and its surrounding highlights in luxury on a looped route that both starts and ends in South Africa’s Mother City.

per person

10 days

Luxury Mozambique Honeymoon Holiday (7 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Luxury Mozambique Honeymoon Holiday (7 days)

Powder white beaches and crystal clear, warm ocean water is what honeymoons are made of - and this is the perfect honeymoon option for you if this is what you are looking for.

per person

7 days

Sea view

Tropical African Island Holiday (11 days)

This island getaway to Mafia, Pemba and Zanzibar is ideal for honeymoon couples or anyone looking for white beaches and lots of diving, snorkeling and other ocean activities

Price on request

per person

11 days

North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

North Madagascar Diego Suarez and Nosy Be Beach Tour (10 days)

Two of Madagascar's most popular destinations are yours to explore in this relaxed beach-based itinerary

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9 days

Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls Tour (8 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls Tour (8 days)

Two countries in 8 days may seem like a lot but with this well thought out itinerary you will see some of the regions most iconic destinations without feeling like you are rushing through it at all.

per person

8 days

City and Safari in Southern Africa (14 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

City and Safari in Southern Africa (14 days)

Majestic wildlife and the riches of Africa.

per person

14 days

Two weeks in South Africa - a luxury rail safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Two weeks in South Africa - a luxury rail safari

Experience the best that South Africa has to offer: it's white-sand beaches, lush green wine-lands and find the Big Five wildlife in the Kruger National Park.

per person

14 days

Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)

This exclusive African honeymoon through East and Southern Africa is the perfect way to celebrate the start of your new journey together

Price on request

per person

14 days

The beach deck at Anantara Bazaruto

Bazaruto Private Island Holiday (8 days)

Enjoy sandy beaches and scenic lakes on Bazaruto private island in Mozambique, try your hand at water sports or simply laze the days away at the pool

per person

8 days

Tropical Zanzibar Island Escape (8 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tropical Zanzibar Island Escape (8 days)

Your dream beach holiday awaits. Explore the coastline of Zanzibar's famed Kendwa beach paradise on this ultra-luxe tour

per person

8 days

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Introduction

South Africa doesn't have too many beach resorts in the true sense of the word, but if you find yourself on the east coast, in particular the Garden Route or Kwa-Zulu Natal, you'll be able to experience the warm Indian Ocean right on your doorstep. 

Cape Town has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but the freezing Benguerra current makes swimming at these beaches a chilly affair. 

Kenya offers white sandy beaches and clear, warm water along its glorious coastline. As with Tanzania, a Kenyan beach experience after a safari is a wonderful addition to your itinerary. June to the end of September is the best time to visit Kenya's coast. 

When travelling to Tanzania, you have the option of visiting a beach on the mainland or head to one of the islands just off the coast, like Pemba and Mafia. There's a resort to suit every budget. Zanzibar, which lies off the coast from Tanzania, is possibly one of the most under-rated of all beach destinations in Africa. 

Mozambique has some of the most iconic beaches in Africa. The mainland resorts offer a wealth of activities and some of the best Scuba diving spots in the world. The islands off the coast of Mozambique are something special too. It's possible to feel like you are the only person for hundreds of miles when relaxing on these pristine white beaches, with the warm Indian Ocean lapping at your feet.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Beach holidays in Africa

When is the best time to visit Shamwari Game Reserve?

Wildlife viewing in Shamwari Game Game Reserve is good throughout the year. However, the best wildlife viewing is during the driest winter months of June to September. The lack of water in the bush drives animals to open water sources -… go there.

What research should one do when thinking of travelling through Africa?

Africa for centuries has captured the imagination of explorers hence there really is a lot of information out there available on the continent from guide books to novels. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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Reviews on our Beach holidays in Africa

Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.

Henrik Wetterstrand

from Sweden

Discover Africa was the only tour operator I reached out to who wanted to have a Skype conversation to get to know more and my husband & my tastes and preferences. Megan Warrington was wonderful to work with - she crafted our activities and…

Stephanie

from United States of America

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.

Ron

from United States of America

They organized everything for our first visit to Africa, from the airport meet & greet through to the tours, great hotels and locations.

Michael

from United States of America

From the first approach to the end, Discover Africa, has been excellent . The hotels, the service and every think has been well above our expectation. The perfect choice ! Thanks to all and specially to Megan.

Enrico Liberati

from Italy

My trip last August to Botswana was arranged by Discover Africa and I couldn't have chosen better. Everything was well organised and I didn't have to worry about anything. The safari tour was far beyond expectations; the accommodation was…

Debby

from Spain

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