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Beach holidays & tours

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

South African bush and beach safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African bush and beach safari

Explore the magic of Cape Town followed by the Scenic Garden Route and finally the Big Five members at the Kruger National Park

$ 3,102

£ 2,317

R 42,400

2,633

per person

10 days

Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari

Start your trip in South Africa and finish in Mauritius. Experience the stunning beaches and the Big Five in the Phinda Private Game Reserve.

$ 4,905

£ 3,664

R 67,050

4,163

per person

11 days

Tanzania bush and beach safari (Luxury Itinerary) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania Bush and Beach Safari (Luxury Itinerary)

Experience a relaxing seaside holiday on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar and enjoy a safari adventure in Tanzania’s most impressive game reserves

Price on Request

per person

11 days

Nature, Romance, Exclusivity and Luxury - A Complete African Honeymoon - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Nature, Romance, Exclusivity and Luxury - A Complete African Honeymoon

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

15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari

Spend your days discovering the fine beaches of Cape Town, enjoying the remarkably untamed wilderness of the Kruger National Park and swimming the pristine beaches of Mauritius.

$ 6,691

£ 4,998

R 91,450

5,678

per person

15 days

South African holiday adventure - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African holiday adventure

Explore the southern-most city on the African continent, before jetting off to spot the Big Five

$ 3,725

£ 2,782

R 50,910

3,161

per person

10 days

Namibia safari adventure - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Namibia safari adventure

Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness

$ 1,048

£ 783

R 14,320

889

per person

11 days

Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls

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.

$ 3,840

£ 2,868

R 52,487

3,259

per person

8 days

Relax on the hammock

Mozambique honeymoon

White sandy beaches and the warm waters of an Indian Ocean island make a perfect setting for the most romantic getaway of your life

$ 5,230

£ 3,907

R 71,486

4,439

per person

6 days

Romantic view

Cape Town, Kruger and Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

Combine three of Southern Africa's most loved destinations into one romantic getaway and you'll share the memories forever

$ 5,554

£ 4,149

R 75,920

4,714

per person

11 days

More on Beach holidays in Africa

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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Erongo Wilderness Lodge,Omaruru, Namibia - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Erongo Wilderness Lodge,Omaruru

There is a special wilderness area, encircled by the Erongo Mountains,where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine. Here, in a…


Villa Mushara Outside Lounge in Etosha National Park, Namibia

Villa Mushara

Villa Mushara is situated a mere 8 kilometers from the Von Lindequist gate of the world famous Etosha National Park, thus allowing the best…


Cheetah rehabilitation safari at Epako Safari Lodge, Namibia

Epako Safari Lodge, Epako Private Game Reserve, Namibia

Epako Safari Lodge is located in a beautiful mountainous setting, bordering the renowned Damaraland region and is conveniently located midway…


Impalila Island Lodge View in Caprivi Strip, Namibia

Impalila Island Lodge, Caprivi Strip, Namibia

The rush of the Mambova Rapids casts a soft blanket of sound over Impalila Island Lodge. Nestled close to the junction of four countries -…


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.

When is the best time to visit Camdeboo National Park?

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year. The warmer months from October to March are more pleasant - the scenery is greener and this is also the time most of the animals are born. However, the park is mostly about its scenery… go there.

When is the best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve?

The best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve is during the dry winter months, from May to September. During this season it is easier to spot the wildlife since the grass is eaten by herbivores. Expect to encounter and sight birds - such as… go there.

When is the best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park ?

The best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park is from autumn through winter to early summer of April to September. However, this is a perfect place to indulge in blessed idleness. If you want to see the landscape and animals, you'll… go there.

When is the best time to visit Marakele National Park?

The best time to visit Marakele National Park is during May to September. Since animals tend to seek for reliable waterholes and stay close by during the dry winter months. However, this is the best time for wildlife viewing. Marakele is a… go there.

When is the best time to visit Augrabies Falls National Park?

Augrabies Falls National Park is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between April and September. When the popular three-day Klipspringer Trail is open. However, the waterfall is particularly impressive when in flood -… go there.

When is the best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park?

The best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southern Rwanda is during the drier months of June to August or December to January. Even though June to August or December to January are categorically referred to as drier months… go there.

When is the best time to visit Wolhuterskop Game and Nature Reserve?

You may visit Wolhuterskop Game and Nature Reserve all year around - winter (during the months of June and August) are chilly, and summer (during the months of November and January) are hot. Enjoy horse rides, mountain bike and game drive. go there.

When is the best time to visit Zanzibar Island

The best time to visit Zanzibar Island is from June to October - during the dry months of spring. However, another popular time to visit the tropical Island is from December to February - when it’s hot and dry. go there.

Beach holidays in Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Reviews on our Beach holidays in Africa

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

The assistance was provided very professionally. Our trip coordinator tried to find the best places considering all our needs and finance. I would definitely recommend Discover Africa to everyone who is going to make a memorable Africa trip!

Anna Martirosyan

from Portugal

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