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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

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari

This Southern Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent

$ 14,082

£ 11,063

R 181,153

12,584

per person

20 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.

$ 1,113

£ 874

R 14,320

995

per person

11 days

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

Two weeks in South Africa - a luxury rail safari itinerary

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.

$ 5,773

£ 4,535

R 74,260

5,159

per person

14 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.

$ 5,212

£ 4,095

R 67,050

4,658

per person

11 days

Deluxe Mozambique Honeymoon - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Deluxe Mozambique Honeymoon

Romance, exclusivity and barefoot luxury are the theme of this honeymoon

$ 5,230

£ 4,109

R 67,279

4,674

per person

6 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

$ 3,985

£ 3,131

R 51,264

3,561

per person

6 days

The beach deck at Anantara Bazaruto

Bazaruto Private Island Holiday

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

$ 4,225

£ 3,319

R 54,351

3,776

per person

8 days

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and Okavango Delta safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and Okavango Delta Safari

Explore the famous reserve that offer exceptional game viewing and sight the elusive Sitatunga antelope

$ 4,825

£ 3,790

R 62,069

4,312

per person

8 days

Luxury Mozambique Honeymoon - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Luxury Mozambique Honeymoon

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.

$ 2,706

£ 2,126

R 34,810

2,418

per person

7 days

Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary

It's easy to see why so many visitors flock to Kenya from around the world to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations.

Price on Request

per person

12 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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The Oyster Box Hotel, Durban, South Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

The Oyster Box Hotel, Durban, South Africa

Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the historical Umhlanga Lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s…


Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa

Enjoy elegance at an attractive price. The four-star Peermont Mondior hotel at Emperors Palace sets an exciting standard in world-class…


Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Welcome to Cheetah Plains – we promise you an authentic safari experience with breath-taking bushveld, plentiful wildlife,…


The Residence Boutique Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

The Residence Boutique Hotel, Johannesburg

The Residence is an extraordinary boutique hotel that is truly one of a kind, no effort has been spared in creating the most sublime…


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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