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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

Magical Mauritius and South Africa Honeymoon Safari (11 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Magical 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.

per person

11 days

Romantic view

Deluxe Honeymoon Safari in Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls (10 days)

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

per person

10 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

Relax on the hammock

Magical Mozambique Honeymoon Holiday (6 days)

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

per person

6 days

Dhow at andBeyond Benguerra Island

Luxury Land and Sea Safari in Botswana and Mozambique (10 days)

Experience the Okavango Delta and the tropical Indian Ocean island of Benguerra for the best of both the bush and the beach

per person

10 days

South African Midlands Meander (15 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African Midlands Meander (15 days)

Explore the Eastern Cape, Lesotho and KwaZulu Natal

Price on request

per person

15 days

South African Holiday Adventure (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African Holiday Adventure (10 days)

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

per person

10 days

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

Mozambique Island Honeymoon Getaway (6 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Mozambique Island Honeymoon Getaway (6 days)

Spend 5 romantic nights at Ibo Island Lodge, situated in the magical Quirimbas Archipelago in Northern Mozambique.

per person

6 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

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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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Santorini Mozambique, Vilanculo - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Santorini Mozambique, Vilanculo

A stone's throw away from one of Mozambique's exquisite coastlines, Santorini commands panoramic bay views from its private, elevated…


White Pearl Resorts - Africa Wildlife Safaris

White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli

White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli, offers the ultimate in beach luxury in Africa. Experience elegant simplicity at this exclusive beach…


Polana Serena Hotel - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Polana Serena Hotel, Maputo

Built in 1922 along sweepingly splendid lines, the magnificent Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo has long been considered one of Africa’s finest…


Swimming Pool at Magaruque Island in Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Magaruque Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Magaruque Island is 1.6 km long and 1.4 km wide, the third largest in the Bazaruto archipelago. It is the closest island to Vilanculos, and…


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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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…

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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…

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from Spain

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