South Africa Beach Tours 2024/2025

South Africa, a country renowned for its diverse attractions, is a haven for beachgoers. With over 2,800 kilometers of coastline, the beaches in South Africa are popular among travelers for their stunning scenic beauty and array of recreational activities. The turquoise waters of Clifton Beach, penguin sightings at Boulders Beach, and the surfing paradise of Jeffreys Bay provide unique experiences for every traveler. While the majority of beautiful beach tours in South Africa are located in Cape Town, other coastal cities like Durban and Port Elizabeth also offer splendid seaside spots. For those looking for an alternative to the beach, a South African wildlife safari tour offers an equally captivating experience.

Discover the best beaches in South Africa and experience the ultimate beach holiday with our handpicked South Africa beach tours.

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Kruger & Coast

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First solo trip for me, but the tour group staff (and guests for that matter) were excellent - the t ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities National parks & Wildlife safaris and game drives +2 more
  • Accommodation Camping, Sleeper Bus & Hotel
  • Transport Overland Vehicle, 4WD Jeep & Boat
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days09 From US$ 1,370 US$ 1,096
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Luxury Kruger & Mauritius Holiday

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11 day national parks tour to Kruger National Park, Makalali Private Conservancy and 2 other destinations traveling through Mauritius and South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities National parks & Wildlife safaris and game drives +1 more
  • Accommodation Camping & Hotel
  • Transport Flight, 4WD Jeep & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 1-90 yrs
  • Operated in English
days11 From US$ 3,665 View Tour
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  • Feb 28
  • Feb 29

KwaZulu Natal: Safari & Beach

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9 day national parks tour in South Africa, visiting Johannesburg, Hluhluwe and Elephant Coast. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities National parks & Wildlife safaris and game drives +1 more
  • Accommodation Lodge, Eco Lodge & Hut
  • Transport Flight & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 1-90 yrs
  • Operated in English
days09 From US$ 2,401 View Tour
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  • Feb 28
  • Feb 29
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Full-Day Tour of Cape Peninsula

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Our guide Francis made this tour very enjoyable. He does not hesitate going the extra mile for his c ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Natural landmarks sightseeing & Marine wildlife +1 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 1-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, French, Portuguese
hours08 From US$ 37 View Tour
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  • Feb 25
  • Feb 26
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Best of South Africa and Mozambique

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15 day self-drive or vehicle rental tour to Cape Town, Franschhoek and 5 other destinations traveling through South Africa and Mozambique. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Self-drive or vehicle rental & Wildlife safaris and game drives +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Eco Lodge, Hostel & Resort
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Flight, Boat & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 1-90 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Zanzibar to Cape Town

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40 day road tour through Stone Town, Zanzibar, Mikumi and 23 other destinations in 7 different countries. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Road trips & Wildlife +3 more
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent, Sleeper Bus, Bungalow & Hotel
  • Transport Ferry, Overland Vehicle, Boat, 4WD Jeep & Minibus
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days40 From US$ 5,845 US$ 4,676
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7-day Kruger, Eswatini Durban Camping

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7 day beach tour to Hazyview, Kruger National Park and 4 other destinations traveling through South Africa and Swaziland. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Beach & Safari
  • Accommodation Camping & Tent
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 1-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days07 From US$ 1,025 US$ 871
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Mkambati Magic

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5 day trekking and hiking tour in South Africa, visiting Port Edward, Mkambati Nature Reserve and Xhosa Village. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Beach +4 more
  • Accommodation Lodge, Eco Lodge & Resort
  • Transport Boat
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days05 From US$ 569 View Tour
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  • Feb 25
  • Feb 26
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7-day Kruger, Eswatini Durban Accommodated

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7 day beach trip to Hazyview, Kruger National Park and 4 other destinations traveling through South Africa and Swaziland. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Beach & Adventure
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 18-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days07 From US$ 1,275 US$ 1,147
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22-day Zanzibar, Victoria Falls Kruger Camping

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22 day explorer tour through Stone Town, Kendwa, Dar Es Salaam and 13 other destinations in 5 different countries. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer & Beach +1 more
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel & Tent
  • Transport 4WD Jeep & Ferry
  • Age Range 18-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days22 From US$ 3,995 US$ 3,396
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Bush And Beach, Self-drive

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5 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip in South Africa, visiting Zululand, Maputaland Bush Camp and Durban. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Self-drive or vehicle rental +2 more
  • Accommodation Lodge & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 10-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days05 From US$ 3,807 US$ 3,236
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Kruger, Swaziland, Mozambique, St Lucia, Zululand (JoBurg-Durban)
5 - Excellent
  • Subhash Krishan Malhotra
“First solo trip for me, but the tour group staff (and guests for that matter) were excellent - the travelling times whilst long, were well worth it - our tour guide Tshepo and driver Cosmas made the trip effortless with good organisation, clear communication and always timely starts/finishes - the information provided at each location, picture opportunities given, fun activities, good food and basically everything else, made this my favourite trip to date - will defo be doing another Africa tour with the tour operator”
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5 - Excellent
  • Alia Youssef
“our guide Francis made this tour very enjoyable. He does not hesitate going the extra mile for his clients :) made us feel very valued and comfortable. Tour itself was excellent, destinations are well picked.”

South Africa Beach Tours

3 Most Popular Beaches in South Africa

  1. Kraalbaai Beach: This South African hidden gem resembles a breathtaking Maldivian beach. Its allure lies in the clear turquoise waters, an idyllic jetty, and houseboats gently bobbing in the bay. The opportunity to combine beach exploration with hiking or birdwatching in the adjacent fynbos intensifies its appeal.
  2. Camps Bay Beach: A premier Cape Town location, this beach enchants with its pristine white sands, azure waters, and the dramatic backdrop of the Twelve Apostles and Lion's Head. A vibrant nightlife with trendy bars and restaurants lining the promenade makes it a cosmopolitan haven and one of the best beaches in Cape Town, South Africa.
  3. Coffee Bay: Coffee Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches in South Africa, with an unrivaled blend of leisure and adventure. Framed by verdant hills, the sweeping golden sands are perfect for sunbathing, long strolls, and horseback rides. The pièce de résistance, the iconic Hole in the Wall, adds an element of thrill, promising a swim with an unforgettable ocean vista.

Highlights of South Africa Beach Tours

  • Experience the serene beauty of Sodwana Bay, one of the world's top dive sites, with its pristine coral reefs teeming with marine life.
  • Take a road trip or guided tour to explore the rugged, untamed beauty of the beaches in the Garden Route, perfect for hiking, camping, and bird-watching.
  • Relax on the golden sands of Durban's Umhlanga Rocks, a favorite family beach with warm waters, safe swimming, and buzzing nightlife.
  • Discover the remote and unspoiled Transkei Wild Coast, a haven for those seeking solitude and untouched natural beauty.
  • Indulge in water sports like surfing and kitesurfing at the azure waters of Bloubergstrand Beach, offering majestic views of Table Mountain.
  • Venture to the secluded Noordhoek Beach, a horse rider's paradise with its long, sandy expanse bordered by dunes and mountain peaks.
  • Marvel at the dramatic landscapes of the Skeleton Coast, a unique beach destination known for its shipwrecks, seal colonies, and haunting beauty.

Travel Tips for Beach Tours in South Africa

  • The best time to visit the beaches in South Africa varies by region. However, the summer months (November-February) are a popular choice for many beach-goers. Consider your destination and planned activities when deciding the best time for your visit.
  • Swimming in the waters of the west coast of South Africa can be chilly in winter (May-August), with average temperatures 5-6°C cooler than in summer. For a comfortable experience, it is recommended to wear a wetsuit if you plan on swimming during these cooler months.
  • Be vigilant about rip currents, especially on open ocean beaches, and swim within demarcated areas wherever they are set up. Powerful seaward currents can quickly pull swimmers out to deeper waters. If caught in a rip current, don't fight it. Swim parallel to the shore until you're out of the current, then head back to the beach.
  • Be aware of wildlife, particularly on beaches near nature reserves. Do not feed or attempt to interact with the animals, such as baboons.
  • If you combine your beach vacation with whale watching, the best time to visit the Western Cape, especially Hermanus, is between June and November when Southern right whales come close to the shore.
  • Don't miss the spectacular Sardine Run, a natural phenomenon between June and July along the KwaZulu-Natal coast and the Eastern Cape. This mass migration of sardines attracts a variety of marine predators, creating an unparalleled underwater spectacle.
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