My Top 5 South African Beaches

Having travelled many weekends in search of waves or just a great spot to enjoy the company of friends, I have had the pleasure of visiting many beautiful beaches along our amazing coastline.

Here are my top 5 beaches.

1. Onrus Beach, Hermanus

My home away from home, and what I would call my local break. With great waves and adventures aplenty, this once little sleepy town offers a great array of activities for the whole family. For some Hermanus accommodation options for all budgets take a peek here.

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2. Kogel Bay, Gordon’s Bay

This is a magnificent stretch of coastline with a panoramic view of the ocean and Table Mountain in the distance. This is truly a sight to behold and certainly not to be missed out on. For those of us who are fans of camping and getting away from the city for a weekend this is a little slice of heaven. One must note, baboons have been seen in the area and thus please make sure your campsite is clean before heading off.

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3. Koel Baai, Western Cape

This is a favourite among bodyboarders and surfers alike, and rightly so. Waves, warm water, an incredible little waterfall and a beautiful cave that extends deep into the cliff, this tropical paradise is not to be skipped over on your trip up our majestic coastline.

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4. Silwerstroom Beach, Western Cape

A beautiful, secluded stretch of beach with great waves. Ideal for those who want to get away from the busy city for a few hours without having to travel extensively.

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5. Dolphin Beach, Jeffreys Bay

Rated as one of the top 10 surf spots in the world and home to the legendary surf spot Supertubes this is a surfer’s paradise. For the less experienced surfers there are a number of great spots that are slightly gentler in size and power as well as many other great activities.

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Looking for somewhere to stay in Jeffreys Bay? Take a look here for some great options.

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