Southern Africa has always been known for its landscapes and wildlife, with beaches less of an attraction, but in recent years the wildlife and beach safari has become most sought after.
Africa! The name inspires visions of vast game-filled plains and predators hunting their prey. Africa is safari - and safari is big game!
In the past beach holidays were the Mediterranean and Maldives and other Indian Ocean Islands - where visitors would flock for their summer vacations. Although part of the African Union the islands of Seychelles, Mauritius and the Comores are generally not seen by many as being African and hence the reason that Africa has never really been considered as a beach holiday destination.
Recently however, travelers are discovering an ideal that would have seemed ridiculous a few years back - mainland Africa has some of the world's most desirable beach holiday destinations.
South Africa is a country that prides itself on its natural beauty and the beaches are no exception, however the beach holiday experience has always formed part of the greater safari to South Africa. From the warm lazy beaches of the Kwazulu Natal coast to the legendary surfers paradise of Jeffrey's Bay and the postcard white sands of Cape Town South Africa provide some of the safest and best beach holiday experiences on the African continent.