05 October 2012 by Ems Tsotetsi

Blue Flag beaches of South Africa

Blue Flag South Africa has recognised numerous beaches with this prestigious award, which ensures that the beaches are clean and adhere to international standards

The festive season is slowly creeping up on us, and families around the world are getting ready to head to their year-end holiday destination. Staying and working in Johannesburg all year round, it’s only natural for me to have an itch this time of the year to visit one of the many wonderful beaches along South Africa's coastline. 

Below are some of South Africa's beaches with Blue Flag status – an internationally-recognised designation that they adhere to the highest environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, and safety and services standards.


Camps Bay is famous for its array of restaurants and bars and exquisite views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Camps Bay, Western Cape Camps Bay, Western Cape


Clifton Beach in Cape Town.



Dolphin Beach can be found at Jeffrey's Bay in the Eastern Cape, where visitors can enjoy surfing.



White sandy beaches, kiteboarding and windsurfing, to name a few, are what Grotto Beach at Hermanus has to offer.



Hibberdene Beach, in KwaZulu-Natal, is one of South Africa's scenic beaches popular with visitors who like water adventure actvities.



Lappiesbaai Beach, situated in the scenic Garden Route region, is ideal for swimming beacuse of the warm Indian Ocean water. 



Category: Attractions

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