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SSouth Africa’s sun-soaked coast lies ready, all-year round, to share its secrets, adventures and lazy days with you. With golden beaches and unspoiled nature, it’s more than just the place where the cool Atlantic and warm Indian Oceans meet. It’s 2500km of pure wanderlust.
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KwaZulu-Natal, the Zulu kingdom, is a coastal province known for its mild climate, beaches, mountains and big game savannah. Home to two World Heritage Sites, its capital, Durban is a harbour city popular with surfers.
Port Nolloth is currently a centre for small-scale diamond recovery and the crayfishing industries. Established for the copper mining industry, the harbour’s narrow, shallow entrance made it unsuitable for ore carriers.
The West Coast Wine Route follows the N7 North and has a surprisingly large selection and quality of award winning wines to chose from. It includes boutique and garagiste producers, along with some of the largest wineries in the country.
South Africa hosts some of the world’s most festive surfing competitions, which attract some of the biggest names in the sport every year. More than 3 000km of coastline, beach breaks, reef breaks – and perfect weather conditions – make South Africa the perfect destination for surfers.
In Port Shepstone, visitors to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast can laze on the beach, get swept up in the Sardine Run, chase adventure in Oribi Gorge, or enjoy fishing on the reef.
South Africa’s Shipwreck and Daisies Route from Leliefontein to Kleinzee in Northern Cape combines astounding natural beauty with Namaqualand hospitality and a side-order of history and culture.
The Maritime Museum in Mossel Bay, which offers visitors a glimpse of 15th-Century seafaring life, is a great starting point to explore this historic Western Cape town.
Swimming, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking, top-class golf or just lazing on the beach: Marina Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is one of South Africa’s lesser-known jewels.
From safaris to magnificent trips through the winelands in winter, to scuba diving and hiking in summer, there’s an activity for every season when travelling in South Africa.
Boulders Beach, just outside Cape Town, is home to an impressive colony of African penguins. These waddling wonder-birds attract attention year-round – and there’s plenty to learn about their resilience as a species.
False Bay has an intriguing history of naval battles, pirate visits and the establishment of scenic little seaports all along its shores. It is also one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and seems to cater for everyone’s holiday needs, offering adventure, leisure, bright lights and great food. Visitors can travel to Cape Point or drive towards Hangklip via Gordon’s Bay.
South Africa’s 2,700km of coastline, two oceans and varying climate areas, offers snorkellers a myriad of underwater environments, especially KwaZulu-Natal and the south coast of the Western Cape.