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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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Here, we bring you some of the best on-screen locations that you can experience on your next trip to South Africa – and which films to watch before you visit!
Boulders Beach, just outside Cape Town, has so much going for it you will be blown away by the beauty of the small hidden attraction. The ancient granite boulders protect it from the wind and large waves, which makes it an ideal swimming spot for children. Because it falls under the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area, the beach is always clean and safe, and it is rarely crowded. This comes at the cost of a small price, but who wouldn’t be willing to part ways with R65 for a day in this paradise?
Never has wellness been more relevant, with health and immunity now at the forefront of consciousness after months spent at home during lockdown, and entirely new concepts added to the plethora of health concerns - from Zoom fatigue and maskne to the loneliness induced by self-isolation. Here are some of South Africa’s top wellness experiences for travellers to nurture the mind, body, and spirit on a 2021 post-lockdown trip.
The Robberg Nature Reserve lies along South Africa's gorgeous Garden Route and is famed for its flourishing Cape fur seal colony, whales, incredible southern ocean and coastal bird life and unique fynbos.
Windsurfing is popular in Cape Town - Bloubergstrand and Langebaan are popular destinations. Windsurfing is also popular inland on lakes, dams and rivers.
The Wild Coast offers a variety of outdoor adventure activities for visitors with unspoilt, wild and natural landscapes, including hiking, horse riding, bird watching and various water sports, including fishing.
Surfing at Jeffreys Bay on the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast means waves that range from 3ft to 10ft and run for up to 800m.
The meeting of two oceans in the Western Cape means that there are always good waves for surfing.
The unofficial KwaZulu-Natal beer route boats some of the best craft and micro-breweries in the country.
Kitesurfing in South Africa is concentrated around the coastal areas, stretching from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and Durban.
Located in the Western Cape, the Hermanus wine route includes 15 wineries, each producing small amounts of premium wine.
South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, whether in Durban or up and down the North and South Coast, has some world-class surfing breaks for visitors, especially from June to August.