South Africa's 3 000 kilometres of coastline holds many treasures, unspoilt places hidden from mainstream tourists. Discover the space, privacy, soft sand and clear blue waves of the country's secret beaches.
From the pristine coastal stretch of Cape Vidal in KwaZulu-Natal to the Eastern Cape's famous Wild Coast, from the penguin colony of Boulders Beach to sun- drenched Camps Bay in Cape Town . South Africa has some of the most spectacular beaches in the world.
The Garden Route - the name given to the 800km-long stretch of forested, coastal area between Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth - is one of the brightest stars in South Africa's tourism crown.
At the end of Golden Mile in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal lies a world of sun, surf, entertainment and wild water rides. Spanning over 15 hectares of prime beachfront, uShaka Marine World is Africa's largest marine theme park and home to the fifth-largest aquarium in the world.
South Africa's coastline sparkles! There are no less than 41 South African beaches that carry international Blue Flag status - an eco-label awarded for excelling in safety, cleanliness, provision of amenities and maintaining environmental standards.
The Wild Coast is one of South Africa's most remote stretches of shoreline. Stretching from East London in the Eastern Cape all the way north to Port Edward and the southern border of KwaZulu-Natal, the region is home to some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in the world.
South Africa is one of the top surfing countries in the world, with sublime coastal scenery and consistent high-quality surf. We also offer great sailing, sea kayaking and surfskiing - and some of the best wind- and kite-surfing in the world.
Blessed with a coastline almost 3 000km long, and numerous dams, lakes, rivers and streams, South Africa has plenty to offer the fishing enthusiast. Find out more - then follow up on our collection of SA fishing quick links.
Peter Matkovich is a professional golfer of 25 years and one of South Africa's top golf course designers, having worked on 16 of the top 100 courses in the country. When it comes to golf tourism, Matkovich believes that SA is one of the fastest growing destinations in the world - and that its full potential hasn't even begun to be tapped yet.