Sun and surf

South Africa: coastal playground

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.

Surfing in South Africa

Proudly flying the Blue Flag on SA beaches

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.

Discover South Africa's Wild Coast

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.

Finding SA's secret beaches

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.

The magic of uShaka Marine World

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.

Taking South Africa's Garden Route

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.

South Africa's climate

Warm, temperate conditions and a seemingly endless supply of sunshine. >

South Africa's 
year-round beaches

Year-round beaches

A quick rundown on some of the best beaches in South Africa. >

Whale watching 
in South Africa

Whale watching

One of the best destinations worldwide for watching marine mammals. >

Fishing in South 


From game fish in two oceans to trout in mountain streams: something for everyone. >

Scuba diving

The Mozambique Current brings warm tropical water down our east coast, and Sodwana Bay has the most southerly coral reefs in the world. >

Golf courses

Our climate is ideal for spending time out on the fairways, and when it comes to courses, golfers here are blessed for choice. >
Golf courses in 
South Africa

South Africa photo galleries

Gallery: South Africa's coastline


From the cold Atlantic of the northern Cape to the diver's paradise of Sodwana Bay. >