Some people say it’s always better in the coast, and with the summer holidays right around the corner, we can’t help but agree. We know not all coastlines are created equal—unless you’re referring to these five seaside holiday towns in South Africa, whose award-winning restaurants, remarkable hotels, and jaw-dropping ocean views do their coordinates serious justice
Clifton crowns the Cape Town summer hotlist. It’s an affluent residential area with sweeping ocean views, which makes it very popular for locals and international jetsetters. This upmarket suburb lies between Sea Point and Camps Bay, in one of the most superb settings against the backdrop of Table Mountain. If you’re looking for Sundowner picnics, splendid views and bustling night life, this is the perfect spot for you!
North of the newly popular town of Ballito, lies a little coastal haven called Salt Rock. It is roughly about a twenty-minute drive to Umhlanga and just up the road from bustling Ballito. Salt Rock offers a timeless family holiday atmosphere, wonderful beaches, excellent fishing spots and off-shore reefs make makes this place a haven for families looking to get away from the big city during the summer holidays. The nightlife provides a variety of bars, pubs and restaurants offering tasty cocktails, and delicious seafood.
Santos, Mossel Bay
Mossel Bay is a bustling holiday town and port which lies halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Their popular beaches are frequented by holiday-makers and locals all year round. There’s usually great live entertainment and activities during the summer holidays which attracts the younger crowd. For this reason, it is a popular beach for people who want a great time here playing in the soft white sand and enjoying the safe bathing conditions
Nahoon, East London
East London has a coastline of magnificent unspoiled popular beaches. From miles of sandy shores, much of which is backed by forested coastal dunes with inviting secluded picnic spots, to rocky reefs. A plethora of rivers run into the sea providing natural lagoons that not only shelter birds and wildlife, but also offer estuarine fishing, boating, safe swimming and other water sports. There are excellent surfing spots and divers can enjoy the many shipwrecks along the coast. With the mild climate all year round, East London beaches offer you options from bustling to remote
Port St. John’s
Port St. Johns is situated on the Wild Coast, boasting some of the most beautiful scenery in South Africa. Their popular beaches are well-known for swimming, hiking, and fishing in the surrounding tranquil forest. Favoured by old-time adventurers, explorers, and backpackers. Port St Johns is one of the top destinations along the Eastern Cape Wild Coast. The local community also stand out as one of the friendliest places in South Africa
And there you have our top seaside holiday towns to visit this festive season. Which is your favourite? If you are looking for exciting career opportunities in South Africa, please click through to our job section.