South Africa is an extremely popular tourist destination around the world, with our outstanding culture, nature and beaches as our main attraction. Even during Winter, people can enjoy our beautiful beaches as it is never too cold to have a good time – especially in tropical KwaZulu Natal. Often looked over for more popular destination Cape Town, KZN boasts some of the most amazing natural scenes in South Africa. If you’re looking to go off the beaten track during your time in South Africa, consider visiting these 5 insta-worthy, beautiful beaches in KZN.
Famous for its red and white lighthouse, long stretches of light sand, warm waters and picturesque backdrops – Umhlanga beach is a beauty to swim, tan and relax. Take a sunset walk along the beautiful paved pathway and explore the many beachfront stores and restaurants before reaching the lighthouse.
Thompsons Bay Beach
Thompsons Bay Beach is definitely a Beach & Beyond favourite, and it’s not hard to guess why. Renowned for the “hole in the wall”, Thompsons Bay boasts a breathtaking scene to take in and relax. Thanks to the cave, you are protected from the wind when tanning or snorkeling in Charlies Pool.
Sodwana Bay is located in North KZN, close to Mozambique. The journey travelled to Sodwana Bay is more than worth it, as it is a tropical dream come true. Warm waters make the perfect condition for the untouched coral reefs that sport an array of colours and sealife. Far from any major city, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of both bush and sea and see a full sky of stars every clear night.
If you’re looking for a lazy experience, consider visiting the beautiful Scottburgh beach. The beach is quiet and tranquil to enjoy both tanning and swimming. There are shark nets in place and lifeguards on duty year-round, so enjoy the warm waters as much as you can!
Umdloti Beach makes a lovely day trip. Between the stunning beach, restuarants and bars, you’re sure to have a great time. Be aware of the steep drop off in the ocean, as the lifeguards are on duty only during season.
Have you been to any of the mentioned beaches? If so, let us know if you enjoyed visiting them or not in the comments below! Holiday in style wearing Beach & Beyond resort and swimwear. All items are available in stores and online.