African Beach Holidays

Telling people you're going to Africa for a beach holiday is like saying you're going to Paris for the barbecue ribs. People probably won't get it. But why not? With one of the longest coastlines in the world and the perfect latitude for chalk-white sands, warm blue waters and plenty of marine life, Africa's beaches take a backseat to no-one.

 

Mozambique

The sky-blue, perennially warm waters that lap up against Mozambique’s coastline make this one of the premier stretches of white sand in all of Africa. And for you divers, there are reefs and marine life aplenty just off shore. Whale sharks and manta rays patrol these plankton-rich waters year round (try finding that in the Med) and it’s the perfect spot to cruise along in a traditional dhow and watch the coastal mangrove forests drift by. Grilled seafood dinner anyone? 
 

Kruger & Coast

9 days from
USD $1,242
CAD $1,453
AUD $1,695
EUR €1,095
GBP £875
NZD $1,860
ZAR R15,935
CHF FR1,125

Travel to Kruger National Park on an out-of-this-world African safari, visit Swaziland, the beaches of Mozambique and... View trip

 
 

Zanzibar

For over 2,000 years the warm trade winds of the Indian Ocean have shaped the little archipelago of Zanzibar, bringing Persian sailors, Indian traders, Omani sultans and now beach-hungry travellers. You won’t find this combination of pristine sands and Middle Eastern vibes anywhere else on the continent. And if you can drag yourself away from the turquoise waters, there’s always the island itself to explore: clove fields, Indo-Arabian architecture and old men playing bao on street corners. Perfect. 
 

Best of East Africa

21 days

Step out onto the Serengeti and keep your eyes out for rhinos, lions, leopards and a host of other safari-dwellers on... View trip

 
 

Madagascar

The island of Madagascar has had tens of millions of years to get things right. When it separated from the continent it took a handful of animals, several boab trees and some of the finest beaches in Africa. Shake that mix up with sandy deserts, offshore reefs and lush rainforests, then leave to simmer for a few millennia, and you have something pretty close to paradise. If you’d like your beach break with a side of unique wildlife (5 per cent of all known animal species live here and here alone), Madagascar might be the isle for you. 
 

Experience Madagascar

16 days from
USD $2,425
CAD $2,938
AUD $3,450
EUR €2,240
GBP £1,765
NZD $3,710
ZAR R39,590
CHF FR2,480

Travel to Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa. Madagascar is teeming with wildlife, national parks and beachside... View trip

 
 

Essouria

The name Essaouira literally means ‘image’, which is kind of appropriate given how picture perfect this place is. On the outside you could be in Brittany – fortified walls, a fishing harbour and hundreds of seagulls wheeling overhead. On the inside, though, Essaouira is all Morocco – a maze of winding streets, the scent of thuya wood and turmeric, palm trees swaying above the city walls. Its beaches aren’t known so much for their sand as their surf: the coastal wind (Alizee) whips up the waves here to create some of the best kite surfing on the continent. 
 

Best of Morocco

15 days from
USD $1,012
CAD $1,228
AUD $1,440
EUR €935
GBP £735
NZD $1,550
ZAR R16,525
CHF FR1,035

See the best of Morocco from Casablanca to Marrakech. Admire the city of Fes, see the sands of the Sahara Desert and... View trip

Real Food Adventure - Morocco

10 days from
USD $1,170
CAD $1,368
AUD $1,595
EUR €1,085
GBP £825
NZD $1,755
ZAR R14,995
CHF FR1,080

Feast your eyes and stomach on the treasures of Morocco’s souqs and villages, and uncover the unforgettable flavours... View trip

Morocco Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $535
CAD $612
AUD $720
EUR €485
GBP £395
NZD $770
ZAR R6,760
CHF FR495

Travel to Morocco and embark on a family adventure. Take a tour of Marrakech, relax on Morocco’s beaches, ride a... View trip

Morocco Encompassed

18 days from
USD $1,471
CAD $1,786
AUD $2,095
EUR €1,360
GBP £1,070
NZD $2,250
ZAR R24,040
CHF FR1,495

Visit Morocco and tour from Casablanca to Marrakech. Admire the city of Fes, see the sands of the Sahara and visit... View trip