10 Stunning Seaside Stays in SA
What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with a stay on the coastline? It’s time to head out and explore our country’s beautiful beaches. TravelGround rounded up the most stunning seaside stays along South Africa’s coast and we’ve even added two places in Namibia. So, grab your sunscreen and flip flops and get ready for an unforgettable summer with the beach on your doorstep!
If you’ve ever visited Britannia Bay, you’ll know that this is a magical coastal spot. Seabird Point is located in a private nature reserve that boasts more than five kilometres of breathtaking beachfront. You can relax on the deck with a view of the ocean, spend a day on the beach or enjoy a social night around the braai. This beach villa offers a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of city life and is the perfect place for a summer break.
Are you dreaming of a getaway to the Garden Route? We know just the place! Azure Wilderness is a luxury villa at the end of a quiet road in the secure Wilderness Garden Estate. Here you can enjoy a peaceful stay with sightings of dolphins swimming by and whales in season. Soak up the sun on the loungers beside the rim-flow swimming pool, sip sundowners on the sea-facing deck, socialise around the indoor and outdoor braai areas or cuddle up in the lounge next to the fireplace.
Oppisand, meaning ‘on the sand’, is a picturesque seaside home on the pristine main beach in Eersterivierstrand. The stairs from the deck lead down to one of the most unspoiled stretches of coastline. Wake to the sound of waves crashing and enjoy stunning views of the ocean while drinking your morning coffee. The best feature of this house is the large wooden deck overlooking the beach. The deck also offers a braai area that will certainly help you to prepare a family feast. After a blissful day on the beach, you can rinse the sand off under the cold outdoor shower, at the bottom of the deck stairs.
Located across the road from the beach, Carley Beach House is the ideal destination for your next summer getaway. This delightful holiday home with its stunning sea views is situated in the coastal resort town of Aston Bay. There are only a few things in life better than an outdoor braai with beach views and this beach house definitely has the memo! Spend a lazy summer day playing board games or run down to the beach and cool off in the Indian Ocean.
The Beach Cottage Kleinzee is the ideal romantic beach getaway for a couple and offers 180-degree, uninterrupted views of the dunes, sea and river mouth. Relax on the couch in the open-plan lounge or cook a wholesome meal in the fully-equipped kitchen. This property is only 500 metres from the beach, meaning you can spend your days in the ocean and just run back to the house for a bite to eat.
Activities nearby: Cycling, birdwatching and fishing
Are you fascinated by the idea of camping but can’t stand the lack of luxuries? Namaqua Flower Beach Camp offers the best of both worlds with a private mobile tented camp on the beach, under skies which seem to stretch as far as the eye can see. This beach camp is renowned for its delicious dining experience; sea breezes combined with the aroma of bacon and eggs, wholesome picnic baskets, high tea, mini-cheese boards, and hearty dinners prepared by a private chef in the remote kitchen. Enjoy a nightcap in the lounge after dinner before retiring to your warm bed or awake to the smell of tea and coffee served right outside your tent.
If you’ve been searching far and wide for a comfortable beach break, the search is about to end. Dolphin Bay Beach Cottage is a charming, self-catering house located on the beach in Munster. Enjoy whale, dolphin and birdwatching with the telescope in the entertainment area, or pick a good book from the bookshelf. This area has stack doors which open onto a deck with patio furniture and a Weber gas-and-coal braai facility. You will probably not even use all the luxuries this house offers, as the beach is only a flight of stairs away, and who can resist the warm water of the South Coast?
If you love water sports, then Oceans Edge OCE405 is the place for you. This modern home is located in the Zimbali Coastal Estate and offers direct access to the beach where water activities can be arranged. If your loved one prefers a sand-free stay, be sure to visit the estate’s spa or the swimming pool. When you’re not getting your adrenaline pumping on the water, you can enjoy a game of golf on the 18-hole course.
Where: North Coast
Activities nearby: Tennis, horseback riding and cycling
Winston Beach House is the memorable Namibian accommodation you’ve been dreaming of. It’s situated in the popular coastal town of Henties Bay, on the beachfront with nothing separating the house from the beach. You can soak up the Namibian sun on the patio or take a long walk on the beach. Enjoy the absence of heavy traffic and just recharge your batteries with this leisurely holiday.
Where: Henties Bay
Activities nearby: Fishing, mountain biking and swimming
This is most definitely Spot’s favourite stay! Bay Villa is a pet-friendly home in Dolphin Beach in Walvis Bay and offers quality accommodation by the sea. Sunbathe on the beach before rinsing off in the swimming pool and socialising with friends and family around the indoor braai. The house is also serviced daily, so you can forget about washing those dreadful dishes.
Where: Walvis Bay
Activities nearby: Cycling, birdwatching and horseback riding
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday away from the everyday, or a beach break with various invigorating activities, one of these stays is just for you! Speaking of beaches, which South-African beach is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.