What better way to celebrate the height of summer than with a stay on the coastline with your favourite people? It’s time to head out and explore our country’s beautiful beaches. TravelGround rounded up some of 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!

Western Cape

Wamakersvlei Beach Farm

Dwarskersbos, Velddrif, travelground, lekkeslaap, lekkerslaap, verblyf, accommodation, selfsorg, self-catering

You couldn’t stay closer to the beach if you tried! Wamakersvlei Beach Farm is a picturesque self-catering stay on a farm outside a historic fisherman’s village, and is ideal for couples, families and groups. All units are fully equipped, hot water is provided by gas geysers, and wood is available for sale on the premises, so, with indoor and outdoor braai facilities, there’s no reason for you not to light a fire ─ come rain or shine! In addition to the private, seven-kilometre beach in front of you, the farm also borders the Rocher Pan Nature Reserve, so you’ll have 400 hectares of unspoiled nature to explore by mountain bike or on foot.

Where: Dwarskersbos
Guests: Mosseltrap sleeps 8, Galjoenswaai sleeps 6, Skilpadkos sleeps 8, Bokmakierie sleeps 4 and Naguiltjie sleeps 4
Activities nearby: fishing, cycling, birdwatching


 Silver Spray

Victoria Bay, George, travelground, lekkeslaap, lekkerslaap, verblyf, accommodation, selfsorg, self-catering

This oceanfront holiday home is situated right on the beach in Victoria Bay, sleeps six adults and two children, and boasts a wraparound verandah with braai facilities and an incredible view of the main swimming beach. But it doesn’t end there ─ Silver Spray also offers a Seaview Studio that sleeps three guests and a Budget Studio that sleeps two guests, right behind the house. Both of these units also feature kitchenettes with self-catering facilities. Laze the day away on the beach, test your skills on one of the golf courses in the area, or head to one of the nearby towns for an exciting day trip on the Garden Route.

Where: Victoria Bay
Guests: Budget Studio sleeps 2, Seaview Studio sleeps 3, and Seafront Beach House sleeps 6
Activities nearby: fishing, birdwatching, cycling, swimming


Eastern Cape

52 Eersterivier

Eersterivierstrand, Eastern Cape, travelground, lekkeslaap, lekkerslaap, verblyf, accommodation, selfsorg, self-catering

If you’re looking for a beach house big enough for your group of friends, 52 Eersterivier has got you covered! It offers fully-equipped self-catering accommodation in the seaside village of Eersterivierstrand, walking distance from the beach, and it sleeps ten adults and two children in five bedrooms. The comfortable living area leads out onto a deck, which has seating, a built-in braai area and stunning ocean views to admire while sipping on some sundowners. Remember to bring your snorkeling gear along ─ Eersterivierstrand boasts a few rock pools to explore!

Where: Eersterivierstrand
Guests: 12
Activities nearby: fishing, birdwatching, cycling, swimming


 Beach House

Kenton-on-Sea, travelground, lekkeslaap, lekkerslaap, verblyf, accommodation, selfsorg, self-catering

Beach House is a lovely, fully-furnished self-catering house in the coastal town of Kenton-on-Sea on the Sunshine Coast, and boasts exquisite views of the lagoon and the ocean. The main bedroom has a private outdoor courtyard with a shower, the lounge and dining area open onto a courtyard with built-in braai facilities, and the dining area’s other side opens onto a patio with a dining table and stunning views. The four-bedroom home is ideal for a large family, so bring the kids along ─ the garden is fenced for safety.

Where: Kenton-on-Sea
Guests: 10
Activities nearby: fishing, cycling, bird watching, swimming


Northern Cape

The Beach Cottage Kleinzee

Kleinzee, travelground, lekkeslaap, lekkerslaap, verblyf, accommodation, selfsorg, self-catering

The Beach Cottage Kleinzee is the ideal romantic beach getaway for a couple and offers uninterrupted views of the dunes, ocean and rivermouth. Read a book on the couch in the open-plan lounge, cook a wholesome meal in the fully-equipped kitchen, or make use of the indoor braai facilities and enjoy a laid-back afternoon in front of the fire. This property is approximately one kilometre from the ocean, so you can spend your days on the beach before returning to the cottage for a good night’s sleep.

Where: Kleinzee
Guests: 2
Activities nearby: cycling, birdwatching and fishing


Namaqua Flower Beach Camp

Namaqua National Park, Groenrivier, travelground, lekkeslaap, lekkerslaap, verblyf, accommodation, selfsorg, self-catering

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, which includes wholesome picnic baskets, high tea, mini cheese boards and hearty dinners prepared by a private chef in the remote kitchen. Awaken to the smell of tea and coffee served right outside your tent, spend the day exploring the area, and enjoy a nightcap in the lounge before retiring to your warm bed.

Where: Namaqua National Park
Guests: 30
Activities nearby: birdwatching, fishing, swimming and mountain biking


KwaZulu-Natal

Dolphin Bay Beach Cottage

Munster, Port Edward, travelground, lekkeslaap, lekkerslaap, verblyf, accommodation, selfsorg, self-catering

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 pet-friendly, 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. The living area has stack doors which open onto a deck with patio furniture and Weber braai facilities. You will probably not even use all the luxuries this house has to offer, as the beach is only a flight of stairs away, and who can resist the warm water of the South Coast?

Where: Port Edward
Guests: 8
Activities nearby: swimming, fishing and birdwatching


98 Tinkerbird, Elaleni Estate

Elaleni Estate, Sheffield Beach, travelground, lekkeslaap, lekkerslaap, verblyf, accommodation, selfsorg, self-catering

A beautiful, modern home on a secure estate in Sheffield Beach awaits! This four-bedroom home on a coastal estate with an array of birdlife and an indigenous forest, offers a comfortable base from which to explore the area’s attractions. The main bedroom boasts direct access to the garden and features an outdoor shower, and the open-plan living area leads to a private deck with a fire pit and a pool that can be closed with a tarpaulin, which makes it ideal for families with young children.

Where: Sheffield Beach
Guests: 8
Activities nearby: birdwatching, swimming, mountain biking


Namibia

Winston Beach House

Henties Bay, Erongo, travelground, lekkeslaap, lekkerslaap, verblyf, accommodation, selfsorg, self-catering

Winston Beach House is the memorable Namibian beach house you’ve been dreaming of! It has six bedrooms and five bathrooms, and is 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 paved and furnished patio, or go for a stroll on the long stretch of unspoiled beach. Enjoy the absence of heavy traffic, sit back and recharge your batteries with a leisurely holiday by the beach.

Where: Henties Bay
Guests: 12
Activities nearby: fishing, mountain biking and swimming


AC065 – Molenweg 14

Swakopmund, Erongo, travelground, lekkeslaap, lekkerslaap, verblyf, accommodation, selfsorg, self-catering

This is a beautiful, self-catering beachfront home situated close to the famous Swakopmund Jetty and within walking distance of the town centre and its restaurants. The double-storey house sleeps a big group and boasts five bedrooms. In the living area there is a dining table with chairs, a built-in braai, and a lounge area featuring full DStv and Wi-Fi. Open up the sliding doors to the outside deck and enjoy the ocean breeze on the sun loungers while admiring the ocean and jetty views.

Where: Swakopmund
Guests: 10
Activities nearby: fishing, birdwatching, cycling, swimming


Whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle, or an oceanfront break close to various exciting activities ─ we’re sure one of these beachy stays will tickle your fancy! Speaking of beaches, which beach is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

Feature image: Silver Spray (TravelGround)


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