Our top 5 Insta-worthy Western Cape beaches

No need to go to Bali, Thailand or Mauritius…we’ve got all the beach beauty right here in SA! 

Heading to the Western Cape for the holidays? Pack your bikini, surfboard, hat and sunglasses and make sure to add these five Insta-worthy beaches to your itinerary: 

  1. Cape Town’s jewel: Clifton Beaches, Cape Town

Divided into four coves, each beach is protected from the wind, making them perfect for sunbathing and beach games. Their turquoise waters and pristine sands are a sunbather’s paradise.

  1. Sexy and oh-so cosmopolitan: Camps Bay, Cape Town

Forget Miami! Camps Bay has it all, and it’s right on our doorstep! The epitome of a cosmopolitan beach scene, fringed by a promenade lined with cafes, bars, and palm trees – Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen. The beach itself offers vast stretches of soft sand and views of the Twelve Apostles mountains, making it a scenic spot for both relaxation and socialising.

Sunset shot of Camps Bay, Cape Town. Source: Unsplash
  1. Whales and beach walks: Grotto Beach, Hermanus

The Blue Flag Grotto Beach stretches for miles, offering ample space for beach walks and family picnics filled with plenty of laughs and entertainment. The beach is also a prime spot for whale watching during the right season.

  1. Surfing hotspot: Llandudno Beach, Cape Town

If you are looking for a beach that’s not so busy and a bit more secluded, Llandudno Beach, is your spot. This tranquil retreat with Its dramatic boulders and crashing waves make it ideal for surfers and photographers. 

  1. Penguins’ paradise: Boulder’s Beach, Cape Town

South Africa’s most famous colony of African penguins live in one of the most scenic beaches in the Cape. Boulder Beach is known for sheltered bays and clear waters, making it a unique spot for swimming and penguin-watching. Its granite boulders create secluded spots perfect for a peaceful beach day.


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