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  • In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 24° which is warm and pleasant for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 13° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea. There will be 2 days of very light rain with an average of 1.3mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 18%.

  • In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 20° which is warm and pleasant for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 15° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea. There will be no rainy days at all. Average cloud cover will be 2%.

  • In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 23° which is warm and pleasant for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 15° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea. There will be 3 days of light rain with an average of 2.3mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 21%.

  • In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 25° which is warm and pleasant for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 25° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods. There will be 6 days of very light rain with an average of 1.1mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 36%.

  • In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 26° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 25° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods. There will be 7 days of very light rain with an average of 1.2mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 42%.

  • In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 19° which is not so warm but sunbathing may be possible on some days. The average water temperature will be 16° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea. There will be 3 days of very light rain with an average of 1.2mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 22%.

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    Mozambique

    In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 27° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 28° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day. There will be 11 days of very light rain with an average of 0.5mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 52%.

  • In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 26° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 30° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day. There will be 12 days of light rain with an average of 4.2mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 74%.

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Beaches of Southern Africa

Southern Africa is home to some of the most stunning beaches and islands in the world, offering a diverse range of experiences for beach aficionados. From pristine white sand beaches to rugged coastlines and wildlife-rich islands, there's something for everyone in this beautiful part of the world. Here are some top beach destinations in Southern Africa that you should definitely consider for your next beach holiday.

Quirimbas National Park, Mozambique

Quirimbas National Park
Quirimbas National Park

Quirimbas National Park is located in northern Mozambique and boasts an archipelago of 32 stunning islands. The park offers a unique blend of marine and terrestrial wonders, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers. The crystal-clear waters surrounding the islands are home to an array of marine life such as dolphins, turtles, and various species of fish, making it perfect for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. The lush green vegetation on land creates a beautiful contrast against the white sandy beaches. The best time to visit Quirimbas National Park is during the dry season between May and November when the weather is more pleasant with less rainfall. More information and weather.

Mozambique

Mozambique
Mozambique

Mozambique's coastline stretches over 2,500 kilometers along the Indian Ocean and offers numerous idyllic beaches with turquoise waters. Some popular beach destinations include Tofo Beach, known for its whale shark sightings, Vilanculos which serves as a gateway to Bazaruto Archipelago's coral reefs and sandy beaches, and Pemba Beach which boasts stunning coral reefs as well as luxurious resorts. The climate in Mozambique is tropical with warm temperatures throughout the year. The best time to visit Mozambique for a beach holiday is from May to October during the dry season when there is less rainfall and humidity. More information and weather.

Eastern Cape, South Africa

Eastern Cape
Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape of South Africa offers a diverse range of beach experiences, from the popular surfing spot at Jeffrey's Bay to the secluded beaches of the Wild Coast. The region is known for its rugged landscapes, dramatic cliffs, and unspoiled natural beauty. The climate in the Eastern Cape is warm and temperate with mild winters and warm summers. The best time to visit Eastern Cape for a beach holiday is during the summer months between November and February when the weather is warm and sunny with occasional rainfall. More information and weather.

Durban, South Africa

Durban
Durban

Durban, located on South Africa's eastern coast, is known for its bustling city atmosphere combined with beautiful sandy beaches like Umhlanga Rocks Beach, Durban North Beach, and Ushaka Marine World Beach. Water sports enthusiasts will enjoy surfing, kiteboarding, or simply soaking up the sun on these pristine shores. Durban has a subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters; however, it can be quite humid throughout the year. The best time to visit Durban for a beach holiday is between April and September when temperatures are more moderate and there's less rainfall. More information and weather.

Western Cape, South Africa

Western Cape
Western Cape

Western Cape province in South Africa has some of the most iconic and picturesque beaches in the country, including Clifton Beach and Camps Bay in Cape Town. The Garden Route, stretching from Mossel Bay to Storms River along the Indian Ocean coastline, offers a range of stunning beaches like Plettenberg Bay and Wilderness Beach. The climate in the Western Cape is Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The best time to visit Western Cape for a beach holiday is during the summer months between November and March when temperatures are warm and there's less rainfall. More information and weather.

Overberg District, South Africa

Overberg District
Overberg District

The Overberg District is located along the southern coast of South Africa and offers some of the most pristine and secluded beaches in the region. Hermanus is a popular destination for whale watching while Gansbaai is known for its shark cage diving experiences. The unspoiled beauty of De Kelders beach makes it perfect for a tranquil getaway. The climate in Overberg District is mild with moderate temperatures throughout the year. The best time to visit Overberg District for a beach holiday is during the summer months between November and February when temperatures are warmer with occasional rainfall. More information and weather.

Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Namib Naukluft National Park
Namib Naukluft National Park

Namib Naukluft National Park in Namibia is home to some beautiful beaches, including Sandwich Harbour and Lüderitz. The park's coastal region features stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean mixed with the unique scenery of the Namib Desert. The climate in this area is typically hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 35°C throughout the year.

The best time to visit Namib Naukluft National Park for a beach holiday is during the cooler months of May through October, as this is when temperatures are more moderate and comfortable for outdoor activities. During these months, you can expect clear skies and pleasant weather, perfect for beach activities such as swimming, sunbathing, and exploring the coastal dunes.

For those interested in wildlife, the park is also home to a variety of bird species and marine life such as seals and dolphins. Guided tours are available to explore both the desert and coastal regions of the park.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town Beach
Cape Town Beach

Cape Town boasts a wide variety of stunning beaches along its coastline, including Clifton Beaches, Camps Bay Beach, Muizenberg Beach, Boulders Beach, and many others. The city's beaches offer an abundance of activities such as surfing, kitesurfing, sunbathing or simply taking a leisurely stroll along the shore.

The climate in Cape Town is Mediterranean-like with warm summers (December to February) and mild winters (June to August). Summer temperatures can reach up to 30°C, while winters can be as cool as 7°C. The area also experiences strong south-easterly winds during the summer months, which can make for excellent kite-surfing conditions.

The best time to visit Cape Town for a beach holiday is during the warmer months of November through March, when temperatures are ideal for enjoying the sun and sea. It's also worth noting that Cape Town's beaches are less crowded during the shoulder seasons (April-May and September-October), which still offer pleasant weather.

Cape Town is not only known for its beautiful beaches but also for its rich cultural heritage, world-class restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. The city offers many attractions, including Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the V&A Waterfront.

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