Winter can be a miserable time for travelling in South Africa. Unless, of course, you know where to go. It’s not known as Sunny South Africa without reason. Our country offers several beach destinations that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Luckily Mega Bus has gathered some of these for your consideration.
If you feel like a beach holiday during winter, gather up your friends, employees or family, book a bus and let Mega Bus take you there.
Here are some of the best winter beach destinations in South Africa.
The North West can offer a great escape from the harsh winter conditions. It even offers a beach experience, even though it’s nowhere near the South African coastline. Sun City’s Valley of Waves, is a man-made beach and sea that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Apart from the beach experience, there are tonnes of other activities to keep you busy.
Trafalgar, KwaZulu- Natal
This blue flag beach on the South Coast is not only ideal during winter, it also offers some much-needed peace and quiet, away from the usual buzz of scores of beachgoers. Whether you want to relax in the warm water or explore the coast’s abundance of marine life, you can do either any time of the year. Pack your bags and remember to take your own refreshments.
This pilot Blue Flag beach in Richards Bay offers shelter from the breeze and a warm water swimming experience all throughout the year. With the perfect balance of sand and grass areas, this beach is even a good pick for the fussiest of beachgoer. Alkantstrand is perfect for winter swimming or surfing and offers braai and picknick spots for those who want the beach experience without getting wet.
Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
J-Bay is a world-famous surfing destination and one of our favourite winter beach destinations and was host to many an international surfing championship. It boasts famous spots such as Supertubes and Kitchen Windows. If you can’t stomach the idea of learning how to balance on a surfboard during your winter getaway, not to worry; Jeffreys Bay is just as popular among casual beach goers. With ample sunshine throughout the year, this destination might just be the escape you’re looking for. It offers warm water and warm days during the winter. Jeffreys Bay’s Dolphin Beach is a Blue Flag beach destination.
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