Cape Town makes for a stunning destination and keeps one yearning for more. Beaches remain one of the biggest attractions here. While booking flights to South Africa for a Cape Town tour, keep the following beaches in mind.

Mesmerising beaches of milky white sands dotted with swaying palm trees remain an inseparable part of the identity of Cape Town, a thriving hub of South African tourism. Many travellers, who book flights to South Africa, invariably visit Cape Town to experience the destination’s beaches and other tourist trappings. In fact, beaches remain an integral part of Cape Town travel. Check out some of the beach beauties to explore on a tour of the destination. A small tip here, visitors looking for cheap flights to South Africa for their Cape Town travel should keep the winter months of June to September in mind.

Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach comprises 4 coves with the beaches being called 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. One has to climb down stairs from the main road for accessing these beaches. The 4th beach with its bathroom facilities and changing room usually becomes the most popular beach during summer holidays. One may also take umbrellas and deck chairs for rent. However, buying one’s own umbrella works out to be cheaper for visitors planning to spend long times at the beach on a regular basis. Ice creams, cold drinks, snacks, and other refreshments are also available at the beach.

Sandy Bay and Llandudno beach

Many people booking flights to South Africa return with an enviable tan and one of the perfect places for getting a full body tan is the nude beach of Sandy Bay. The beach is pretty secluded and peaceful and is adjacent to the Llandudno beach. The palm fringed Llandudno beach with golden sands is well protected from the strong Cape Town winds. Surfing and body boarding are popular activities here. The beach has rocky coves on its sides, which maybe explored by thrill seekers.

Saunder’s Rocks

This small beach is a very famous landmark in Bantry Bay and is marked by fascinating tidal pools that make for some pleasant and safe swimming.

Camps Bay

The Camps Bay is a big family friendly beach and there is ample scope for playing games and building sand castles. Right behind the beach, there is a road filled with small grocery shops, restaurants, and cafes. Refreshments are also available from the kiosks and vendors right at the beach itself.

Hout Bay

Hout Bay, an erstwhile little fishing village, has turned into a hot travel spot for visitors. The Hout Bay beach is full of souvenir shops, restaurants, and has a traditional harbour. Going on gentle beach walks or indulging in some surfing, paddle skiing, and windsurfing are some of the popular activities here. While the traditional harbours flank one end, the other end is dominated by the Chapman’s Peak cliffs.

False Bay Beaches

Whenever it’s season time, the generally laidback and peaceful coastline of the False Bay bursts into life. The waters are balmy and the stretches of shallow waters are quite wide. This makes swimming an easy and safe affair. Most of the key beaches also have lifeguards. One of the most popular of the False Bay beaches is located in the laidback seaside town of Muizenberg. This long spacious stretch of sand is perfect for playing beach games. While the far end side of the beach is good for some surfing action, those looking for waterslides can check out the area behind the beach. There are cafes as well as a miniature golf course in the area as well. A little distance away, one can check out the tidal pools and smaller beaches such as Dalebrook tidal pool and St James Beach. These are very popular spots for families with small children. A major highlight is the one way walk between Muizenberg and Fish Hoek Beach. This walking tour is known as ‘The Catwalk’ and it takes about 40 minutes complete the stretch. The walk treats one to spectacular sights of restless waves and serene rockpools.

Boulders Beach

The small Boulders Beach is made up of numerous little coves and makes for a unique experience as the beach is part of a conservation zone for African Penguins. The penguins can be watched in their natural settings from specially erected wooden walkways. Boulders Beach makes for some great exploring and swimming. There is a restaurant and shop in the parking area. The Boulders Beach has proven to be a major boost for Cape Town’s tourism and definitely makes for one of the most rewarding results of booking cheap flights to South Africa.

Fish Hoek Beach

The Fish Hoek Beach is amongst the most popular of False Bay beaches. Families on holidays as well as locals flock to this beach in large numbers. Changing facilities and bathrooms are pretty good. Take away counters and a laidback beachfront restaurant provide refreshments. A play area keeps kids occupied. It is advisable to visit the beach with one’s own chairs and umbrellas.

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