Given Africa is home to some of the world’s best beaches, particularly on its Eastern coast, pairing a safari with some beach time is a popular holiday option. Unsurprisingly, with the enormity of the coastline, beaches and resorts range dramatically with seasonality. Choosing the right destination is extremely important. We’re here to help you decide.

All of the beach destinations we recommend are along Africa’s Eastern Coast and in the Indian Ocean. Our network extends from Private Islands in the Seychelles to family resorts in Mozambique.

Zanzibar Archipelago

Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago, Unguja (Zanzibar), Pemba and Mafia, is a fantastic place to unwind after a safari in Eastern Africa. Zanzibar, by far the most popular of the three, is steeped in history and offers much more than just a beach getaway. With world class luxury accommodation, breathtaking scenery and a wide range of activities, Zanzibar is our top choice for an Eastern Africa beach destination.


Mozambique’s surprisingly long coastline is home to some great options for a beach getaway.

We consider the best accommodation to be in and around the Bazaruto Archipelago. Set within the protected Bazaruto National Park, the wildlife viewing opportunities are remarkable, particularly from the island of Benguerra. You can be swimming with whale sharks in the morning and watching flamingos in the afternoon. Easily the most accessible area of coastline in Mozambique with daily flights to Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park, the Bazaruto Archipelago makes a very convenient destination for Safari & Sun holidays in Southern Africa.


Deep in the Indian Ocean, the island of Mauritius offers a level of refinement that can rarely be found in luxury beach destinations.

With brilliant white-sand beaches, turquoise water and lush forests, Mauritius makes for an unforgettable experience. Easily accessible from Johannesburg and Nairobi, this remote island is a fantastic option to combine with a safari in Africa.


The immense Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is another great beach destination.

Madagascar is so large that it’s probably the least suited to being tagged onto the end of a safari holiday. Being so remote, the island has developed completely independently from the mainland and is home to a huge range of endemic species and different cultures. We would recommend spending around two weeks here to make the most of the this otherworldly destination.


Made up of 115 islands, the Seychelles archipelago is home to some of the most exclusive private islands and resorts on the planet.

With rich coral reefs, rare giant tortoises and an impressive number of birds make a visit to the islands much more than just beach and sun. Serviced by regular flights from Johannesburg and Nairobi, the Seychelles really is the ultimate luxury beach destination.

When to go

Given the range of climate across Africa’s coastline, each beach destination has a best season to go. Get in touch with us to find out when is best for your destination of choice.

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