Beach Holidays

Powder-white sands, cool azure waters and swaying palm trees are all on offer when it comes to beaches across Africa. The dramatic shores of South Africa and the charms of the Kenyan coast are joined by Mozambique’s alluring archipelago. The mystical retreat of Zanzibar, the land-locked sands of Lake Malawi, and the island paradises of Mauritius & the Seychelles can guarantee you will be in sand and sea heaven.

To go with your picturesque beach, we can find you a hotel, resort, lodge or private hideaway to complete your holiday of sun, shade and sand! If you have just been to a Safari, you can also go refresh yourself in the freshwater beaches of Malawi. Unwind and relax in the white sand beaches of Tanzania, before you fly back home.

Search through our list of luxury holidays in Africa, and be sure to include just a couple of days to soak in the sea breeze. If you are interested in any activities like snorkelling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking etc, let us know we can organise these activities for you.

 

Beach Holidays Ideas


Malawi Bush and Beach
11 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £3,795

Malawi Bush and Beach

You want to relax beach side but also want to thrive in the African bush experience? Then Malawi is the perfect spot for you. This ‘off-the-beaten-track’ itinerary will combine the hearty Malawi bush as well as the lapping up the shores. And all mixed in with luxurious accommodation – we won’t blame you for not wanting to make that return flight.

Brief Overview:

  • 4 nights Mkulumadzi lodge
  • 5 nights Pumulani Lodge
  • 2 overnight flights 
     
Kenyan Safari and Beach Escape
11 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £2,890

Kenyan Safari and Beach Escape

Sometimes it's difficult to decide between safari and beach. On one hand you want to dive into the bush and observe the amazing African animals in their wild environment. But you also want some time to flop onto a beach and forget you ever had to go to work. Well this Kenya escape combines both. See, dreams can come true. 

Brief Overview:

  • 1 night House of Waine
  • 3 nights Kicheche Laikipia Camp
  • 5 nights Serena Beach Hotel
  • 1 overnight flight
Classic Tanzania & Zanzibar
13 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £3,395

Classic Tanzania & Zanzibar

Combine beach and bush for the ultimate luxury holiday to Tanzania and Zanzibar. Spend your days in Tanzania wildlife spotting with the knowledge you'll be returning back to sumptuous accommodation. Then make your way over to Zanzibar and mark your spot on the pristine white shores and clear azure for a spot of R&R. 

Brief Overview:

  • 1 night Lake Duluti Serena Hotel
  • 1 night Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
  • 2 nights Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • 2 nights Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
  • 5 nights Breezes Beach Club and Spa
  • 2 overnight flights  
Slip off the grid in Madagascar
10 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £3,095

Slip off the grid in Madagascar

Be amazed by Madagascar – it truly is an island paradise! On this adventure you will escape to a small pristine island just off Madagascar, here you will be able to relax to your hearts content on the deserted beaches, or for those who want to be a little more active there is an array of water sports on offer. 

Brief Overview:

  • 7 nights Constance Tsarabanjina
  • 2 overnight flights
Discover Madagascar
12 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £2,375

Discover Madagascar

Be awe-inspired by Madagascar – visit the Andasibe National Park to see a cheeky lemur and the Montane forest, followed by a stay on  Ile Ste Marie for some R&R on the pristine white beaches. Insiders tip: travel between June and September and you may be able to see humpback whales. 

Family Beach Frolics
10 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £1,310

Family Beach Frolics

Family time is hard to come by these days with our clashing schedules. But have no fear, pick up the kids and spend some quality time together on the beaches of Mauritius. With plenty of activities for everyone to get involved in or simply a good book by the pool, this holiday hasn't forgotten what's important.

Brief Overview:

  • 7 nights Constance Belle Mare Plage
  • 2 overnight flights
White Sand Romance
9 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £1,775

White Sand Romance

A honeymoon is a holiday you will never forget - and what is more perfect than making your first marital memories in Mauritius? Snuggle up at The Residence for a seven night adventure and embark on water sports galore, relax in the spa or flop onto the pristine white sands. The choice is yours.

Brief Overview:

  • 7 nights The Residence
  • 1 overnight flight
Tanzania Bush and Beach
13 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £4,295

Tanzania Bush and Beach

Enjoy the delights of both the beach and a safari on this exceptional itinerary. Begin your holiday by first embarking on a couple of days of safari in the magical Selous Game Reserve where you can spot all kinds of incredible animals. Next, its time to head on to the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar, where you can spend your days simply soaking up the sun and playing in the sea. 

Brief overview:

  • 4 nights Selous Game Reserve
  • 7 nights Zanzibar
  • 2 overnight flights
South Africa: For All The Family
13 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £2,390

South Africa: For All The Family

Featuring stays in some of South Africa’s best deluxe family properties, this wonderful itinerary caters for all generations to enjoy the best of South Africa's fun, sun, bush and beach. Starting in the magical City of Cape Town with it’s wide range of activities, you then head out to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve where there is an abundance of things to do for all the family. No visit to South Africa would be complete without an exciting safari, and both day and night game drives in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park will not disappoint. You spend the last couple of nights at the incredible sea-side town of Umhlanga Rocks with its incredible sandy beaches before you head on back to the UK.

Brief Overview:

•    2 nights Cape Town
•    3 nights Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
•    3 nights Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park
•    2 nights Umhlanga Rocks
•    2 overnight flights

 

Garden of Eden
11 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £2,495

Garden of Eden

A wonderfully remote and unexplored two-island nation, Sao Tome & Principe lies close to the equator off the western coast of Central Africa.

A couple of days are spent on the big island, Sao Tome, home to extensive cocoa and coffee plantations and one of the world’s smallest capital cities, before time is enjoyed at the remarkable Bom Bom Lodge on the smaller sister island, Principe – where breath-taking sceneries of waterfalls, sandy beaches and rainforest are only trumped by the opportunity to view whales, turtles, dolphins and a kaleidoscope of bird species.

Tatler Travel Guide Offer - Near & Safari
9 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £3,395

Tatler Travel Guide Offer - Near & Safari

This incredible 8-night itinerary includes stays in some of South Africa’s most luxurious yet relaxed properties. A whole host of experiences await you in this itinerary which takes you through the game-rich greater Kruger National Park, the gourmet capital of South Africa, and the incredible sandy beaches of the South African coastline. 

Brief overview:

  • 2 nights Greater Kruger National Park
  • 2 nights Franschhoek
  • 2 nights Hermanus
  • 2 overnight flights
Selous Game Reserve and Mozambique
15 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £6,095

Selous Game Reserve and Mozambique

Brief overview:

  • 4 nights at Azura Selous Game Reserve, Selous Game Reserve 
  • 1 night AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, Northern Mozambique 
  • 7 nights Azura Quilalea Private Island, Quirimbas Archipelago 
  • 2 overnight flights 
Kenya Safari & Zanzibar Beach
14 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £5,345

Kenya Safari & Zanzibar Beach

Brief overview:

  • 1 night Nairobi
  • 3 nights Masai Mara National Reserve
  • 3 nights Amboseli National Park
  • 5 nights Zanzibar
  • 1 overnight flight
South Africa & The Seychelles
14 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £7,895

South Africa & The Seychelles

This 13-night itinerary gives you the best of safari and beach experiences, taking in exciting game drives to view the big five in South Africa’s Sabi Sabi Game Reserve before moving on to relax on the white sandy beaches of the Seychelles. With it being essentially only a two-centre itinerary, the travel time is not exhaustive, each step of the way carefully planned to maximise on your enjoyment and relaxation. It’s not always about ticking all the must-do boxes, sometimes it’s about the enjoyment of place and simply getting away from it all.

Brief Overview:

  • 3 nights Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
  • 1 night Johannesburg
  • 7 nights Mahe Island, Seychelles
  • 2 overnight flights
South Africa and Mauritius
14 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £3,250

South Africa and Mauritius

This 13-night itinerary allows you to the experience the very best of Africa’s safari and beaches, as you embark on exciting games drives to view the big 5 in South Africa before venturing on to relax on the beautiful beaches of Mauritius. Your trip will begin at the luxurious Garonga Safari Camp located in the west of Kruger National Park, one of the world’s largest game reserves, where you can spot leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and many more. Next it’s time to hit the beach as you head to Mauritius to unwind by the crystal clear waters and powdery white sandy beaches. This perfect blend of awe-inspiring experiences are ideal whether you are a couple looking for that dream romantic break, or a family after that unforgettable special holiday.

Brief overview:

  • 3 nights Kruger Private Reserves
  • 1 night Johannesburg
  • 7 nights Mauritius
  • 2 overnight flights
Ultimate Luxury: Tanzania and The Seychelles
15 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £18,125

Ultimate Luxury: Tanzania and The Seychelles

Unable to decide between spending your holiday taking in the excitement and adventure on an African Safari or indulging in total relaxation on pristine, white sandy beaches and crystalline waters? This 14 day itinerary gives you the very best of both experiences, taking in exciting game drives in Tanzania's Africa’s Grumeti Game Reserve before moving on to relax on the white sandy beaches of the Seychelles. This really is adventure and luxury at its finest. 

Brief Overview:

  • 6 nights Singita Sasakwa Lodge
  • 1 night at Giraffe Manor 
  • 4 nights Fregate Private Island
  • 2 overnight flights
South Africa Bush & Beach
13 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £3,275

South Africa Bush & Beach

Can't decide between the bush or the beach? Why not combine the best of both worlds with this 12 night itinerary. Enjoy exciting game drives and overnight sleep outs in Kruger National Park before heading to the beach for some much needed R&R. All of this while staying at some of South Africa’s most luxurious accommodation will ensure that your trip is truly unforgettable.

Brief Overview

  • 3 nights Rhino Post Safari Lodge
  • 4 nights Thonga Beach Lodge
  • 3 nights Oyster Box Hotel
  • 2 overnight flights

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