Cape Town beaches are white and powdery. Around the city proper they are generally small individual bays and coves separated by rocky outcrops, Hence the names Bantry Bay, Camps Bay and Clifton's series of beaches First through Fourth.
Further away, Table Bay is one long, continuous stretch where the wind across the bay picks up such speeds, the area is a prime wind and kite surfing mecca.
The 18 kilometre strip of coastline between Durban and Umhlanga ia almost one continuous beach of crystalline golden sand. Famous for the Gunston 500 pro-surfing competition, the stretch of beach in front of Durban's hotels has played host to surfers from all over the world.
Umhlanga has been, and always will be the preferred destination of inland families as being the least amount of time to drive to.
Stretching from Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth, the Garden Route follows some of the most wonderful coastline in the world. This provides ample opportunity to swim, dive and fish in it, surf and sail on it, or just stare out over it.
In between lies Plettenberg, famous for its beaches, golf courses and nature reserves -making it an easy family holiday choice - having exactly something for individual family wants.