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Nice Beaches within 10 hours from Johannesburg

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Nice Beaches within 10 hours from Johannesburg

We are flying into Johannesburg at the end of April and doing about 10 days in South Africa. We would like to do a couple days in a beach town, but are not too keen on going as far as Cape Town.

Does anyone have any recommendations for nice beaches or beach areas that we can travel too for a few days.

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1. Re: Nice Beaches within 10 hours from Johannesburg

Hello, yes absolutely and the nicest beaches too. You can fly or drive (6hours) to Durban and either stay in Durban, they have hotels right on the beachfront and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean are right there, white beaches and safe bathing with shark nets for protection. My recommendation is to either travel north to Umhlanga which is quieter, but still have that holiday vibe. Or go south to Scotburgh or Amanzimtoti. If you want to fly, try one of the cheaper airlines like Mango or Kulula and the flight takes one hour.

Lyn - Owner - Thorntree Tours and Safaris

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2. Re: Nice Beaches within 10 hours from Johannesburg

You could consider going to Mozambique. The beaches are great and the water is warm.

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As far as the KZN South Coast goes, IMO the stretch between Ramsgate and Port Edward is nicer than Toti or Scottburgh - a bit less developed. A longer journey from Jhb but definitely within your 10 hours.

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Thank you so much for the great feedback.

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A great place to stay is Ballito as you have nice long beaches and yet you have restaurants and shops close by. This is an upmarket area and the Durban airport is only a 10 minute drive from Ballito. My favourite place to stay in Ballito is the Coco de Mer boutique hotel.

If you are looking for something a bit more isolated and romantic then the Thonga Beach Lodge might be something for you. www.isibindiafrica.co.za/mabibi/index.htm

This lodge is on your way to Durban. So you could stay here about 2-3 nights and then move on towards Durban.

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Michelle from Cape Town Guide

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