Holidaying at the Top 5 Beach Resorts in Africa

Many beach resorts in Africa will appeal to those searching for a holiday filled with sand, surf and sun. There are some beaches along the continent’s east and west coasts that stand out from the rest, with a combination of beautiful seascapes and world-class accommodation to match. These are the top five beach resorts in Africa as recommended by and partners of Airlink. 

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa: Thonga Beach Lodge 

Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site along South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal coast. This 24-bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of Africa’s last pristine wilderness coastlines made up of forests, grasslands, bush, lakes and exquisite sandy beaches.

Nampula, Mozambique: Nuarro Lodge 

The beautiful Nuarro Lodge in Nampula, northern Mozambique along a 2km stretch of secluded coastline. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean together with good visibility and diverse marine life in Nanatha Bay ensure world-class diving and snorkeling. The bush-beach experience includes sunset cruises onboard traditional dhows, watching humpback whales, and mountain-biking along the bush trail.

Skeleton Coast, Namibia: Pelican Point Lodge 

The most secluded location on Namibia's Skeleton Coast is home to only one lodge - Pelican Point. Housed in the old port authority building in Walvis Bay and adjoining an 83-year-old lighthouse at Pelican Point, the lodge is equal parts historical monument and luxury beach accommodation. The ocean landscape and wildlife are a photographer’s dream.

Diamonds Mequdi Beach

Pemba, Mozambique: Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort 

Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort is 5-star luxury accommodation situated in the seaside town of Pemba, northern Mozambique. Pemba is part of Quirimbas National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that holds cultural and natural heritage. The lodge provides maximum privacy, exclusivity and relaxation, while also catering to the adventurous with ocean excursions.

Nosy Be, Madagascar: Andilana Beach Resort 

In the heart of a tropical garden on the remote Nosy Be, lies Madagascar’s largest hotel and tourist complex - Andilana Beach Resort. Lining almost 1km of the island’s shoreline, Andilana has exclusive beach access as well as private excursions within the archipelago to experience the best in snorkelling, diving and guided nature walks.

Andilana Beach Resort

Whether you’re actively planning an African beach holiday or browsing destinations for future travels, we know that our five favourite beach resorts will help you with your decision!