5 Unpopular Beach Destinations in Africa that will Enchant You

Partner | Inside Life
February 4, 2022

Traveling around Africa isn’t for the fainthearted, between the logistics of finding direct flights to the exorbitant ticket prices, it can be a daunting task travelling across the continent.

However, with a decent savings plan like Letshego’s LetsGo save and knowledge of what your trip costs, travelling in Africa is an awesome experience, as Letshego is improving lives through diversified lifestyle travel opportunities and exploration of their customers.

If you need any more convincing that you should be doing a little more travelling in Africa, these 5 beach destinations would nudge you in the right direction:

1. Ponta Mamoli – Mozambique

Located between two national parks—Mkuze Game Reserve in South Africa and Maputo Elephant Reserve and about a three-hour drive from the capital of Mozambique, Maputo is Ponta Mamoli a strip along the Indian Ocean of glittering glittering turquoise waters shielded by miles of dry savanna, swampy forest, and floodplains of reed beds and papyrus. There’s lots to do and see here, from snorkeling, scuba diving to safaris, Ponta Mamoli offers a diverse range of activities to suit your taste and the best part about it is that it is never packed with tourists.

2. Lamu Archipelago – Kenya

First off, Lamu town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, so it hardly gets cooler than that. Located off the Northern coast of Mombasa, this cluster of islands has beaches with clear waters perfect for excellent The town itself has quiet, narrow streets that are fascinating to explore and with no cars available you can explore the archipelago’s secret beaches on a traditional dhow.

3. Trou-aux-Biches – Mauritius

One of Mauritius’ best beaches is located in the town of Trou-aux-Biches. What’s awesome about Trou-aux-Biches is that it is a mile of fine sand of public beach. Its west coast location means that it is largely sheltered from the weather during the rainy season, while local restaurants serve cuisine that reflects Mauritius’ multicultural heritage. Watersports keep children and adults entertained, and the southern end of the beach offers a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets.

4. Umzumbe, KwaZulu-Natal, – South Africa

This secluded part of the lush and untouched South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is one of the destinations in the area which has managed to keep clear of development and retain its country charm. Situated not far from Durban, the biggest city in KwaZulu-Natal, this is another great surfing and swimming destination.

5. Anse Source D’Argent – Seychelles

The Seychelles archipelago has long been one of the world’s most romantic destinations and its beaches feature frequently in global Top 10 lists. One of the island nation’s most famous beaches is Anse Source D’Argent, located on the island of La Digue. This stretch of pure white sand is perhaps the archetypal paradise beach, with dramatic boulders, shallow turquoise waters and gently curving palm trees. It’s a great place to soak up the sunshine or go snorkeling, making it a popular stop for visiting day-trippers.

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