Awesome! 5 SA beaches voted among the World's 100 best

29 November 2018 - 00:00 By Staff reporter
Plettenberg Bay's Noetzie Beach is renowned for its castles which were built in the 1930s.
Plettenberg Bay's Noetzie Beach is renowned for its castles which were built in the 1930s.
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There's no need to book an eye-watering expensive international flight to visit some of the world's best beaches. Instead you can take a sho't left to Plettenberg Bay, the Wild Coast, Cape Town or Port Elizabeth.

That's because five beaches in these destinations have been named among The World's Top 100 Beaches in a new ranking from Flight Network, a leading online travel agency.

Flight Network compiled their Top 100 list in conjunction with over 1,000 travel professionals including tour agents and journalists. The beaches were given scores out of 10 for Sheer Untouched Beauty, Remoteness and, Sand and Water Quality. The weather was also taken into account.

Here are the Mzansi beaches that made the grade:

1. NOETZIE BEACH, PLETTENBERG BAY

Rank on Top 100 list: 16

What's to love? Flight Network called Noetzie Beach "wondrous", raving about its golden sands, historic castles and setting in a hidden bay bordered by forests and fynbos. 

2. COFFEE BAY, WILD COAST

Rank on Top 100 list: 21

What's to love? This beach got 10/10 for its sheer untouched beauty, remoteness and sand and water quality. "With the popular Hole in the Wall, which is excellent for bird watching, along with nature walks and hiking trails, this truly is the perfect beach for a relaxing holiday," said Flight Network.

The famous Hole in the Wall near Coffee Bay.
The famous Hole in the Wall near Coffee Bay.
Image: Simphiwe Nkwali

3. CAMPS BAY, CAPE TOWN

Rank on Top 100 list: 32

What's to love? Camps Bay is described as a celeb hot spot boasting white sands, relaxing tidal pools and lots of nearby restaurants for sundowners.

4. BOULDERS BEACH, CAPE TOWN

Rank on Top 100 list: 62

What's to love? Flight Network calls Boulders Beach "an explore-worthy national landmark" thanks to its many granite boulders and resident penguins.

Penguins frolic on Boulders Beach near Simons Town in the Cape.
Penguins frolic on Boulders Beach near Simons Town in the Cape.
Image: 123RF/anitasstudio

5. HOBIE BEACH, PORT ELIZABETH

Rank on Top 100 list: 88

What's to love? Hobie Beach is described as an all-rounder that's good for sunbathing, swimming, body surfing and exploring sheltered rock pools.  

For the full list of The World's Top 100 Beaches for 2018, visit flightnetwork.com.


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