Summer Is Calling: The Best Beach Parties In South Africa

People partying with sparklers on a beach

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Published 1 December 2016


The sun’s shining, the water’s warm and the music is pumping - it’s time to get your boogie on at the beach! As summer starts to heat up, so does the party scene along the east and west coast of South Africa. All along the shoreline you’ll find everything from massive music fests, sun-downer sessions and more for your local beach holiday in SA. So pack your sunscreen, slip into your swimsuit and get ready to party the day and night away at South Africa’s best beach party bashes.

Durban beach parties


Scintillating light shows, famous DJs, flowing drinks and banging beats – the ultra-popular Aquafest has it all! Located on Durban’s beautiful New Beach on the East Coast, this ultra-popular party takes place in December and draws crowds from all over the country. Margate Beach When it comes to year-round beach party entertainment, you just can’t beat buzzing

Margate Beach 

This perennially pumping hotspot is located on the South Coast of sunny KZN and has long been a big draw for local beach holiday goers. Featuring a pristine Blue-flag Beach and more bars, restaurants and clubs than you can shake a cocktail umbrella at, you’re never more than a few steps away from a brilliant beach party.

Beach parties in Cape Town

Shimmy Beach Club For those who like their parties on the stylish side, Shimmy Beach Club is definitely your scene. This spectacular beach-front club located in Cape Town features amazing beach views with iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop. Sip on a cocktail and shake your stuff on the dancefloor while the resident DJ spins the city’s hottest tunes.

Corona Sunsets Festival

Kick off your summer beach holiday at the Corona Sunsets Festival in Cape Town. Nestled in the secluded Oudekraal Beach between vibey Camps Bay and Llandudno, this sun-kissed festival starts in the daytime and parties on all the way until the stars come out. Play bat and ball on the beach, take a dip in the water and sway to the beats as day turns to night and the party picks up the pace.

Parties in Jeffreys Bay

Jbay Bash

With its wild waves, awesome surfing and stunning sunsets, Jeffrey’s Bay has long been a favourite for local beach holidays. Try something a little different this summer with an ocean-side shindig on the Jolly Dolphin Party Ship. Hop aboard and get your sea legs on the dance floor while live music, spectacular entertainment and drinks on ice set the scene.

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