Seaside hotels can be big and beautiful, or smaller and a little more under-the-radar. Exclusive Getaways recommends some coastal getaways that should not be overlooked in favour of the more obvious beach hotels.

Cape St Francis Beach Break Villas

Six luxury villas are set on the edge of sand dunes overlooking Cape St Francis beach. These beachside 4- and 5-bedroom villas are ideal for families or small groups wanting sole-use holiday accommodation – available on either on a bed and breakfast or self-catering basis.

The Sands @ St Francis Bay

This inviting 5-star guesthouse is located in the picturesque seaside village of St Francis Bay. A luxurious African beach house, it offers five spacious en-suite bedrooms, all with uninterrupted views of the majestic Indian Ocean and the endless stretch of pristine coastline.

Umngazi Hotel & Spa on the Wild Coast

This welcoming hotel has a breathtaking location at a river mouth on the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast – a holiday playground of rugged coastline, indigenous forests, blue waters and idyllic beaches. Catering to families and couples, the resort offers thatched bungalows set in indigenous gardens at the edge of the river.

Crawfords Beach Lodge on the Wild Coast

This wonderful 4-star Wild Coast destination is situated off the beaten track 42 km from East London, and is an ideal for a family beach holiday in an unspoiled area. It offers a great combination of family-friendly accommodation, idyllic scenery and beach activities on the doorstep.

On The Beach at Jeffreys Bay

This 4-star guesthouse is set right on the beach at Jeffreys Bay, and provides accommodation for a beach holiday on either on a bed and breakfast basis, or in self-catering apartments. There are sublime ocean views from the lounge, bar and outdoor verandas, and from most of the rooms.

Mail us to book or speak to us on +27 21 797 7122.