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Best coast: 9 lekker seaside spots

Photo: Deon Lategan
Photo: Deon Lategan

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: South Africa has one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. And all along our 2 800 km perimeter, you’ll find little and not-so-little towns just waiting to be explored. Nine readers tell us about their favourites, from KZN to the West Coast.

I like the climate in Amanzimtoti. We don’t really experience winter temperatures and the beach is always there, free to enjoy. Karmen and I have three kids – Liam (10), Zoe (8) and Caleb (7), and a Staffie called Max. We often head to Baggies Beach, the swimming beach at Warner Beach, just south of ’Toti. The tidal pool (pictured) is ideal for children. It’s also one of my favourite places to take photos with my drone.

Even though I had swum in the tidal pool many times, I was surprised to see what it looked like from above. I took this photo with my old drone – a DJI Mavic Pro. I recently upgraded to the Mavic Air 2 and it’s great! Wind is the biggest challenge and that’s the only drawback about flying along our coastline – the wind picks up regularly.

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