This is a list of social nudity places in Africa. The list includes nude beaches and naturist resorts, where people practise skinny dipping , naked bodysurfing or any other form of nude recreation. There are no beaches in South Africa where the right to bathe nude is protected. However, Sandy Bay and the Umhlanga Lagoon and Mpenjati beach are beaches where nudity is accepted  and bathers are very unlikely to be prosecuted for simply being naked. Mpenjati beach was approved as a naturist beach by the local town council in charge of the area, however the Public Protector ruled that the proper procedures had not been followed in proclaiming Mpenjati as a naturist beach. Nudist beaches are by nature remote and secluded and it is unfortunate that in South Africa this makes them unsafe as criminals find them ideal for their purposes too.
Big 5 holiday at a Game Reserve
South Africans bare all at first official nudist beach
Tailor-make your tours from these naturist accommodation venues:. The Eden Tour is created to cater for the worldwide demand of Nudists to enjoy some of the most picturesque places in South Africa. Hosting some of the best beaches and natural scenery in the world, this tour takes Nudists to exactly that and more. See the Big Five in the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa, visit spectacular beaches and stay at comfortable nudist accommodation. Nudist activities are written in green. Day 1: You will be picked up at the King Shaka International Airport in Durban between 8 am and 9 am or at your nearby hotel and we go straight to our first nudist beach.
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Nudist beaches, which used to be something you associated with Europe, can now be found across the globe, as more and more shores have opened themselves up to folks who want to let it all hang out and avoid tan lines. You can see the full list here. Despite this, there are a few official nudist beaches. Technically all of the beaches on Sylt are clothing optional, but Buhne 16 was the first and is still the foremost location for nude sunbathing along the German shore. This is the worlds longest nudist beach at 7,8 km from end to end. Note: the mysterious rock carvings at the end of the beach are a modern creation and definitely not ancient Minoan relics. Although the Caribbean is known for its super chilled beaches, this is one of the few where nudity is tolerated — naked sunbathing is technically illegal in St. Anse de Grande Saline or Saline Beach is another self-catering beach.
Saturday, April 04, A metre yard stretch of Mpenjati Beach, which lies on the Indian Ocean, received local government approval last year to become the continent's first official nudist venue. Pavlovic said earlier that planned activities during the Easter weekend would include volleyball and sack races. South Africa has been home to unofficial nude beaches for decades, such as Cape Town's famous Sandy Bay, but this was the first weekend of authorised naked beach sports and sunbathing. Last-minute objections by a local group secured a compromise from officials, who have designated the opening as a "trial run". The residents' group said in its appeal that naked sun-lovers would have a "negative effect on a society that is striving for wholesome lifestyles".