This is the best beach in South Africa

A South African beach has been ranked among the best beaches in the world – and yes, it is in Cape Town.

Camps Bay beach has been voted as the 17th best beach in the world, in the 2016 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice awards.

The beach scored 4.5 stars from 1,337 reviews on the travel platform, taking the place as the best beach in South Africa, and the second best beach in Africa.

Camps Bay, South Africa

Camps Bay

Sharm El Luli beach in Marsa Alam, Egypt, was ranked ahead of Camps Bay at 13th, overall.

Grace Bay, in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean was voted as the best beach in the world, with its clean, clear water and hundreds of shades of blue.

Baia do Sancho beach in Brazil was ranked second, followed by Cuba’s Playa Paraiso, Anse Lazio in the Seychelles and Cayo de Agua in Venezuela.

#1 – Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands

Grace Bay
Grace Bay

#2 – Baia do Sancho, Brazil

Baia do Sancho

#3 – Playa Paraiso, Cuba

Playa Paraiso Cuba

#4 – Anse Lazio, Seychelles

Anse Lazio

#5 – Cayo de Agua, Venezuela

Cayo de Agua

Top 10 beaches in the world

# Beach Region Country
1 Grace Bay Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands
2 Baia do Sancho Fernando de Noronha Brazil
3 Playa Paraiso Cayo Largo Cuba
4 Anse Lazio Praslin Island Seychelles
5 Cayo de Agua Los Roques National Park Venezuela
6 Flamenco Beach Culebra Puerto Rico
7 Playa de Ses Illetes Formentera Balearic Islands
8 Ngapali Beach Ngapali Myanmar
9 West Bay Beach West Bay Hondurus
10 Nacpan Beach El Nido Philippines
17 Camps Bay Cape Town South Africa

You can view the full list at TripAdvisor.

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