Now not many people are willing to strip themselves naked and go for a swim surrounded by other naked people but there certainly is a community of people who love to go skinny dipping and apparently South Africa is one of the best places to do so.
A study has found that the seventh best place to go swimming naked is right here in Mzansi.
SA world’s 7th best place for skinny dipping
South Africa has an endless list of problems that range from corruption to poverty and unemployment but apparently, it’s not all bad here – especially for people who love getting naked on the beach.
Research done by Outforia reveals that Mzansi is among the top ten best places in the world to go skinny dipping with 17 designated areas just for those who love going nude. Nudists have their pick of beaches, clubs, and 25 naturist campsites.
SA places right behind Israel and beats the UK as one of the best countries in the world for nudists to let their hair and everything else hang loose.
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Meanwhile, France takes the number one spot with 397 nudist beaches and 212 naturist campsites. The United States follows at second place with 299 nudist beaches and 253 naturist campsites.
Also on the list are Spain, Thailand, Australia, and Greece.
Where are these magical South African places?
Cape Town Magazine shares that Sandy Bay beach, Coetzenburg Pool, Strand Beach, Camps Bay Beach, Silvermine Dam, Table Mountain, Beaverlac, and the Drakensburg mountains hold some of the best spaces for skinny dipping enthusiasts even though some of these places are not certified skinny dipping sites.
Meanwhile, a few nudists share their experiences:
Khanyisa Ziqhu told the publication:
“Not really a skinny-dipping spot, but Camps Bay was my first with my oh-so adventurous boyfriend and some friends, before curfews and alcohol bans.”
Ndabie Kgosidialwa says:
“Beaverlac, in the Cederberg. Or, if you’re close to the Drakensberg, Richelle Steyn recommends the Marble Baths.”
The South African beach that takes the cup
Mpenatji beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast has been called one of the best beaches in the world for skinny dipping. According to IOL, the beach was given a ‘Skinny Dipping Index Score’ of 59 and was based on factors like beach quality, safety, weather, Blue Flag status, and hotel cost.
MyDatingAdviser did the study and found that the Durban beach came in at number 16 while Lokrum Island, Dubrovnik in Croatia came in at first place, Spiaggia della Lecciona, Tuscany, Italy at second and Maslin Beach, Adelaide, Australia at third.