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Sea Glass in South Africa Anyone?

by Candice
(Cape Town, South Africa)

We need photos of South Africa sea glass!

We need photos of South Africa sea glass!

My name is Candice and I from Cape Town, South Africa.

While visiting in the states i developed an interest in collecting sea glass off northern california beaches.

I am really enjoying it but return home soon and was interested in hearing of any beaches that have been reported as holding sea glass in my area.

I see on your list of countries mentioned, that South Africa is included. However, the name mentioned is Pretoria, a landlocked area of the country. I am sure that no SEA glass could have been found there, perhaps some other type of churned glass though.

If you know of any beaches in South Africa that are known to "stock" sea glass then i would love to investigate them. I will surely let you know of my findings!

Have you heard of any such beaches?

Wishing you all the best!


Hi Candice,

Thanks for your nice note. I feel so embarrassed, as I used to be so good at geography.

Nothing new has come in for South Africa. I'm sure Cape Town has got to have some decent sea glass beaches. I just think it hasn't caught on there yet, although our site statistics do show visitors from South Africa.

What I will do is post your note to questions and see if anyone in that area of South Africa responds.

Please let us know what you find there with photos if possible.

and BE CAREFUL. Sea glass is addicting!

David and Lin

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Aug 14, 2016
Strand and Gordons Bay
by: Amanda Bredenkamp Koker

Hi Candice

I'm glad there are fellow collectors. I currently live in South Korea and I collect here, but I grew up in Strand, Western Cape.

You will find sea glass on the beach where they permit dogs, in Strand. Between the pier and where beach road turns up towards R44 closer to Gordon's Bay.

There's a huge hotel on the corner. Those beaches are rocky and I have found seaglass there.

Blue is hard to find but plenty brown and green.

We should stay in touch. When I am home in March we can go collecting together.

Jan 27, 2016
Sea Glass - Durban South Africa
by: Jill

Whilst Ivan left a comment on this site wishing to sell his sea glass and pottery shards, I have tried contacting him both via email and cell to no avail.

Needless to say I am deeply disappointed. If there is anybody else in South Africa who is looking to sell sea glass please let me know urgently.

Many thanks,


Jan 13, 2016
Sea glass and pottery shard's
by: Ivan

Hi I am in Pretoria South Africa but lived in the Eastern Cape for some time and came across a sea glass collector that was wanting to buy a yacht and travel the world and for that reason gave a abundance of sea glass and sea pottery shards to me .....me being a jewelry maker and artist he just wanted to give it to someone who could use and appreciate it.

He and his spouse collected these items over a period of 15 years and some have been carbon dated by a university of sort I believe ....I moved back to Pretoria for personal reasons and currently I'm working on different projects and want to sell these items ....feel free to contact me on +27 83 2511362 or email me on hellboy.blade at gee mail


Jan 08, 2016
Durban, South Africa
by: Jill

Hi, since a recent trip to an island off Mozambique, I have fallen in love with sea glass (they used it in all their decor which was absolutely stunning).

But unfortunately there is none available in Durban and surrounds that I am aware of.

Hence I am looking to BUY some locally.

Do you have any idea who sells sea glass in South Africa? Or internationally for that matter?

I'm desperate to start on some sea glass projects. Any ideas?

Many thanks, Jill - jillymcg at g mail

Dec 31, 2015
Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa Sea Glass
by: Gabrielle Karamanian - Vancouver BC Canada

Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

I was shocked at the abundance of good sea glass.

I ran around grabbing glass from all over until I realized it would weigh down my luggage too much.


Sadly, there are a lot of vagrants and homeless people on this beach.

It's perfectly safe during the day but I would recommend wearing closed shoes on this beach.

Happy collecting.

Dec 27, 2015
Three Anchor Bay - Cape Town sea glass
by: Jani

Three Anchor bay has some very nicely rounded green and white pieces.

Have found some blue-green pieces there too.

Cosy bay between Camps Bay and Hout Bay has beautiful white sea glass.

And interesting bits of porcelain too.

Oct 19, 2015
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Apr 23, 2015
I can help u
by: cathy gravely

I actually do not have much of an idea as to where we can get sea glass.

But one of my friends working in the coastal department can actually help us I guess.

I have already asked him about this. He said he will reply to me shortly.

Jun 10, 2014
Knysna, Mossel Bay and Victoria Bay
by: Jenny

Lots of sea glass can be found on the pebble beach at The Heads, Knysna.

Green, Brown and White with odd findings of shades of pink. No blue found during regular visits over a seven-month period.

Coney Glen Knysna also good for sea glass.

Same colours found at Victoria Bay, near George.

Mossel Bay where the tidal pool is located and surfers beyond the rocks at The Point.

This area at low tide down the stairs from the parking lot is good for sea glass and wonderful for pickings of shells and shell texture, colour and shape pieces.

Can 'sit' for hours sifting through the shelly sand.

Jan 02, 2013
South Coast Beaches - South Africa
by: trevor

I collect on these beaches all the time only green , brown (beer bottles i think) and white sea glass found so far

Aug 05, 2010
Sea Glass in S. Africa
by: Anonymous

Ok, just returned from Cape Town - found a TON of sea glass out front of Camps Beach, where all the huge boulders were...

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