Spend two minutes at Tofo Beach and you'll see why the label 'Africa's Goa' sticks to the postcard-perfect stretch of gold so readily. The description's a little lazy perhaps, but then this is a place that positively encourages you to be idle. The Indian Ocean does the waves-lapping-up-against-the-shore very adeptly, both at the sheltered swimming strip and the wilder Tofinho Beach, where surfers take to the waters. Below the water's surface, Tofo offers up some unforgettable moments - not least whale sharks in the summer, and year-round opportunities to swim among Manta Rays. But if that all sounds too active, a scattering of beachside bars makes lazing afternoons away a tempting proposition. And be sure to take a photo if you see any clouds - they're collectors' items around these parts.