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Beaches

Have a look at some of the beautiful beaches the coastline has to offer...

Golf Courses

Here's a list of the amazing golf courses in the area, read more below...

Restaurants

Here's a list of some of the amazing restaurants in the area... 

Activities

There's a large list of activities for people of all ages to experience in the area...

Shopping Centres

Here's a list of the many shopping centres in and around Ballito... 

Beauty

Here's an overview of all the Health, Beauty & Wellness options in the area... 

Markets

There's a number of markets to choose from in the area too, have a look here...

Events

Here's some of the upcoming events in and around Ballito, see below...

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BEACHES: 11x Beaches & 6x Tidal Pools

 

Few experiences rival the lasting memories created by a seaside holiday. The beach offers a blend of relaxation, rejuvenation, and sheer enjoyment, making it an ideal escape for the entire family. Along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, the warm waters of the Indian Ocean beckon, providing an inviting setting to unwind on a deck chair or bask in the sun on soft sands.

Whether you're a wave rider, a leisurely bather, an aspiring snorkeler, or a fishing enthusiast, the North Coast's beaches cater to a variety of water sports and activities. From surfing to shallow wading, from snorkeling adventures to tranquil swims in tidal pools, there's something for everyone to revel in while embracing the fresh air and sea breeze.

 

Discover the most sought-after beaches and tidal pools, offering ample opportunities to soak up the coastal sunshine and create cherished moments by the shore.

 

 

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THOMPSON'S

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THOMPSON'S

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Thompson’s Bay captivates tourists with attractions like Charlie’s Pool, a captivating tidal pool, and a unique rock formation known as the Hole-In-The-Wall, offering picturesque opportunities amidst the diverse rock formations.

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SALT ROCK

BEACH

SALT ROCK

With its serene and tranquil ambiance, Salt Rock Beach provides an ideal setting for beach reading and relaxation, attracting crowds during the Ballito Pro surfing event's free music concerts.

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SALMON BAY

SALMON BAY

Salmon Bay is renowned as a hub for ski boat, jet ski, and paddle ski enthusiasts, hosting the esteemed Ballito Ski Boat Club's annual fishing competition, drawing participants from across the country.

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CLARKE BAY

CLARKE BAY

A beloved bathing spot in Ballito, Clarke Bay is also a favored location for dolphin sightings. By night, the area comes alive with vibrant nightlife, notably hosting the renowned Ballito New Year’s Eve Street Party.

Restaurants - Fabulous Food

The North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is a culinary haven, offering a diverse array of eateries catering to every palate. From casual burger joints to upscale steakhouses, from delicate seafood dishes to hearty curries, and from traditional pizzas to international cuisines like Italian, Greek, and Japanese, there's something to satisfy every culinary craving. With an increasing number of vegetarian and vegan options, visitors are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to culinary adventures.

To tantalize your taste buds, here are some must-try experiences:

 

YORI OKI SUSHI & GRILL 

Indulge in the delicate flavours of Japan at Yori Oki Sushi & Grill, offering an intimate dining experience complemented by an extensive menu of Japanese whiskeys and liquors. Located at the Lifestyle Centre, contact 087 711 2001 for reservations.

 

PRAWN CURRY 

For an exceptional curry experience, head to Impulse by the Sea restaurant in Tinley Manor, renowned for their Indian cuisine and particularly their delectable Prawn Curry. Contact 032 554 4008 to savour this culinary delight. 

 

A GOOD START TO THE DAY

 

Begin your day on a delightful note with a scrumptious breakfast at one of the charming cafes dotting the North Coast. Consider these excellent options:

 

Grumpy’s Beach Bar (Blythedale):

Contact 083 463 0691 for a cozy beachside breakfast experience. 

 

The Waterberry Cafe (Ballito):

Call 032 946 2797 to relish a delectable breakfast amidst a charming ambiance. 

 

Salt Cafe (Shaka's Rock):

Dial 032 525 5576 to enjoy a fulfilling breakfast with stunning ocean views.

 

The Grand Exotic Cafe

For a memorable brunch experience, head to The Grand Exotic Cafe in Sheffield Beach. Revel in delightful cuisine, tranquil surroundings, and remarkable architecture by calling 076 435 6090 for reservations.

 

BUNNY CHOW

Indulge in the flavours of Indian cuisine with the iconic "bunny chow"—a hollowed-out loaf of bread brimming with delectable curry. Savor this beloved dish at the following establishments:

 

Famous Bunny (Ballito):

Call 032 586 1363 to relish this authentic delight. 

 

Sasol Garage (Umhlali):

Dial 032 525 5105 to experience the irresistible flavours of bunny chow. 

 

Impulse by the Sea (Tinley Manor):

Contact 032 554 4626 for a memorable culinary adventure.

 

SIGGI’S

Join the locals in savouring German cuisine at Siggi's, where the Eisbein is a standout dish. For a taste of authenticity, call 032 525 7460 to reserve your table.

 

45 ON EAT STREET

Experience contemporary dining accompanied by live music, jazz performances, and open mic sessions year-round at 45 ON EAT STREET in the Lifestyle Centre in Ballito. Indulge in a diverse array of mouth-watering dishes prepared with fresh and fabulous ingredients, offering a delightful fusion of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Asian flavours. Located in the Lifestyle Centre, contact 087 460 0085 to reserve your table.

 

RAY’S KITCHEN

Located in Dunkirk Estate, Salt Rock, Ray’s Kitchen promises a menu of quality dishes in a laid-back outdoor atmosphere. For a satisfying dining experience, contact 032 525 4505 to savour their delectable offerings.

 

THE FIG TREE

Located in Simbithi Country Club in Salt Rock, The Fig Tree restaurant offers a charming setting with breathtaking views of the golf course. Whether for a romantic dinner or a family gathering, indulge in fresh, locally sourced cuisine paired with fine wine. Contact 032 946 5403 to make your reservation and enjoy a memorable dining experience.

SHOPPING

No holiday is truly complete without a dose of retail therapy, and the North Coast boasts a variety of modern shopping malls and charming markets to satisfy every shopper's desires. Whether you're in search of trendy clothing, beach essentials, stylish home decor, or fresh produce and delectable treats, you'll find it all conveniently located nearby

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BALLITO JUNCTION

Discover everything you need under one roof at Ballito Junction Regional Mall, the largest shopping destination on the North Coast. With three expansive floors of shops, ranging from popular chain stores to unique boutiques, as well as supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, and coffee shops, you'll find everything you desire and more. Enjoy indoor entertainment options, catch a movie, dine at the food court, or try your luck at Goldrush Bingo and Casino. With activities to entertain the whole family, including options for rainy days, Ballito Junction promises hours of enjoyable shopping and leisure.

LIFESTYLE CENTRE

Conveniently located across from Ballito Junction, the Lifestyle Centre provides a charming alfresco shopping experience, drawing crowds with live music performances, especially on weekends. Explore a diverse range of offerings, including clothing, outdoor gear, gourmet food, home decor outlets, a well-stocked bottle store, and a variety of popular restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets. For those seeking a quiet workspace with Wi-Fi, the newly opened Next Level provides a convenient solution.

MOUNT RICHMORE SHOPPING CENTRE

Nestled in New Salt Rock City, opposite Dunkirk Estate, Mount Richmore offers a relaxed European boulevard-style shopping experience. Featuring prominent stores such as Woolworths, Checkers, Clicks, as well as a selection of popular shops and restaurants, Mount Richmore promises a leisurely shopping outing.

 

ODYSSEY BALLITO

Experience a curated selection of brands in a tranquil and relaxed setting at Ballito's newest retail center, Odyssey Ballito. Discover carefully chosen offerings amidst a serene atmosphere, perfect for a laid-back shopping excursion.

 

THE CIRCLE

Located adjacent to the Shell petrol station in Ballito, The Circle offers convenience with a range of amenities, including a spacious fruit and vegetable shop and a dedicated fishing tackle store.

 

THE QUARTER

Designed as a destination for the discerning shopper, The Quarter presents boutique shopping experiences, professional business services, and upscale cafe restaurants, catering to those with refined tastes.

 

TIFFANY’S MALL

Tiffany’s Mall caters to the communities of Sheffield, Salt Rock, and uMhlali, offering a boutique-style shopping experience in a relaxed atmosphere. With a mix of shops, eateries, and essential stores, this mall serves as a convenient stopover center for residents returning home.

Markets

BURNEDALE MARKET

Located within Burnedale Farm in Umhlali, Burnedale Market is renowned for its famous cafe, beauty spas, and artisanal market. Visitors can pick up fresh produce, browse boutique stores, and entertain the kids with a play area and farm animal feeding.

 

THE LITCHI ORCHARD MARKET

A must-visit destination in Salt Rock, The Litchi Orchard Market features a variety of artisanal food, crafts, and handmade goods. Home to The Shed, famous for its craft beer, this market offers a delightful shopping experience.

 

BALLITO FARMER’S MARKET

The Ballito Farmer’s Market is a vibrant and exciting destination in the sugarcane near Shakaskraal with over 150 traders plying their wares. Visitors can enjoy a unique shopping experience with plenty of space for families to relax and soak up the atmosphere.

Spoil Yourself – You Deserve It

The holidays offer the perfect opportunity to indulge and pamper yourself, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and ready to fully enjoy your time away.

SPA TREAT

Treat yourself to a luxurious spa day that will exceed your expectations and leave you feeling revitalized and utterly pampered. With numerous high-end spas, salons, and fitness centres scattered across the North Coast, indulging in self-care should be at the top of your holiday agenda.

PERFECT NAILS

For a touch of glamour, visit one of the many nail bars along the North Coast to get your manicure and pedicure done for that special night out. With skilled technicians and a range of options to choose from, you'll feel polished and ready to shine.

 

STYLISH HAIR

Revitalize your hair after a day of sun and sea with a professional wash and blow wave. Treat yourself to a salon experience that will uplift your spirits and leave you looking and feeling fabulous.

BODY SESSION

Stay active during your holiday by exploring the diverse fitness options available. Whether you prefer gentle yoga sessions or intense workouts, there's something to suit all fitness enthusiast’s preferences and needs.

Whether you opt for a soothing full-body massage, a refreshing facial, a glamorous manicure or pedicure, or any other indulgent beauty treatment, take the time to unwind, embrace the serene surroundings, and leave your worries behind.

Golf Courses

No holiday would be truly fulfilling without a couple of rounds of golf, with the invigorating sea breeze tousling your hair, palm trees dancing in the wind, and impeccably manicured green lawns beneath your feet. Along KwaZulu-Natal's North Coast, you'll find golf courses that rival the finest in the world.

DARNALL COUNTRY CLUB

Experience the tranquility of Darnall Country Club amidst its serene countryside setting, boasting a challenging nine-hole golf course. Affiliated with the KwaZulu-Natal Golf Union, this club offers caddy services on weekends and public holidays, along with an array of sporting facilities including squash, tennis, bowls, darts, snooker, and swimming.

PRINCES GRANT GOLF ESTATE

Indulge in the exclusivity of Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, nestled along the pristine North Coast with captivating ocean vistas. Designed by Peter Matkovich, the 18-hole course features immaculate greens and consistently earns the prestigious 5-star Golf Experience Award.

SIMBITHI COUNTRY CLUB

Discover the crown jewel of Simbithi Country Club, renowned for its breathtaking 18-hole golf course also crafted by Peter Matkovich. With strategically placed greens, pristine fairways, and a layout that challenges every aspect of your game, it promises an unforgettable golfing experience amidst stunning surroundings.Simbithi, South Africa’s inaugural executive course, presents a par-60 challenge, comprising a mix of par-3s, par-4s, and a single par-5. Each hole bears a name reflective of its historical farmland origins, adding intrigue to your round.

UMHLALI COUNTRY CLUB

Delight in the scenic splendour of Umhlali Country Club, boasting one of the province's premier golf courses. With expansive fairways, picturesque lakes, and swaying palm trees, this club offers a complete golfing experience. Practice your swings at the full driving range equipped with chipping greens, a putting green, and bunkers. For all your golfing essentials, visit the Pro Shop conveniently located within the country club.

ZIMBALI COUNTRY CLUB

Embark on an unforgettable golfing journey at Zimbali Country Club, home to a captivating 18-hole course designed by Tom Weiskopf. Offering diverse terrain, including forested holes and breathtaking sea views, this course promises an exceptional experience. The courteous clubhouse staff ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout your visit, making your time at Zimbali a memorable one.

More Adventures for the Whole Family

The North Coast presents a myriad of experiences. From outdoor adventures to serene nature escapes, lively nightlife, and indoor activities for rainy days, the options are endless. Here are our top picks, just a glimpse of the incredible adventures awaiting you on the North Coast. And remember, there's plenty more to discover!

 

Adventure Valley:

Located 15km inland from Ballito, Adventure Valley offers family activities including a 1.5km zipline tour, the first-in-the-world "parazip," and a 70m waterslide to cool down in the warm climate.

 

Amatikulu Nature Reserve:

Just 45 minutes from King Shaka International Airport, this reserve features lush forests ideal for birdwatching, canoeing, fishing, and swimming in the Amatikulu and Nyoni River estuaries.

Dokodweni Lagoon:

Perfect for jet skiing and canoeing.

 

Fishing: Enjoy freshwater, surf, or deep-sea fishing options

 

Holla Trails:

Over 360km of marked trails suitable for both novice and experienced mountain bikers.

 

Litchi Season at The Litchi Orchard:

During litchi season in Salt Rock, visit The Litchi Orchard to enjoy plump, sweet litchis on low-hanging branches, and relax at the market and cafe.

 

Luthuli Museum:

Explore the original home of Chief Albert Luthuli, South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize recipient, surrounded by manicured gardens. Admission is free, allowing visitors to soak up the history of this influential figure.

 

Microlight Flights:

Experience the stunning views of the sugarcane fields and coastline from above in an open microlight cockpit, feeling the wind in your hair as you soar through the skies.

 

Monkeyland-KZN:

A fun family outing near Ballito, where you can explore a variety of primates in their forest habitat.

 

Rain Farm Game & Lodge:

Only 20 minutes from Ballito, Rain Farm offers African safari/game drives where you can spot wildlife such as zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, and more. Other activities include trail walks, pellet gun shooting, and romantic picnics.

 

Redwoods Riding Centre:

Enjoy horse riding just 15 minutes from Ballito, with relaxing champagne and breakfast rides.

 

Seula:

Located by the Tugela River, offering activities like archery, obstacle courses, and abseiling.

 

Sugar Rush Park:

A day at Sugar Rush Park offers entertainment for the whole family, including biking and running trails, laser tag, archery, putt-putt, a rugby field, a reptile park, a petting zoo, and various other activities. The park also hosts music concerts and events.

 

Surfers Kite and Surf Centre:

Pro surfers can ride the North Coast's swells, and beginners can take kite surfing lessons.

 

Tamane Bush Camp:

Escape city life and enjoy nature at this campsite, offering activities like hiking, cycling, quad biking, and archery.

 

The Flag Animal Farm:

Located in Tinley Manor, this farm allows visitors to experience farm life by milking cows, feeding goats, and riding horses.

 

Thompson's Bay:

Rated as the best beach in Ballito, Thompson's Bay offers attractions such as the Hole-In-The-Wall natural rock formation and Charlie's Pool, a large tidal pool abundant in sea life.

 

Tidal Tao:

Learn snorkeling and explore vibrant reefs with beginner lessons available.

 

Tugela River Mouth Reserve:

Located on the South Bank of the Tugela River, this reserve offers wildlife sightings, hiking trails, and excellent bird-watching opportunities. Look out for species like zebra, impala, duiker, vervet monkey, mongoose, and more.

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