Ballito beach

Ballito and surrounding areas on the North Coast

Ballito is a vibrant seaside town on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Ballito also known as the Dolphin Coast is in close proximity to Westbrook Beach,  Durban's King Shaka International Airport, Thompson's Bay, Chakas Rock, Salt Rock, Sheffield Beach, Umhlali, Tinley Manor, Blythedale Beach, Stanger and Zinkwazi Beach. Ballito is flanked by the warm Indian Ocean to the east and green rolling hills of farm lands to the west.

Opportunities offered to Ballito's visitors are exciting and diverse - the enchanting locations are within easy reach, or you may choose to simply relax on the warm sandy beaches and soak up the east coast's sun.

With Ballito's many bustling  retail centres, sumptuous restaurants, fabulous beaches, breathtaking fairways, exhilarating cycle/running trails, wonderful wedding and conference venues, there is so much to do.

 It is not difficult to see why so many people enjoy holidaying, retiring to, or even buying a second home in Ballito or the surrounding area. Yet out of season things are not wrapped up in moth-balls and deserted, but rather the town is a vibrant hub with a hectic schedule of activities through-out the year.

Living in Ballito or the Dolphin Coast appeals to many, but in the past most have left this dream until their golden years, however with the relocation in recent years of many businesses from the Durban CBD northwards onto the Dolphin Coast, the development of an excellent infrastructure.

 Durban's King Shaka International Airport is only 15 minutes away from Ballito.

World class hospitals in close proximity offering specialist care.

Excellent local schools are available in Ballito offering a variety of different curricula.

Ballito has seen a boom in shopping and entertainment facilities. (Lifestyle Shopping Centre, Tiffany's Shopping Centre and the new Ballito Junction Regional Mall).

Ballito has seen an increase in families moving into the area. This generation mix gives the town it's distinctly all-round "village" charm which sets it apart from most seaboard resort towns.

Ballito Bathing Beaches

Ballito Beaches

Spectacular bathing beaches are a popular attraction.  They are protected by shark nets which are checked daily by the Natal Sharks Board. Qualified life-guards are on duty to ensure bathers' safety.

Surfing & body boarding are popular activities at Salmon Bay, Clark Bay, Willard's Main Beach, Thompson Bay, Salt Rock and Tiffany’s Beach as they are renowned to offer great wave action.

For those that want to stroll and enjoy the sea views and other beach activities there is the very popular the Ballito promenade of 2.6km snaking along the coastline from Willards Beach to Salomon Bay. One could cool down in the refreshing Clark Bay tidal pool if things get a little warm.

Bustling Ballito


Bustling Ballito is thriving with the developments of Zimbali Coastal Resort, Zimbali Beach Estate, Seaward Estate, Umhlali Golf Estate, Simbithi Eco-Estate & Golf Estates, Dunkirk, Brettenwood Coastal Estate and Palm Lakes, as well as many other 'resort-style living' investments.

With land becoming increasingly scarce in the older-sister neighbourhood of Umhlanga Rocks, and with King Shaka Airport, South Africa's newest international airport, less than 15 minutes away at La Mercy, the latest property growth "hot-spot" is right here!

Ballito's Willards Beach

 Ballito's Willards Beach on a fine warm sunny day.

Map of Ballito