About Ballito

About Ballito

There is so much to know about Ballito and all it has to offer.

An ever-expanding, vibrant seaside town on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, surrounded by Westbrook Beach to the south, Chakas Rock, Salt Rock, Sheffield Beach, Umhlali, Tinley Manor, Blythedale Beach, Stanger and Zinkwazi Beach to the north, flanked by the warm Indian Ocean to the east and green rolling hills of farm lands to the west. Explore some of the many diverse pursuits and visit enchanting locations within easy reach, or simply relax on the warm sandy beaches and soak up the east coasts sun.

With many bustling retail centres, delightful restaurants, fabulous beaches, breathtaking fairways, exhilarating cycle/running trails and 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. 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 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, King Shaka International Airport 15 minutes away, world class hospitals in close proximity, excellent local schools and boom in shopping and entertainment facilities, Ballito has seen an increase in family groups 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

The spectacular bathing beaches are what people love about Ballito, they are protected by nets which are checked daily by the Natal Sharks Board, and qualified life-guards keep an eye on bathers. Surfing & Body boarding – Salmon Bay, Clark Bay, Willard's Main Beach, Thompson Bay, Salt Rock and Tiffany’s Beach are reknown for great wave action.

For those that want to stroll and enjoy the sea views and other beach activities there is the very popular 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.

Ballito is Thriving


Bastling  Ballito is thriving with the developments of Zimbali Coastal Resort, Zimbali Beach Estate, Seaward Estate and 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 elder-sister neighbourhood of Umhlanga Rocks, and 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!

Upcoming Events

Events About Ballito

6:30 am Muddy Princess #1 KZN @ Giba Gorge MTB Park
Muddy Princess #1 KZN @ Giba Gorge MTB Park
Jan 28 @ 6:30 am – Jan 29 @ 4:30 pm
Muddy Princess #1 KZN @ Giba Gorge MTB Park
Muddy Princess is a brand-new 5km obstacle mud run for women – and women only. Our event is for women with all kinds of fitness levels as long as you can crawl, walk, run, climb,[...]
5:00 pm Jeremy Loops: HOME (SA Tour) @ Durban Botanic Gardens
Jeremy Loops: HOME (SA Tour) @ Durban Botanic Gardens
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jeremy Loops: HOME (SA Tour) @ Durban Botanic Gardens
Join us for a special night under African stars with Jeremy Loops, SA’s most happening current artist. Pic (c) Mathilda Mennen https://www.facebook.com/events/1324105354277469/
10:00 am Durban Daydreaming 2017 @ Ollivanders Estate
Durban Daydreaming 2017 @ Ollivanders Estate
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Durban`s most intimate and unique gathering, oozing vibe and sunchine. Durban Daydreaming is a series of boutique summertime festivals thrown in homage of the good times, the sun, the music and the spirit of the[...]
6:00 pm Valentines Open Air Cinema @ Durban Botanic Gardens
Valentines Open Air Cinema @ Durban Botanic Gardens
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Valentines Open Air Cinema @ Durban Botanic Gardens
Join us for a special Valentines experience under the stars with our hugely popular open air cinema screenings. Picnic under the summer skies and impress your loved one with a unique and special experience. https://www.facebook.com/events/1219414384816143/

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