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. Ballito or also known as the Dolphin Coast is surrounded by Westbrook Beach and Durban's King Shaka International Airport at La Mercy to the south, Thompson's Bay, 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 and new retail centres, delightful 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. 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 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

6:00 am Fun in the sun @ Hazelmere Dam
Fun in the sun @ Hazelmere Dam
Mar 25 @ 6:00 am – Mar 26 @ 10:00 am
Fun in the sun @ Hazelmere Dam
Fun In The Sun, commonly known as FITS, is an outdoor music festival that takes place a mere 20km off the shoreline of Umhlanga Fun In The Sun is more than an average music festival[...]
12:00 pm Ballito Dolphins Vs. SA Rugby Le... @ Sugar Rush Park
Ballito Dolphins Vs. SA Rugby Le... @ Sugar Rush Park
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ballito Dolphins Vs. SA Rugby Legends @ Sugar Rush Park
Come and enjoy a fun day on the field and cheer on our Ballito Dolphins Old Boys as they take on some of the most legendary names in South African Rugby! 12h30 – Ballito dolphins[...]
5:00 pm The Litchi Orchard Farmer’s Market @ The Litchi Orchard
The Litchi Orchard Farmer’s Market @ The Litchi Orchard
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Litchi Orchard Farmer's Market @ The Litchi Orchard
Our Night Market is held monthly on the last Friday of each month! Each is an event in its own right and should be a firm fixture for those looking for a strong dose of[...]

Map of Ballito