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Accommodation, Activities

A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Ballito, South Africa


Situated on the North Coast of Durban in KwaZulu Natal is Ballito – a beautiful coastal town known for the Bottlenose Dolphins that frequent its waters.  Just off the N2 national freeway Ballito is a thriving community of shopping centres, housing estates and small beach shops, all rolled into one.  Excellent family adventure attractions are available from a crocodile farm, surf schools to the great Sugar Rush Park.

Ballito extends from Zimbali in the south to the northern Tugela River.  A town steeped in history and cultural diversity is one of the top tourist destinations for the province.  Surrounded on one side by lush green vegetation and sparkly blue sea and pristine beaches on the other – Ballito is the perfect holiday town.

With easy access to Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, Ballito’s residential community has grown significantly in recent years with many secure complexes being built, the largest being Zimbali and Simbithi.

General Information

Ballito has a lot to offer tourists, like great family activities, beaches for swimming and surfing, tidal pools, fishing spots, and shopping malls.

With first-rate fishing spots in and around Ballito this is a favourite past-time for both locals and tourists alike.  Licences for fishing can be purchased from any local post office, however licences for mussels, crayfish or oysters can only obtained from the Nature Conservation offices.

Willard Beach is the main beach in Ballito and is a blue flag beach, providing safe swimming conditions with life guards on duty and protected by shark nets.  Surfing and body boarding is popular here as well as at Clarke Bay and Salmon Bay.   

The activities directory has a list of advertisers in and around Ballito.

Accommodation consists of many hotels and resorts which cater to every budget and taste.  The accommodation directory provides more information on advertisers in Ballito.

Top 10 Family-Friendly Destinations in and Around Ballito


  • Willard Beach and Thompson's Bay: Enjoy sandy stretches and clear waters perfect for sandcastle building and rock pool exploration. Families can relax while kids frolic in gentle waves, with amenities like picnic areas and water activities ensuring a memorable beach day.


  • Umhlali Country Club & Adventure Park: Experience outdoor fun with mini-golf, horseback riding, and serene picnics amidst picturesque landscapes. Dive into wildlife encounters at Ndlondlo Reptile Park for captivating insights into reptiles and amphibians.


  • Flag Animal Farm and Crocodile Creek: Interact with adorable creatures at Flag Animal Farm or marvel at the ancient allure of crocodiles at Crocodile Creek. These encounters promise unforgettable family experiences, fostering curiosity and appreciation for wildlife.


  • The Well: Indulge in dining experiences while kids enjoy interactive play zones at lifestyle centers like The Well. Discover local talent and community spirit through events and live performances, blending convenience with creativity for all generations.


  • Aquatic Thrills: Embark on snorkeling or paddleboarding adventures along Ballito's coast, exploring vibrant marine life beneath turquoise waters. These activities promise moments of discovery and wonder for families seeking excitement by the sea.


  • Sugar Rush Park: Delight in mini-golf challenges amidst lush greenery, creating cherished memories against a backdrop of natural beauty. Explore beyond conventional sightseeing to uncover hidden gems like Sugar Rush Park, ideal for family leisure outings.


  • Tips for Visiting with Kids: Plan flexible itineraries tailored to your children's interests and needs, packing essentials for comfort, and exploring interactive experiences to enhance learning and curiosity. Familiarize yourself with the facilities at each attraction for a hassle-free visit, and capture special moments as lasting memories of family adventures in Ballito.


Businesses in Ballito

The towns business sector has grown in size with additional facilities and infrastructure which has just increased the towns appeal without detracting from its brilliant small town vibe.  Restaurants in Ballito cater for anything from a fancy dinner to take-aways ideal for any occasion.

More information on business can be found in the business directory.


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Ballito Information, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa,,
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Accommodation, Activities