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.
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.
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.