Ballito Travel Guide



On KZN’s North Coast, Ballito is a mega-tourist-friendly seaside resort with wonderful, safe, shark net-protected beaches. Tidal pools ranging from kiddies’ paddling numbers to a full Olympic-sized pool offer safe bathing for all levels of swimmer and even non-swimmers. There is a lovely long boardwalk offering easy scenic beach walking and a more rugged trail all the way up to Salt Rock includes a short tunnel best attempted at low tide. The surfing is great at nearby Salmon Bay.

Ballito is a great family destination with a sophisticated infrastructure – which means wall-to-wall development and loads of beachfront hotels. And, if that’s not enough, it’s less than an hour away from Durban, if you need a big city fix. Great shopping, wonderful restaurants and a vibey nightlife should keep the whole family occupied when they’re not on the beach. There are microlight flips on offer for a bird’s eye view of rolling sugar cane fields and dolphins frolicking in the waves. For grass addicts, there are four excellent golf courses close to Ballito – and they had nothing to do with the name of the town – which means little ball. But it is apt, isn’t it?

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Accommodation near Ballito

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Bentley Estate 43
from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Bentley Estate 43

Sleeps 5 Ballito Self-catering in Ballito

Just a a short 600m walk from the beach, the Bentley Estate 43 is the ideal destination for your hol...

from R950
1 night, 2 adults

Sand and Sea

Sleeps 4 Salt Rock Self-catering in Salt Rock

Sand and Sea is a newly built, tastefully furnished, self-catering holiday apartment which accommoda...

from R1400
1 night, 2 adults

Le Paradis 18

Sleeps 6 Ballito Self-catering in Ballito

This spacious and neat three-bedroom apartment is situated on the first floor in a very popular comp...

Lagoon Cottage
from R570
1 night, 2 adults

Lagoon Cottage

Sleeps 4 Umhlali Beach Self-catering in Umhlali Beach

This is a lovely self-catering cottage set in a quiet environment, located in Dolphin Coast. It is ...

from R2950
1 night, 2 adults

Sabuti 95 Simbiti Eco Estate

Sleeps 8 Shakas Rock Self-catering in Shakas Rock

Sabuti 95 Simbiti Eco Estate offers a luxury seaside holiday in Ballito, just a short distance away ...

from R1800
1 night, 2 adults

Coco De Mer Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 26 Ballito Boutique Hotel in Ballito

This private boutique hotel which is situated in a hub of the town’s most happening hot spots allows...

from R1950
1 night, 2 adults

Sabuti I194 Simbiti Eco Estate Shakas Rock

Sleeps 6 Shakas Rock Self-catering in Shakas Rock

Sabuti 1194 Simbiti Eco Estate Shakas Rock offers a relaxing seaside holiday in Ballito, just a shor...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Jaimé

Sleeps 10 Ballito Self-catering in Ballito

Ballito's best kept secret, Villa Jaimé, a three star graded Villa where dreams become memories that...

from R3500
1 night, 2 adults

Ballito Ce La Vie Holiday House 10 Sleeper

Sleeps 12 Ballito Self-catering in Ballito

Situated in the heart of the Dolphin Coast, Ballito lies nestled between the fields of KwaZulu-Natal...