Independent, impartial reviews of Salt Rock from SafariNow users
Salt Rock is a nice quiet place away from the busyness of Durban.
07 May 2013
Salt Rock is a friendly environment , peaceful and quite.
11 February 2013
Fantastic beach and clean. Salt Rock is in/near Ballito Bay, which has a mall with all the necessary supermarkets and other amenities. Plenty of restaurants around as well. Lovely views and scenery.
02 January 2013
Had a great relaxing time in this warm welcoming village. It was more than what was expected from small places. Its a great place, will definetly go back.
21 August 2012
Salt Rock - It Rocks! We had the pleasure staying at Salt Rock with the family. Safe swimming and a stunning beach for the kids. We went for walks and had a stunning time overall.
20 August 2012
Simon & Tjitske Swan
Salt Rock - a gem of a holiday resort which exudes a relaxed holiday atmosphere, even for the locals. The name, "Salt Rock", originates from King Shaka's days when his handmaidens used to collect dried salt off the rocks at low tide. The salt was used for trading with settlers who would pass through regularly. This beach also provides some good fishing spots and there are beautiful reefs offshore. The main beach has lifeguards and is shark protected. Close to the main beach is a massive tidal pool which was originally built for guests staying at the hotel. There is hotel, bed and breakfast/guesthouse, self catering and caravan park accommodation available.
17 August 2012
What a pleasure! Salt Rock is a small village. Children in the area walk down or skate-board down to the main swimming beach. The water right along the coast has shark nets which ensure safe swimming. We have life savers on duty from 7am to 5pm every day. The locals go surfing in the early morning before work or school. Most mornings you can watch the Sharks Board boat go out to sea. They go and check the shark nets and remove any sea life that may be caught up in the nets. I consider myself very privileged to live here. My guests sit on our large patio watching the moon come up over the sea in the East or watch the sun setting behind us in the West. I could go on and on but I think you have got an idea of what a Gem we have here.
19 July 2012
Great destination with rock pools for the little ones.
18 July 2012
Desire De Oliveira
Situated on the sub-tropical Dolphin Coast, in the unspoilt seaside village of Salt Rock, within walking distance to tidal pools and pristine beaches, lies “Salt Rock”.
17 July 2012
Martie van der Berg
The ideal place if you want to relax on the beach and take long walks.
05 July 2012
Simon & Tjitske Swan
Salt Rock is situated just north of Shaka's Rock and Ballito - a gem of a holiday resort which creates a relaxed holiday atmosphere and even for the locals. The name Salt Rock originates from King Shaka's days when his handmaidens used to collect dried salt off the rocks at low tide. Near the main bathing beach complete with lifeguards is yet another large tidal pool. The main beach has expertly trained lifeguards on duty seven days a week from 6am until 5:30pm. The Salt Rock Country Club caters for the visitors basic sporting needs including tennis, bowls, squash and swimming pool. A splendid caravan park with beautiful and shaded sites is situated a mere stones throw from the beach.
The salt was used for trading with settlers who would pass through regularly. They will ensure that your holiday-by-the-sea is trouble free. Close to the main beach is a massive tidal pool which was originally built for use by guests staying at the hotel. The beach also provides some good fishing spots and there are beautiful reefs off-shore which will give divers hours of enjoyment.
01 June 2012
A surprise to find this quite unspoilt little town along the coast. A true gem worth a visit.
13 December 2011
We visited the most gorgeous coffee shops that give Cape Town's cafe's a run for their money! Both Sage and Waterberry have a fantastic array of breakfasts and lunches and an atmosphere surrounded by dense forest which is hard to find outside of KZN and the Garden Route. The beaches in Salt Rock and Ballito are great, but the village really is a village - very rural and quaint and very quiet outside of holiday times which we love but if that's not your thing I recommend you go to Umhlanga in School Holidays.
30 May 2011