Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Sheffield Beach (0.7 km from Salt Rock)
Sheffield Beach is a rather small beach if you were to compare it to others in the area. It is well known as a good spot for scuba diving and spear fishing.
Tinley Manor (4.7 km from Salt Rock)
Tinley Manor Beach is a lovely swimming beach, complemented with rock pools on one side and a tidal pool at the other end of the bay.
Like many other beaches in this part of the north coast, Tinley Manor Beach boasts a beautiful offshore reef formation that offers scuba divers and snorkel enthusiasts an amazing underwater world to explore.
Shakas Rock (5.6 km from Salt Rock)
A popular beach for ski-boat launches, Shaka's Rock also has a reputation as great swimming and surfing beach.
Ballito (5.6 km from Salt Rock)
Located between Ballito and Chakas Rock along Ocean Drive, Thompson Bay Beach is a sheltered cove providing a great place for swimming and angling.
Shark nets and life guards on site will ensure you can bathe in safety.
Ballito (6.5 km from Salt Rock)
Willard Beach is the main attraction for visitors to Ballito. Part of the Dolphin Coast's magnificent stretch of golden beaches and sheltered coves, Willard Beach is perfect for a day of fun in the sun. From swimming beaches that are protected by shark nets and attended daily by professional life savers, to popular surfing spots and tidal pools, the Dolphin Coast has it all.
One of the top KwaZulu-Natal beaches, Willard Beach is set against a backdrop of holiday accommodation and tourist facilities. The long sandy beach is great for leisurely strolls and family beach fun. The sea is warm and the surf is good. Plenty of entertainment options include scuba diving, microlite flips and a selection of great seafood restaurants.
Ballito (7.6 km from Salt Rock)
Deep-sea fishermen can be assured that their excursion with Dirty Harry Charters will be a memorable and exciting one.
With knowledgeable and experienced skippers, you will be well looked after. Boats and equipment are top class and maintained regularly. Contact Dirty Harry to arrange your trip.
Ballito (7.7 km from Salt Rock)
In 1961 Umhlali Country Club was established as a 9 hole golf course, some years later and under the skilful hand of Peter Matkovich, the course was redesigned and a 2nd nine holes were added.
Both the course and the club underwent a total transformation in 2006, still under Peters’ watchful eye, and the results speak for themselves.
Today this world class 18 hole golf course has a halfway house, pro shop, golf cart hire, bowling greens, five tennis courts (of which two are floodlit), secluded swimming pool and two glass-backed squash courts.
Ballito (7.9 km from Salt Rock)
ZenJu Day Spa is a small exclusive day spa situated in tranquil settings within the heart of Ballito/North Coast Natal.
ZenJu offers a number of holistic treatments including massages, facials, nails, manicures, pedicures, waxing/tinting, body scrubs/wraps, and spa packages.
ZenJu is situated in the Coco De Mer Boutique Hotel, as well as having a smaller branch in The Vineyard Guest House.
Ballito (8.1 km from Salt Rock)
Walk 15 minutes south of Willards Beach and you will reach the beach and rock pools of Clarke Bay. The beach is protected by shark nets and there are lifeguards on duty.
Further south at Ballito Point is a tidal pool, great for swimming but caution is advised if there is big surf. Ballito Point offers an excellent left break for surfers.
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Ballito (8.1 km from Salt Rock)
The Quarter Boutique Shopping Centre is a multilevel shopping complex neighbouring the first dedicated conference centre in Ballito.
A piazza-style food quarter on the upper level offers fine dining, and both indoor and al fresco style dining. Other retail and services include beauty therapy, a professional hair salon, a barber, a photographic studio, a dance studio and fashion boutiques.
Ballito (8.5 km from Salt Rock)
Shakers cocktail bar is based in the Ballito village (North Coast - KZN), and is one of Ballito's premier nightlife venues. Shakers was founded in 2007 as a people-friendly venue, with a focus on service, entertainment, class, and safety.
Ballito (8.8 km from Salt Rock)
South of Ballito you'll find Salmon Bay; a popular beach among the surfer crowd and the designated launch site for Ballito's Inflatable Boat Clubhouse.
Easy to find as it's at the south end of Compensation Beach Road, you'll find two parking lots and a nice area of golden sand to soak up the sun and relax.
Zimbali (9.5 km from Salt Rock)
Irresistible ocean and forest views, exceptional water and wetland features and an inspiring natural setting where conservation takes precedence as well as a memorable course with charisma and challenge - could anyone ask for more? The exclusive Zimbali Country Club is situated along the coastal area of KwaZulu-Natal, an area featuring some of the best golf courses in South Africa.
Having been described as 'an enthralling journey through 18 holes', the changing terrain stretches the skill yet captivates its participating golfers. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, his philosophy of "presenting a fair challenge to any level of play" the essence of this course is that it will reward the good shot and punish the bad.
Zimbali Golf Course is just 50 km from the top golf course in South Africa, the Durban Country Club. Other world class golfing venues situated on this coastline are Prince's Grant, Umhlali Country Club, Royal Durban Golf Club, and Mount Edgecombe.
The Country Club provides full amenities for golf, including compulsory golf carts, a halfway house, putting greens, a driving range, tennis courts and a bar and lounge facility. Zimbali truly is the ideal venue for the discerning golfer who would like to not only test his/her abilities on some of the finest golf courses in Africa, but who would also like to do so in style.
In terms of the ultimate golfing experience, Zimbali is amongst the top 10 courses in South Africa to receive the Complete Golfer's Five-star Golf Experience Award; based on service excellence, top-class clubhouse facilities, golf course conditioning and last but not least the overall lingering experience. Zimbali Country Club and Golf Course is rated independently by Golf Digest magazine as a top 250 South African golf course, as well as a top five finest golfing experiences in South Africa.
Zimbali (9.7 km from Salt Rock)
Considered part of the Zimbali Coastal Estate, Zimbali Beach is a 3 km stretch of beautiful sand.
The deep blue water of the Indian Ocean provides a warm swim for beach visitors and a scenic spot to just take in some sun and relax.
Galleries and Museums
Groutville (10.1 km from Salt Rock)
Take a trip out to Groutville and discover one of South Africa’s national treasures. The Luthuli Museum comprises the former home of "Nobel Peace Prize