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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4.5 out of 5 stars!

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Du Plessis Koppies
Ballito is die beste vakansie bestemming vir enige vakansie hetsy saam met familie of vriende. Daar is akkomodasie beskikbaar na elkeen se smaak.
Johan & Ronel du Plessis
South Africa

Great holiday destination
I went to Ballito over New Years. It was amazing. The beaches there are stunning and the people are really friendly. Spent all my time at the beach and enjoyed my holiday .
Zwanga Mulovhedzi
South Africa

Ballito is beautiful
Our guests from afar loved Ballito and said they will definitely visit again!
Sam Lourenco
United Kingdom

Salt Rock Salt Rock
Town of Ballito

Nice to be out of the major towns in area
Salt Rock is a gem, with one of the best swimming beaches around, although the waves are dumpers! There is a new centre there now, Tiffanys, where everything is available and top notch. Try Jack Salmon restaurant, great food. Salt Rock is 3km from Ballito and just far enough away to be removed from the hustle and bustle of Umhlanga and Ballito, but it does get busy, so go to the shops early and book the restaurants.
Julie grimshaw
South Africa

Ballito is a great destination for people wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Durban and Umhlanga.
Renier Tredoux
South Africa

Great place
It was our first time at Ballito and will go back again for a holiday.
Madelene du Toit
South Africa

Ballito April 2014
We love Ballito and will always go back for holidays!Cilliers Family
Marceleen Cilliers
South Africa

Salt Rock Salt Rock
Town of Ballito

Salt rock beach
Beach was disappointing and dirty! will not return to Saltrock! Ballito beach a pleasure!
South Africa

Giannis - Best restaurant in Ballito
Ballito is a stunning holiday destination. Our favourite seafood spot is an amazing restaurant called Giannis ristorante situated on the beachfront overlooking the sea. Sharon - Bedfordview
Sharon Daniels

Ballito is a really stunning place to visit. The rocky beaches are home to many amazing sea creatures that can be seen using goggles underwater. Ballito as a whole is really growing and the shops are really nice too.
Dagan le Roux
South Africa

The weather for July was great and the people in Ballito are really friendly.
Pamela gordon
South Africa

Ballito Weekend
Love Ballito and actually planning to retire there.
Mario Prasti
South Africa

Holiday in Ballito
Ballito is a very, very nice place to stay. The kids loved the tidal pools. The weather was also good.
sarien dupper
South Africa

First time visit
Ballito is a wonderful place!
Roelien Du Preez
South Africa

Luxury Cabin on Dry Land
Ballito has been our KZN holiday destination since 2003. Although the town is growing, it has become rather unkept over the years. The kids still enjoy the beaches and the Lifestyle Centre. It is ideally located for the trips to Sibaya, Ushaka International, Moses Mabida Stadium etc. We have however never been disappointed with the accommodation - Villa Jaime is indeed a hidden secret in Ballito! What a blissful time we had.
sibongile Ndimande
South Africa

December Holidays
The restaurants in Ballito cannot handle the volumes. Does cause frustration!!??
Alan M Cook
South Africa

Salt Rock Salt Rock
Town of Ballito

Salt Rock beach
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.
Lientjie Vorster
South Africa

A lovely place for a family holiday
Ballito keeps on growing and is well run.
Deon Bester
South Africa

Shakas Rock Shakas Rock
Town of Ballito

Great Place
It a wonderful place and i wish i could reside there.When we are on holiday in Ballito we forget about everything. Its like another world
Natasha Francis
South Africa

Ballito forest lodge was very accommodating. I enjoyed my stay and hope to return in the near future
Jordan Benton
South Africa