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Grannies Pool from The Boulders
Salmon Bay from Giannis Restorante
Thompson’s Bay from Normax House
Willard Beach from 404 Kenwyn
What to do while visiting the Dolphin Coast
Willard’s Beach, the quintessential Ballito Beach, THE Fun in The Sun Spot and home to the Pro, Ballito’s annual surf contest.
If you’re looking for a busy, exciting, viby beach, then Willard’s is the choice of Ballito’s beaches. Willard’s beach is extremely popular with the younger crowd, safe, beautiful and FUN. Willard’s Beach is the major attractions for tourists in Ballito. Willard Beach is perfect for a day of fun in the sun. From swimming beaches that are protected by life guards and also a popular surfing spot with several tidal pools in the area. One of the busiest of KwaZulu-Natal’s beaches, Willard Beach is set against a range of holiday homes, hotels and other tourist facilities.
Thompson’s Bay Beach, also known as “hole in the wall” – is tucked between Ballito and Shaka’s Rock
Possibly one of the most beautiful beaches in Ballito! The Tidal Pool is great fun for the kids, easy to get to and sports super walks and scenery. But beware, it can be extremely busy during holiday periods.
Chaka’s Rock is possibly one of the richest beaches in Ballito (for its variety of sea life) the rocky shores in this area are a must do for any visitor looking for something to do and places to go.
Chaka’s Rock beach is a very special place, and the locals don’t like “killing” – so please be gentle, don’t damage the coral, don’t kill things, refrain from collecting fish, animals, shells, just try enjoy the rich marine life along this shore for what it is. This is one of the few of Ballito’s beaches that has very special biodiversity value.
Salt Rock main beach is a heaven for sun seekers and surfers, one of Ballito’s beaches that is great for playing, albeit surfing, kite-surfing or just some family touch rugby
Salt Rock Beach is one of the few long open sandy beaches in Ballito and well serviced by many B&B’s, Campsites and Hotels along the beach. Plenty of parking, lifeguards on duty. Definitely one of Ballito’s beaches worth visiting.
Sheffield Beach is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the busier Ballito’s beaches during the holiday season.
Sheffield beach is a must visit, at least once for any visitor to Ballito or Salt Rock, even if it’s just for a quick stroll. This is one of the best areas for dolphin viewing and one of the beaches in Ballito that still has heaps of character and a wild feel to it.
Fun for the Kids
Mamba Skate Park: 082 558 2875
“The Mamba Skate Park, consisting of 450m of winding, pumping and rolling track through a jungle of trees and thick coastal bush – was conceived by a bunch of fathers wanting to establish a safe-haven for youngsters wanting to exhaust their boundless energy in a sport that develops concentration, poise and confidence in a fast and dynamic communal environment.”
Sugar Rush: 060 997 9996
“2 minutes’ drive inland from Balito, Sugar Rush Park is just the place. We are a family-focused destination that caters for everyone, from tiny tots to gran and gramps. Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle for the whole family, by encouraging fun outdoor activities such as riding and running, or just plain jungle gym climbing.” Sugar Rush boasts the following on site activities: Jump Park, Mamba Park, Remote Control car track, Restaurant, Bicycle Shop and Putt-Putt course.
Flag Animal Farm: 032 947 2018
“During the holidays, and weekends, we have special fun milking shows – with dancing, singing, prizes at 12 and 3pm. During the week we do the milking demo at 12 and 3pm. We have a coffee shop on the farm where we serve light meals. Coffee is freshly ground, percolated on sight.”
Lucky Linton Family Park and Gold Mine: 0329471459
“A short drive into the surrounding farmlands of Ballito, Lucky Linton Gold Mine is a fun destination for the entire family. Site of a genuine Gold Mine, visitors can still try their luck panning for gold or spend a day of leisure around the dam: water activities, petting zoo, jungle gyms, slides and swings within a picturesque picnic setting.”
“A secret haven for kids and adults alike in the country village of Umhlali, 40 minutes north of Durban. Just minutes from the urban bustle of Ballito, Burnedale offers an eclectic mix of delights for the most discerning customer. With the refined charm of a Colonial Sugar Baron Estate for which the area is famous, Burnedale offers hand picked products and services for their customers. Each store offers the perfect blend of product to offer a very special experience…Eat, Play, Create, Shop…unique in every way.”
Crocodile Creek: 032 944 3845
“Crocodile Creek was cut out of dense coastal bush over looking the Tongaat River flood plain in 1983 and is home to 7000 monster crocodiles, alligators, caiman, slender snouted and dwarf crocs. Enjoy an exciting guided tour, never to be forgotten, bush trails, huge pythons and deadly mambas complete the bush experience.”
Ndlondlo Reptile Park: 084 240 3318
“At Ndlondlo Reptile Park We pride ourselves on our personal hands on approach and every visitor is treated to a guided tour of the facility. Tours are provided by one of our competent team members with narration in either English or Afrikaans, you get to choose. We boast a variety of reptiles, large and small, venomous and harmless and are passionate about education; we offer a snake identification course which includes first aid treatment for snake bites.”
Useful Contacts to have
- Dolphin Coast Taxis: 083 431 2749
- Josee’s Taxi: 082 8947549
- SCS Transport: 079 8872844
Tourism Information office
- Tourism info: 032 9461256
- King Shaka Airport
- SAA: 031 3613010
- Khulula: 0861 585852
- Emirates: 0861 606 606
- Mango: 0861 162646
- Specialised Rescue Unit: 082 789 3332
- Traffic & Crime Prevention 032-9468000
- Marine Safety (Ballito Lifeguards) 032-9468000
- KwaDukuza Police 032-5518200
- Tongaat police 032-9449933
- IPSS Medical Rescue 0823 911 911
- Netcare 082911
- Alberlito Hospital 032-946 6711
- Dolphin Coast SPCA: 087 550 0512
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