Attractions and Activities Near Us

Ballito is a thriving community which has grown exponentially in recent times. Situated in the heart of the Dolphin Coast, Ballito is flanked on the east by golden beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

This stretch of water is favoured by dolphins due to its relatively clear and shallow waters allowing the dolphins to swim close to shore to feed; giving tourists a front seat performance as they swim by.

Ballito offers many additional attractions to holiday makers, including fantastic family adventures, swimming and surfing beaches, tidal pools, fishing spots and shopping complexes.

Beaches

Ballito Promenade

Not only can you enjoy a fantastic walk along the length of the boardwalk, but there is also a more challenging hike to Salt Rock where you can enjoy spectacular views. The tunnel along the route is best endeavoured during low tide.

Where: (5km) Ballito, Dolphin Coast, from Salmon Bay to Willard Beach

When: Daylight hours

How much: Free

Ballito Tidal Pool

The Ballito Tidal Pool is a wonderful day excursion for the whole family. The tidal pool is cordoned off and only fills up during high tide. Having the beach adjacent is a big plus for families to enjoy both at the same time. The pools are filled with plenty of sea life, giving swimmers the experience of swimming in a real-life aquarium.

Where: (5.4km) Ballito, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu Natal

When: Daylight hours

How much: Free

Thompson’s Bay

Thompsons bay has is a great protected swimming beach giving you the choice of splashing in the waves or swimming in the calm tidal pool.

Where: Shaka’s Rock, Dolphin Coast

When: Daylight hours

How much: Free

Shopping

Ballito Farmers Market

The Ballito Farmer’s Market is a vibrant and exciting destination located within the green rolling hills of the KZN North Coast. The market offers a unique and entertaining experience with over 150 traders that’s sure to delight visitors of all ages. With an abundance of open space, there is plenty of room for families to spread out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Where: Lower Oaklands Farm, Umhlali, Dolphin

When: 7 am – 2 pm every Saturday, Sunday and on Public Holidays

How much: Free

Website: See website

Litchi Orchard Market

Not only is The Litchi Orchard a functioning litchi farm, but it is a green haven of good food, décor, design, craft and unique retail offerings. Over the years, it has become a meeting point for the North Coast community as well as a unique experience for visitors.

Where: (3.8km) Seaforth Avenue Umhlali, 4390

When: Tuesday – Sunday: 08:00-16:00

Contact Number: 032 866 0187

How much: Free

Website: See website

Burnedale

Just minutes away from the bustle of Ballito, Burnedale offers an extensive mixture of delights for the most discriminating customer. and services for their customers. Each store offers the perfect blend of handpicked products to create a very singular shopping and browsing experience. Facilities and services include a Café, Animal Farm, Fenced Kids Play Area, and Shop.

Where: (4.6km) No. 1, Old Main Road, Umhlali

When: Mon to Sun – 09h00 to 17h00

Contact Number: 032 947 0133

How much: Contact supplier

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Sugar Village

Sugar Village is home to a range of shops, restaurants. and an inspiring line-up of festivities and fun for the family.

Where: 1 Old Main Rd, Umhlali

When: Open 7 days a week. Sunday to Friday day to Saturday from 07h00-20h00 Saturdays 07h00-14h00

How much: Free to browse

Website: See website

Ballito Lifestyle Centre

The Ballito Lifestyle Centre is the perfect shopping destination for all your shopping requirements while on holiday in Ballito. Shops include boutiques, surf shops, restaurants and everything in between. The Centre offers 350 covered and 450 open parking bays with 24-hour security monitoring by security guards. All areas of Ballito Lifestyle Centre are easily accessible by wheelchair.

Where: (6.8km) Lifestyle Centre Ballito, Main Road, Ballito

When: Open 7 days a week. Monday to Saturday from 09h00 to 18h00 and Sunday from 09h00 to 17h00

Contact Number: 032 946 3923

How much: Free to browse

Website: See website

Ballito Junction

Ballito Junction Regional Mall has a variety of over 200 stores. With a selection of so many stores it is sure to have something for every preference.

Where: (6.8km) Leonora Drive, Ballito

When: 09H00 – 19H00 (Mon – Sat).  09H00 – 17H00 (Sun + Public Holidays)

Contact Number: 032 586 1130

How much: Free to browse

Website: See website

Fun Outdoors

Sugar Rush Park

Set amongst the farmlands of inland Ballito, Sugar Rush is a place to find adventure, fun or tranquillity in an outdoor setting with activities for the whole family.

Spend a leisurely day exploring the many attractions, pop in for a coffee and a play or come and celebrate a special occasion with us.

From adrenaline rushing mountain biking, brunching at Food Fundi to wide open grassed areas, toddler zone and kids pump track – there really is something for everyone at Sugar Rush.

Where: (8.7km) Sugar Rush Park Esenembe Rd Ballito

Contact Number: 060 997 9996

Website: See website

Holla Trails

Holla Trails has over 340km of routes in total, ranging from a short and easy 14km Green Route, through to a tough and testing 84km Black Route. The routes comprise of an exhilarating mixture of district roads, jeep track and seemingly endless stretches of single-track. The single-track has mostly been purpose-built to contour through the river valleys, and ambles through splendid scenery.

Where: (8.7km) Sugar Rush Park Esenembe Rd Ballito

When: Tue to Fri: 06h00 till 16h30 Sat & Sun: 05h30 till 15h30

Contact Number: 074 897 8559 or 082 899 3114

How much: Adults – R60, Youth (12 – 18) R35, Pensioners (60+) R35

Website: See website

Ballito Quad Bikes

They offer guided quad rides ranging between30min – 3 hours.

The trails run over sugar cane fields, to indigenous forest right till the beach creating a fun an scenic outdoor experience.

been purpose-built to contour through the river valleys, and ambles through splendid scenery.

Where: Coastal Beach Estate, Blythedale

When: 08h00-18h00 daily

Contact Number: 082 296 2663

How much: See website or contact direct

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Zip-Line Tour Ballito

Clubventure offers a 1.5km Zipline Tour. On this zipline tour you slide along steel zipline cables from platform to platform across the Sampoya River. After a leisurely walk to the top of the cliff, you are introduced to Parazip. Attached to a parachute and zipline, you slide on a 400m cable from the top of the mountain while enjoying the lush surroundings of the mountain side. The tour includes 2 beverages and a certificate on completion.

Where: (21.5km) 15km from Ballito, Hopewell Farm, 1369 Esenembe Road, Ballito Area

When: Sunday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00

Contact Number: 032 942 8014 or 082 414 2448

How much: Falls into price group R201 to R500 per person

Website: See website

ACE Go Karting

Fun go karting experiences for the whole family.

Where: Ballito Junction. Level 3 Leonora Drive, Ballito

When: Everyday 09h00 to 18h00

Contact Number: 082 867 9955

How much:  R150 pp – 20 Laps. R250 pp – 40 laps

Website: See website

Crocodile Creek

With roughly 10000 Nile Crocodiles, West African Dwarf Crocs, Slender-Snouted Crocs, American Alligators, Deadly Mambas and a wide array of Snakes, Tortoises, Rabbits, Wild Monkeys, Banded Mongooses and more, Crocodile Creek is a Fascinating, Hands-on, Interactive, Fun and Adventure for All. Crocodile Creek also has several covered Learning and Party areas, as well as a fully functional Café / Restaurant.

Where: (17km) 77 Greylands Rd, Greylands, Tongaat

When: Mon to Sun: 09h30 to 16h30

Contact Number: 032 940 4444

How much: Adults – R105, Teenagers – R75, Kids – R60, Pensioners – R80

Website: See website

Monkeyland KZN

Monkeyland KZN is a free-roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary near Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal. Its mission is to educate and foster greater understanding of our primate cousins and the threats and challenges they are facing.

Where: (20.6km) Monkeyland KZN, Salt Rock Rd, Dolphin Coast, 4399

When: Thursday – Monday: 09:00-16:00

Contact Number: 032 004 0178

How much: Adult: R280. Child (aged 3 to 12 years): R140. Children under 3: Free of charge

Website: See website

Rain Farm Game and Lodge

Just 15 minutes inland from Ballito, lies Rain Farm Game and Lodge, a three-hundred-hectare wildlife tucked away between rolling hills and sugar cane fields. At Rain Farm Game and Lodge, guests can enjoy the beauty of African wildlife, cultural heritage and watch Africa unfold on game drives and bush walks.

Where: (20.9km) F9 Rain Farm, Esenembe Road, Umhlali

When: Fri to Sun: Day Visitors – Bookings Essential

Contact Number: 032 815 1050

How much: Contact supplier

Website: See website

Ballito Microlight Flights

Within minutes of take-off, you will be flying over our beautiful coastline. Common sightings of whales, sharks, dolphins, manta rays and schools of fish add to this once in a lifetime experience and introduction to flight. Custom flights can be arranged for those special occasions and corporate requests.

What to Bring: Jacket even on warm days and, no super hero capes or loose clothing.

Where: (9.9km) Holla Trails, Esenembi Rd, 4420 (Colisheen Estate, Next door to Sugar Rush Park

When: Monday – Saturday: 06:00-18:00. Sunday: 06:00-11:30

Contact Number: 082 659 5550

How much: Contact establishment

Website: See website

uShaka Marine World

At the end of Durban’s Golden Mile, lies a world of sun, surf, entertainment and wild water rides. Spanning more than 16 hectares of prime beachfront, uShaka Marine World is Africa’s largest marine theme park and home to the fifth-largest aquarium in the world. uShaka Marine World comprises of fresh and sea water, natural materials and the recreation of a 1920s shipwreck.

Where: (51.5km) Durban’s Golden Mile, King Shaka Ave

When: Monday to Sundays from 09h00 to 17h00

Contact Number: 031 328 8000

How much: Falls into price group Free to R209 per person. Confirm with the provider

Website: See website

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Moses Mabhida Stadium is a soccer stadium situated in Durban. Not only is the stadium an architectural masterpiece but it is also a loved tourist attraction with its many activities such as informative stadium tours, bungee jumping, segway rides as well as its sky car offering the most breathtaking views of Durban.

Where: (47.1km) 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd, Stamford Hill, Durban

When: Every day – may be affected by events

Contact Number: 031 322 9936

How much: Contact establishment

Website: See website

Umhlanga Ocean Charters

For those of you who would like to make use of our Deep Sea Fishing Charters, we offer a 5 Hour Trip and a 7 Hour Trip. We aim to give you a more personal, comfortable and memorable fishing experience by providing the necessary attention to each fisherman aboard the vessel. We do this by limiting the number of patrons (i.e. maximum 6) we take on board the vessel, thus ensuring that each person is given the skippers undivided attention. We do offer all your fishing necessities; bait, tackle and fishing gear!

Where: (33.6km) Granny’s Pool, Umhlanga Beach, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, 4319

When: Monday – Sunday: 06:00-18:00

Contact Number: 072 594 1910

How much: See website

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Wilson’s Wharf

Wilson’s Wharf Online is your site to the most breathtaking views and experiences as well as your guide to the most scrumptious food South Africa’s playground has to offer.

Here you can view an amazing range of things to do, places to see as well as where to eat.

We will take you on an UNFORGETTABLE trip around Durban. Durban Harbor is the Biggest and Busiest harbour in the southern hemisphere.

Where: (51.9km)14 Boatman’s Road, Albert Park, Durban, 4000

When: Monday – Sunday: 08:00-23:00

Contact Number: 031 301 7008

How much: See website

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Zimbali Golf Course

Zimbali Coastal Estate is a special piece of paradise on the North Coast of KZN, with the Zimbali Country Club one of the focal areas within a destination that houses many attractions. The 18 hole Tom Weiskopf designed course is an extremely popular choice for golfers from all parts of the world, with the variety of holes within a forest and others with ample sea views ensuring that your experience is one to be remembered.

Where: (7.4km) R627, Zimbali Coastal Estate, Dolphin Coast, 4422

When: Monday – Sunday: 06:00-18:00

Contact Number: 032 538 1041

How much: Contact establishment

Website: See website

Prince Grant’s Coastal Golf Estate

Prince’s Grant’s 18-hole course is one of the best-ranked courses in South Africa.  Boasting stunning natural scenery and excellent conditioning, the course is a “must-play” for golfers of all abilities.

Where: (33.4km) 1 Babu Bodasing Avenue, New Guelderland, KwaDukuza, 4480

When: Contact establishment

Contact Number: 032 482 0005

How much: Contact establishment

Website: See website

Shuttle Services

Contact Number: David – 078 687 3177

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