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.

 

Microlight Flights and Skydiving

ComeFly is based on a private airfield along the N2 highway where the airspace is uncontrolled and the beach is only 2 kilometres away. Microlight flights range from 7 minutes to an hour, giving the adventurers the opportunity to take in the breath-taking views while soaring over the green hills and rolling waves. Microlighting is weather-dependent, so all bookings should be confirmed the afternoon before, just in case weather conditions are not playing along.

Where? Groutville Airfield, Alongside N2 Northbound, Alongside Mvoti Shell Ultra City, Ballito Area, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu Natal.
When? Booking is required. Best times are mid-morning due to prevailing wind conditions.
How? Call +27 (0)84 266-3359 or WhatsApp +27 (0)74 649-5744.
How much? Price on request.
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Ballito Boardwalk

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? Ballito, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu Natal.
When? Daylight hours.
How much? Free.

 

Ballito Helicopter Flips

One of the most memorable ways to experience and know Ballito, is to go on an exciting helicopter flip with BAC. BAC is flexible in its approach to organising tours and routes. Any group size is accommodated and the route is tailored to your preferences, time frames and budget. BAC is open every day of the week. Bookings must be made in good time, but may change if the weather does not play along on the day.

Where? Imbonini Industrial Park, Ballito, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu Natal.
When? Booking is essential.
How? Call +27 (0)31 569-1531
How much? Price on request.
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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? 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.
How? Call +27 (0)32 946-3923.
How much? Free to browse.

 

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? Ballito, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu Natal.
When? Daylight hours.
How much? Free

 

Clarke Bay Beach

Just 15 minutes from Ballito’s main beach, you will find the quieter Clarke Bay Beach. The beach is protected by shark nets and there are lifeguards to ensure your safety while you are in the water. The beach has a tidal pool where you can observe sea creatures in their natural habitat and enjoy a relaxed swim with your family.

Where? Ballito, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu Natal.
When? Daylight hours.
How much? Free

 

Flag Animal Farm

Take the children to Flag Animal Farm where they can enjoy learning how to milk a cow and feed or cuddle other farm animals. All activities are tailored to make it a memorable and enjoyable experience for children. Children can take pony rides, hand feed chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep, geese and various types of birds. Additional Facilities include playgrounds for the kids, Tea Garden offering light meals, picnic and braai sites.

Where? N2 North, Exit 214 Umhlali/Salt Rock, Then follow the Road Signs to Flag Farm.
When? Daily from 09h00 to 16h30.
How? Call +27 (0)32 947-2018
How much? Price on request
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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? 15km from Ballito, Hopewell Farm, 1369 Esenembe Road, Ballito Area.
When? Sunday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00.
How? Call +27 (0)32 942-8014 or +27 (0)82 414-2448
How much? Falls into price group R201 to R500 per person.
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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? Durban’s Golden Mile, King Shaka Ave. GPS Co-ordinates: 31°2’36″E, 29°52’0″S
When? Monday to Sundays from 09h00 to 17h00.
How? Call +27 (0)31 328 8000
How much? Falls into price group Free to R209 per person. Confirm with the provider.
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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? Sugar Rush Park Esenembe Rd Ballito.
When? Tue to Fri: 06h00 till 16h30 Sat & Sun: 05h30 till 15h30
How? Call +27 (0)74 897 8559 or +27 (0)82 899 3114
How much? Adults – R60, Youth (12 – 18) R35, Pensioners (60+) R35
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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? 77 Greylands Rd, Greylands, Tongaat
When? Mon to Sun: 09h30 to 17h00
How? Call +27 (0)32 940 4444
How much? Adults – R95, 0-4 Years: Free, 4-10 Years: R50, 11-17 Years: R70
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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. Enjoy a little bass fishing, a game of archery or a horse ride in scenic, picturesque landscapes.

Where? F9 Rain Farm, Esenembe Road, Umhlali GPS co-ordinates: S29’ 26.390’ E031’ 08.127’
When? Fri to Sun: Day Visitors – Bookings Essential
How? Call +27 (0)32 815 1050
How much? Contact supplier
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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? No. 1, Old Main Road, Umhlali GPS Coordinates: S-29.480635 E31.220407
When? Mon to Sun – 09h00 to 17h00
How? Call +27 (0) 32 947 0133
How much? Contact supplier
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