Activities in Ballito

The North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal is host to many great activities and  venues. Whether it’s a relaxed vacation  or  an extreme sports’ adventure


The North Coast

The  North Coast is guaranteed to have something for everyone. Being located in the heart of the old Ballito center we are perfectly situated for all activities.  We are surrounded by (within a couple of minutes walking distance) to beauty salons, restaurants, night clubs and a grocery store.  We really have it all on our door step. The beaches on the North Coast are a delight for all – swimmers, surfers, scuba-divers, snorkelers, kite-boarders and fishermen are all catered for on the North Coast.


Salmon Bay

Located in Ballito and close to Zimbali Coastal Estate is a popular surfing spot and home to the Ballito Inflatable Boat Clubhouse.

Clark Bay

Close to restaurants and a favorite swimming spot, Clark Bay is walking distance to the lagoon in Ballito.

Willard Beach

Known as the “Pearl” of the North Coast, is the venue for the Ballito Pro surfing event held each year in July. A 2.5 km beach promenade, makes a great walking spot and the Ballito Lifeguard Centre is located at this beach.

Thompson’s Bay

Home to a natural rock formation known as “the hole in the wall” it also boasts the Olympic-sized tidal pool “Charlie’s Pool”


Christmas Bay

While it is not a swimming beach, Christmas Bay has splendid ocean views that make it the perfect spot for a romantic walk or hike. The wreck of the Phoenix can be viewed as you travel towards Salt Rock.


Tinley Manor

The quaint hideaway beach has been a well-kept secret fishing spot for years. Spearfishing, scuba-diving and snorkeling are also favorite pastimes as this beach.

Rain farm Game Lodge Activities

Inland from Ballito, offers game drives allowing visitors the opportunity to spot zebra, giraffe, antelope and other wildlife.


What  better  way  to  view  the  ocean  than  with  a  microlight! Ballito  Microlight School  and  Microlight  Flights  operate  throughout  the year  (weather  permitting) and definitely offer a once in a lifetime experience.Keen  on  a  horseback  beach  ride  or  through  the  undulating  sugarcane  fields?

Holla  Trails

at  Ballito  offers  a  series  of  well  maintained  mountain  biking  trails among the farmlands. Mountain bikers must have a Holla  Trails  permit  in  order  to  take  advantage  of  these  great  trails.  Bikes  and helmets are available for hire.


Sugar Rush Adventures

Aside from the amazing mountain biking and running trails on Holla Trails which operate from Sugar Rush Park, we have a huge open grassed area plus a toddler zone and kids pump track.

Visitors to Sugar Rush Park can linger in the BOLD Restaurant which offers a breakfast and lunch menu, as well as a range of coffees, juices and teas. Ride, run and play to your hearts content and then be refreshed at our Cafe.

Other exciting additions to Sugar Rush Park is Laser Tag, Putt Putt, the Rugby Fields and Trampoline Park. These additions are great for releasing all that energy that kids have, and are perfect for living a fit and healthy lifestyle.


uShaka Marine World

The world class uShaka Marine World, situated in Durban, South Africa, opened its turnstiles to the general public on April 30th 2004. uShaka has fast positioned itself as a key attraction on Durban’s Golden Mile, offering a world of entertainment, excitement, fun and uniqueness.


uShaka has brought together cultures, like no other place in Africa – into a safe, secure and clean environment that resonates the sound of fun, laughter and the spirit of togetherness. Entertainment is non-stop, extending from the daytime operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk.

Tidal Tao

At Tidal Tao, we are dilly, silly and plain old passionate about the ocean and our neighborhood of Salt Rock, near Ballito, on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. This is possibly some of the best snorkeling expediences South Africa has to offer, year round warm water, incredible fish and marine life, all in shallow, safe, protected areas.

The Litchi Orchard

Already a firm favorite with both the locals and visitors, the Litchi Orchard at Salt Rock has a market held every second Saturday of the month and a night market (with a live music ensemble) every last Friday of the month. Delicious food stalls, farm-fresh produce, antiques and homemade jewelry are some of the offerings at the markets.


Reptile ParkCrocodile Creek 

Cut out of the dense, coastal bush overlooking the Tongaat River. It is situated 14 KM from Ballito. These guys are passionate about nature and protecting the environment and all living things.  This Crocodile farm also provide a natural theme park attraction where various species of interesting animals would be on display for the public.

If you haven’t yet visited Crocodile Creek, please do and enjoy the thrill, education and excitement

Watch a preview of Crocodile Creek Farm


Animal Farm

Flag Animal Farm is great entertainment for families. It`s home to over 1000 animals, birds, reptiles, wolves, alpacas and of course Barney and Dora. Best part is that 80% of our animals are rescued. We offer a real farm experience where you will be able to love and cuddle so many beautiful animals.


Golf Courses in and out of Ballito

Zimbali Country Club Being an Eco-conscious estate, Zimbali’s tee boxes are often situated in slightly tricky positions to avoid environmental disturbances. The first eleven holes take you over rolling hills, which present ideal vantage points from which to enjoy the magnificent views. Thereafter, holes twelve to eighteen explore the Zimbali indigenous forest.

Simbithi Golf Club  Simbithi is situated 30 minutes north of South Africa’s third largest city, Durban, on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. It’s a tranquil hideaway nestled between the coastal towns of Ballito and Salt Rock. The King Shaka International Airport is only 10 minutes away. This has made the North Coast much more accessible for commuters, foreign tourists and investors.

Prince’s Grant  Prince’s Grant Golf Estate is located on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This exclusive Golf Estate is a quiet oasis offering golf with breathtaking views, luxury accommodation and fine dining all set against the backdrop of the crystal blue Indian Ocean and Natal’s scenic coastal beauty. A visit to Prince’s Grant will be remembered for beauty, luxury and service excellence!

Umhlali Country Club

Darnall Country Club

For  more  information  regarding  times,  tariffs  and  particulars,  contact  the  local tourism  board  at  the  Sangweni  Tourist  Centre  on:  (032)  4375021/4375183  or email: or

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