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About Ballito

Considered the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, Ballito lies just 30 minutes north of Durban. Nestled between rippling fields of sugar cane and flanked by golden beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to its east, Ballito is the Pearl of the North Coast.

The town's origins date back to 1953, when a group of entrepreneurs began investigating land to develop a township. In 1954 the township of Ballito was born, it's name inspired by a magazine advertisement meaning "Little Ball", but it wasn't until 1966 that it became a town board. The town reached borough status in 1986, and has since been well known for its superb, safe beaches and splendid surroundings.

Ballito's friendly, village atmosphere is a welcome haven from the fast pace of big city life, yet it offers all the modern amenities and services to residents and holidaymakers alike.



The Dolphin Coast, and surrounding areas, boasts some of the finest golfing turfs in South Africa. These magnificent golf courses are both challenging and unforgettably beautiful, with unique settings and breathtaking views

  • Prince's Grant
  • Simbithi Country Club
  • Zimbali Country Club
  • Umhlali Country Club

Nature and Wildlife

Nature lovers can enjoy the uniquely African experience on the Dolphin Coast with a wide and exotic range of flora and fauna at one of the many nature reserves, wildlife parks, hiking trails and picnic sites in the area.

  • Hluhluwi-Umfolozi Game Park
  • Harold Johnson Nature Reserve
  • Glenshaka Trail

Culture and People

The North Coast's cultural and historical influences vary from European, Indian and Zulu. The region has an embattled past, ruled by some of the most respected and feared warrior chiefs. The many cultural dependants of the various role players of the region offer a unique and fascinating experience.

  • King Shaka Heritage Route
  • Albert John Luthuli
  • Battlefields and Forts


For the more adventurous and thrill-seeking visitors, the Dolphin Coast has a number of adventure activities on offer. Swim with the dolphins in their own environment (conditions permitting), take an educational boat tour of the Ocean Wilderness Trail from Salmon Bay, take an exciting low altitude flight over Ballito and the surrounding coast in a piloted micro light, or visit a nearby crocodile-breeding farm.

  • Dolphin and Wale Watching
  • Scuba Diving
  • Quad Biking
  • Sky Adventures