Due to the scores of bottlenose dolphins who frequent this stretch of the North Coast shoreline year-round, Ballito is more commonly known as the Dolphin Coast. Situated about 40km north of Durban, Ballito is a well-known holiday destination, nestled between the fields of KwaZulu Natal’s famous Green Gold and the golden beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
A hotspot for those seeking a seaside retreat, watersport enthusiasts love swimming, surfing and scuba diving along with pods of bottlenose dolphins - talk about a memorable experience! Boasting Blue Flag status, Willard Beach is the main beach for swimming, surfing and bodyboarding, while Clarke Bay is famous for its tidal pools that are home to a variety of sea life and enjoyed by the young and young at heart.
Ballito also has many fishing hotspots for catching fish, mussels, oysters and crayfish. If you’d like to try your hand at catching your own dinner, a licence for fishing can be easily purchased at any of the local post offices, while a licence for catching mussels, oysters, and crayfish can only be obtained from the Nature Conservation office at 25 Stella Road, Umbilo, Durban.
Although the Blue Flag beaches are undoubtedly a highlight of Ballito, the Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom is just a 20min drive away from Ballito, providing hours of entertainment for every family member. Other local attractions include: the Sugar Rush Market that is open every Saturday, Flag Animal Farm, The Pumpkin Theatre Club, Holla Trails for mountain bikers, game reserves, nature trails, shopping opportunities as well as several top-quality restaurants and bars to enjoy.
Whether you’re made for the water, an outdoor spirit or a foodie looking for local delights, Ballito caters to all. For top-quality Ballito self-catering accommodation, AirAgents has a variety of luxury accommodation options with spectacular views and every amenity to ensure comfort and suit your needs.
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