Salt Rock Nearby Attractions
Nearby Towns (within 15km)
Towns listed closest to farthest.Sheffield Beach
, Chakas Rock / Shakas Rock
, Shakas Rock
, Thompsons Bay
, Ballito Central
, Ballito Area
, Tinley Manor
, Tongaat Beach
, Westbrook Beach
The small town of Salt Rock is situated north of Ballito and Shaka's Rock on
the KwaZulu Natal north coast, and is a very popular seaside holiday
destination. Salt Rock shares a rich Zulu cultural history with its neighbour
Shaka's Rock. Salt Rock's name dates back to the days of King Shaka , when his
servants would collect dried salt at low tide for trade with the early settlers.
It is roughly about a forty minute drive north from Durban, 15 minutes from
Sibaya Casino and up the road from bustling; Ballito Salt Rock offers visitors
the best of all worlds. There are plenty of fishing spots along the coast from
Salt Rock, through Chakas Rock to Ballito and Salmon bay. Salt Rock gains much
of its history from the Huletts; Basil and his wife Gwen who established the
Salt Rock Hotel and later went on to develop the town of Salt Rock itself. Salt
Rock nightlife provides both locals and out-of-towners with a variety of bars,
pubs and restaurants offering interesting cocktails, and delicious seafood.
Nearby people can take a fifteen minute car trip to Sibaya Casino which also
provides decent entertainment with its restaurants and casino experience.
Although it provides a few good fishing spots, the area is also host to
beautiful offshore reefs, promoting excellent scuba diving. Other popular
activities include surfing and bodyboarding, and the main beach is equipped with
lifeguards and shark nets in place. Also near the main beach is a massive tidal
pool, which was originally built for guests staying at the hotel. There is also
a caravan park with beautiful shaded sites which is a stone's throw from the
beach, and the Salt Rock Country Club which caters for the visitors basic
sporting needs including tennis, bowls, squash and swimming.
Holidaymakers are also welcome at the nearby Zimbali and Umhlali golf courses.
Whatever your preferences, Salt Rock offers an abundance of comfortable B&B
guesthouses and lodges as well as self-catering chalets, cottages, maisonettes,
houses and apartments. The famous game reserves and battlefield sites of
Zululand are a leisurely drive away