Ballito Holidays - North Coast, KwaZulu Natal
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Around 200 bottle nose dolphins call Ballito's warm Indian Ocean home, as well as whales, which can be seen breaching out the water during their annual migration to Mozambique. It is here, in these shallow, clear Ballito waters where the dolphins feed and frolic, attracting visitors from all over the world to share this delightful spectacle.
Lying nestled between the rippling Ballito sugar cane fields and long stretches of golden Ballito beaches is the ideal North Coast holiday destination, as the relaxed 'resort like' atmosphere guarantees lazy sunny days, excellent diving, perfect swimming and north coast surfing conditions. Fisherman love 'sweetwaters', the Ballito fishing spot famous for its Pompano in April, and sea-food-lovers can find a veritable bounty of crayfish, oysters and mussels just there for the picking for the token price of a license from the local Ballito Parks Board office
'Shopaholics' will love Ballito Lifestyle Centre, where specialist stores are open 7 days a week. Then regain your peace of mind by indulging yourself at one of the Ballito spas, who practise both ancient, exotic and new cutting-edge treatments.
Eat out in Ballito, and follow your taste buds to one of the many fabulous Ballito restaurants specializing in fresh seafood, spicy Indian curries, Portuguese, Italian and Mexican dishes. Or grab some 'pub-grub' or take-away from a colourful street vendor.
Go golfing at superb KZN north coast courses such as the Ballito Umhlali Country Club, Zimbali Golf Estate, Prince's Grant Golf Estate and Mount Edgecombe Golf Estate. Most golf estates offer Dolphin Coast self catering accommodation, but for the golfer who simply wants to overnight, there's a large selection of Ballito B&B accommodation close to these prestigious Ballito area golf courses.
Ballito also offers endless other North Coast activities, such as tennis and squash courts, bowling greens and well equipped fitness centres are available. Also try North Coast horse riding, hot air ballooning, microlight flights and shark diving - just some of the more adventurous activities Ballito has to offer. Further afield, Zululand's famous game reserves and historical Anglo-Zulu battlefields are just a leisurely drive away from Ballito.
Other things to do in and around Ballito, North Coast:
Ballito Boardwalk - for those long afternoon strolls.
King Shaka Heritage Route - the place where the great Zulu King Shaka is buried.
Harold Johnson Nature Reserve - a wonderful combination of natural beauty and historical interest.
Litchi Orchard Market - browse for flowers, art, clothing and jewellery.
Ndlondlo Reptile Park - get educated about the dangers and beauty of these creatures.
Crocodile Creek - home to 9000 crocodiles, snakes, tortoise, leguaans, monkeys and alligators.
Willard Beach - (North Coast Ballito main beach) has blue flag status, and is home of the Mr Price Pro surfing competition.
Clarke Bay - (Natal North Coast Ballito second beach) offers a wonderful tidal pool, popular with both young and old alike.
Salmon Bay - Ballito boat launch area, as well as a favourite with surfers.
Also visit nearby towns under 10km from Ballito:
Thompsons Bay (3.6km from Ballito)
Chakas Rock / Shakas Rock (4.2km from Ballito)
Salt Rock (6.4km from Ballito)
Zimbali (6.5km from Ballito)
Umhlali (7.8km from Ballito)
Westbrook Beach (9.8km from Ballito)