Map of Durban North Coast
Coast (Dolphin) Travel Guide
Fringed by green and tangled
vegetation, the golden beaches of the North Coast are a sub-tropical
paradise, interspersed with rows of smart and snazzy hotels and resorts.
This a great family beach
holiday destination - and it has a few special little treats up its sleeve.
Pods of up to a couple of
hundred bottlenose dolphins frolic in the back line, the surf is fantastic
and the diving is great but there aren't nearly as many operators as there
are on the
or at Sodwana, further north.
And - if you're planning
on spending any time at all in the sea, you should take the opportunity
to visit the KZN Sharks Board. You'll get to watch a great multi-media
presentation about sharks and, if you have a strong stomach, watch a shark
dissection, which is part of their ongoing research. You'll learn that
sharks are not just mindless predators. There's also a great shark-themed
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is at the southern end of Zululand and the Battlefields,
and there are some interesting historical places to visit, including Stanger,
or KwaDukuza, where Shaka, the first Zulu chieftain, is buried,
and the ultimatum tree at Tugela Mouth, where the Zulu wars started in
a rather sneaky bit of sophistry by the British colonials.
There are lovely day walks
along the coast, but it's probably not a good idea to do them alone - make
it a social event and go in a big group. The birding is fabulous and there
is a small game reserve. But probably the most popular activity is
... golf. Yup - it's a golfer's paradise with bright green
resorts scattered all over.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION GUIDE, KWAZULU-NATAL NORTH COAST, SOUTH AFRICA
|Ballito Travel Guide
KZNís North Coast, Ballito is a mega-tourist-friendly seaside resort
with wonderful, safe, shark net-protected beaches. Tidal pools ranging
from kiddiesí paddling numbers to a full Olympic-sized pool offer safe
bathing for all levels of swimmer and even non-swimmers. There is a lovely
long boardwalk offering easy scenic beach walking and a more rugged trail
all the way up to Salt Rock includes a short tunnel best attempted at low
tide. The surfing is great at nearby Salmon Bay.
Map of Ballito
|Ballito is a
great family destination with a sophisticated infrastructure Ė which means
wall-to-wall development and loads of beachfront hotels. And, if thatís
not enough, itís less than an hour away from Durban, if you need a big
city fix. Great shopping, wonderful restaurants and a vibey nightlife should
keep the whole family occupied when theyíre not on the beach. There are
microlight flips on offer for a birdís eye view of rolling sugar cane fields
and dolphins frolicking in the waves. For grass addicts, there are four
excellent golf courses close to Ballito Ė and they had nothing to do with
the name of the town Ė which means little ball. But it is apt, isnít it?
accommodation options in Ballito
Manor Beach Ballito Manor, 3 bedroom Self-Catering Apartment, BALLITO
This exclusive, air-conditioned,
three-bedroom apartment is on the first floor of the upmarket complex Ballito
Manor, but has a ground floor entrance. The unit is situated on the main
beach with spectacular beach- and sea views from the spacious balcony.
The apartment has three bedrooms, all en-suite and two of these are equipped
with flat screen TVís. Sleeps 6 people in two king size beds and 2 single
beds. Two of the bedrooms lead out onto the balcony through sliding doors,
which add to the unitís outdoor-living atmosphere. Linen and duvets are
provided and also bath towels. The open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge,
leads through sliding doors onto the balcony with patio furniture and a
Weber braai. The modern kitchen, with a breakfast nook, is equipped with
a stove, microwave, fridge/freezer plus another fridge, washing machine,
tumble dryer, dish washer, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery....
Barrington, Ballito, Self-Catering Apartment, BALLITO
holiday accommodation in Ballito. Dolphin Bay splendour at its best!
If youíre not on the beach 500m away, youíll be relaxing in this beautifully
furnished, spacious apartment in the up-market Barrington complex. 158
Barrington is a penthouse apartment in a small block of 6 units.
Two pools, a tennis court, squash court, club house and 24 hour gated security
make this a seaside holiday getaway with a difference. Not to mention the
lovely sea views from the massive patio! 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,
and spacious open-plan living Ė sleeps 6 people. Two queen size beds and
two single beds. Fully equipped kitchen.
in Ballito, Luxury Guest House (Weddings/Conferences), BALLITO
The Boathouse is 50Km north
of Durban in South Africa, 22 Suites, Four Star rated and AA Quality Assured
Associate. Unbeatable Beach Front location, Fine Dining Restaurant, Cigar
Bar, Cocktails at the Pool overlooking the Ocean and function facilities!
Large private balconies to soak up the African Sun. A few of the many other
activities available are: Various Prime Golf Courses close by and
many exciting day excursions including uShaka Marine World (Aquarium),
Sharks Board and Crocodile farm. Enjoy Short, full day, dawn or sunset
Yachting. Fly a Micro-light to explore the North Coast Beaches or
Charter an Aircraft to explore the lovely Valley of 1000 Hills, or even
Rock Guest House & Wellness Centre, Guest House, BALLITO
A luxury Boutique Guest
House catering for every need of the sophisticated traveler. Small, personal,
yet not intimidating, we offer superior accommodation, amenities and services.
Completely refurbished in 2006 to highest standards to ensure that our
guests have a most comfortable and memorable stay with us. The B&B's
new swimming pool area, is ideal for relaxing after a long days drive and
offers magnificent views over the luscious ocean. The Breakfast and
Spa Package is the perfect option to forget for a while your frantic life.
Come and enjoy yourself with special treatments at Dolphin Rock and a succulent
buffet breakfast in our restaurant.
Luxury Bed & Breakfast/Guest House, BALLITO
Relax, soak up the sun and
enjoy spectacular sea and beach views from this spacious, stylish, owner-run
guesthouse. Exclusive and private, the emphasis is on personal attention
and service. Five beautifully decorated en suite bedrooms have king-size
beds, air-conditioning, mini-bar, satellite TV, telephone, wireless LAN
internet, video channel, wall safe and hairdryer. All rooms have large
bathrooms with separate bath and shower and all rooms have direct access
to the patio and garden. The spacious deck overlooking the beach
offers superb sea views and is the perfect place for al fresco meals, drinks
and dolphin spotting. Walk to the protected swimming beach for a
swim in the warm Indian Ocean, enjoy dolphin boat rides, shipwreck dives,
micro lighting and deep sea fishing. Golf courses, horse riding and
restaurants nearby. Visit the local crocodile farm, the Sharks Board, or
Riverside Bird Park.
Provence, Bed & Breakfast/Self-Catering, BALLITO
Come and enjoy this unique
French style Guest House, echoing glimpses of a Provencal Villa, with splashing
of lavender, the colors, and hospitality typical of Provence in the South
of France. Wake up to a typical French breakfast including croissants
and French coffee, or simply tuck into a real SA breakfast. After
you have relax at the pool, or take a short stroll to Salt Rockís main
beach. This Guest house boasts five en-suite, air-conditioned rooms that
are equipped with DStv, DVD player, fridge and coffee and tea facilities
are available. Character: Unique French Charm, with imported décor
and unique touches of Provence.
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