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About Ballito

Ballito is a small serene resort town on South Africa's warm sub-tropical east coast, about 42 kilometers north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.

Ballito has a beautiful natural bay, facing the Indian Ocean, with wonderful sea views... Show more

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222 accommodation listings in Ballito. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Tinley Manor Hil's B&B

Bed and Breakfast in Ballito

Start your day off with a delicious breakfast served on the veranda next to the pool and overlooking the sea.

Swimming Pool
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R690.0

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Zuider Zee Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Ballito

Affordable and comfortable Private Guest rooms en suite, and two self catering Log Cabins set in a lush, peaceful gar...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
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DSTV

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R580.0

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Tuksumduin Guesthouse

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Ballito

We are well situated for both holiday makers and business men alike with the prestigious Zimbali Golf Course a mere 4...

Swimming Pool
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TV
Braai Area
WiFi

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R900.0

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Summer House

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

Summer House offers self-catering accommodation and is situated in Ballito. This double-storey home offers escalated ...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R2300

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Ruby Sands Exclusive Holiday Home

Holiday Homes in Ballito

Jewel of the North Coast, Ruby Sands is a spacious, well appointed exclusive holiday home based in the heart of Balli...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
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Braai Area
Aircon
TV
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Dishwasher
Pet Friendly
DSTV

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R1100.0

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Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Ballito

Zimbali View Eco Guest House is a 4 Star guest house idyllically located above Salmon Bay in Ballito, and offers gues...

Swimming Pool
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TV
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Aircon

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R1417.0

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309 Kenwyn-on-Sea

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

309 Kenwyn on Sea is a completely renovated flat located in a secure complex. It is a north facing flat with the a...

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Braai Area
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R1250.0

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Evolved Luxury Accommodation

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

17 Feverberry has a lounge area with flat-screen TV and the kitchen is equipped with an oven and a microwave. There i...

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R1700.0

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3 la Pirouge Ballito Compensation Beach Road

Apartments in Ballito

This spacious top floor 3-bedroom thatched roof penthouse apartment sleeps 6 people. The main bedrooms have a queen ...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
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Braai Area
Aircon
Laundry facilities
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Dishwasher

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R1950

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First Group La Montagne

Apartments, Resorts, Self Catering in Ballito

With restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine and room service, a great in-house Wellness Retreat, a live suppe...

Swimming Pool
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Bar
Braai Area
Conference Facility
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R1130.0

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Les Palmiers No 12

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

This upmarket 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom apartment is on the 3rd floor, and right on the beach with spectacular sea v...

Swimming Pool
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Dishwasher
Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV

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R2500.0

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305 Manor Gardens, Ballito

Apartments, Self Catering in Ballito

Situated along the very popular Willard Beach in Ballito, 305 Manor Gardens is part of the upmarket Ballito Manor com...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Internet access
Braai Area
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
TV
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DSTV

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R5100.0

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At Dom's B&B

Bed and Breakfast in Ballito

Our exquisite 6 bedroom beach house with pool in Ballito is equipped and decorated for your enjoyment and sleeps 14/1...

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R1095.0

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Bed & Breakfast By The Sea & Blue Waters

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Self Catering in Ballito

Enjoy peace and relaxation in this cheerful self-catering/bed and breakfast -situated on the Dolphin Coast, in Sheffi...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
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R600

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Villa Royale 510

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

3 Bedrooms, one bath, 2 showers. Beautiful sea views and close to pool to keep an eye on your children from the comfo...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
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R1100

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Sea Dreams Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Ballito

The house is on three levels with double volume space, and decks and balconies on both sides of the house, as well as...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Aircon
Braai Area
Fireplace
TV

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R850.0

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Bali Hai 603

Apartments, Self Catering in Ballito

3 Bedroom Apartment in Westbrook

3 Bedroom Apartment. 2 Bathrooms. TV's in lounge and main bedroom linked to DSTV....

Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Friendly
Dishwasher
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Laundry facilities

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R1511

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Villa Jaime

Self Catering in Ballito

Lovely self catering garden apartments with private entrances. This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. Villa ...

Parking on Premises
Internet access
TV
WiFi
Laundry facilities

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R862.0

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Cowrie Cove 5

Apartments in Ballito

Cowrie Cove 5 is a large self-catering apartment set on the first floor, located in Ballito and only a stone’s throw ...

Braai Area
Dishwasher
Laundry facilities
Aircon
DSTV

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R1692

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Abode on Minerva Villa

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering, Villas in Ballito

Abode on Minerva is a modern and luxurious villa with stunning sea views, located in Ballito – “the heart of the Dol...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R9000

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The Beach House 3 Impala Road

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

3 Impala Road is a wonderful 3 bedroom Self Catering Apartment situated in Ballito.

This apartment has a fully eq...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
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Aircon
TV
Pet Friendly
DSTV

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R1451

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Billfish Apartments

Self Catering in Ballito

The apartments cater to those guests that wish to have a relaxing and comfortable holiday or evening after a day of b...

Swimming Pool
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TV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
Aircon

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R1230.0

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15 Sheffield Lane

Self Catering in Ballito

5-bedroom house in Sheffield Beach
This cottage is strictly holiday accommodation and not suitable for parties. It ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
Pet Friendly
Laundry facilities

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R2177

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1 Ezulweni

Apartments, Self Catering in Ballito

The apartment is situated in Simbithi Eco Estate, providing 24-hour security, and vehicle patrols throughout the esta...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Wheelchair Friendly
Bar

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R3500

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Ecotel Ballito On Sea

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotels, Hotels in Ballito

New Ecohotel in Ballito!
Situated 2.1 km from Ballito Shopping Mall and 11 km from Ndlondlo Reptile Park, ECOTEL BAL...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
TV
Braai Area
Aircon
Parking on Premises
Laundry facilities

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R795

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Beachcomber - Ballito

Apartments, Self Catering in Ballito

Beachcomber Flat is a self-catering apartment located in a secure complex, situated on the oceanfront of Ballito. The...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Dishwasher
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R2060

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The Eighteenth

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

A sophisticated combination of concrete, wood and glass components gives The Eighteenth boutique apartments a modern ...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Dishwasher
Braai Area
Aircon
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Bar
TV

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R1700.0

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Villa Med 10

Apartments, Self Catering in Ballito

Three bedroom ground floor Self-Catering Apartment in Ballito Central. A mere five minutes walk from either Willards ...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
TV
Braai Area
Dishwasher
Parking on Premises
Laundry facilities

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R2500.0

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Al Marrakesh Guest House

Guest Houses in Ballito

Al Marrakesh Guest House intertwines the Middle Eastern and African cultures through a unique Moroccan decor. Six uni...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
Aircon
WiFi
DSTV

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R760.0

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Sunshowers Ballito

Apartments, Self Catering in Ballito

Sunshowers Ballito is part of a apartment block called Vallen Lodge. Our apartment is a three bedroom apartment on th...

Parking on Premises
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R4000.0

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Ballito Reviews

Dirk DJ Nel
23 December 2018

Beach was clean.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Fanie van der Westhuizen
25 September 2018

The Galley Beach Bar & Grill, wonderful seafood.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Zellia dos santos
25 September 2018

The cleanliness of the beach and the friendly neighbours.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Beverly Oscroft
23 August 2018

Everything in Ballito.

Superb. 5 out of 5

More info about Ballito

Ballito is a small serene resort town on South Africa's warm sub-tropical east coast, about 42 kilometers north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.

Ballito has a beautiful natural bay, facing the Indian Ocean, with wonderful sea views and exquisite immaculate beaches, and is encircled by sloping green hills rising behind. The lovely setting led to the development of a holiday village on the seafront amidst luxuriant tropical vegetation  

Ballito is the heart of the Dolphin Coast. Schools of dolphins can be seen frolicking in the clear shallow waters of the bay. In summer people watch the whales on their yearly journey up north to Mozambique. It is peaceful and quiet most of the year, but has shops, hotels and all necessary amenities.

Things to Do

Ballito is away from noise and crowds, ideal for people wanting a restful time surrounded by nature and the sound of waves. It is perfect for families with children, a blissful place to enjoy the open air, with golden beaches and wonderful views of the turquoise ocean.

There are four beaches and the water is warm all year. The beaches here are exceptional. Willards, the main beach, has Blue Flag Status with shark nets and lifeguards, and is for swimming and body boarding. Salmon Bay is the surfing beach. Clarke beach also has shark nets and lifeguards, and little rock pools. South of this beach, on Ballito Point, is a big Olympic size tidal pool built between the rocks. The pool water is refreshed by the high tide every day. There is also Thompsons Bay beach for picnics, beach games and tanning.

There is a 2 ½ kilometer scenic boardwalk curving along the beachfront for walking and jogging. Fishing licences are available and there is prolific birdlife for bird watching. Game reserves and nature trails are nearby. There are interesting scenic drives to explore the countryside and untouched beaches around Ballito. Horse riding, golfing, deep sea fishing, scuba diving and microlight flights are available. There is a reptile park also.

Ballito has three shopping malls, so although far out of Durban, it is not entirely out in the wild. There are luxurious spas, restaurants and bars, and a nightclub. The massive Gateway shopping centre and Umhlanga are 30 minutes away on the motorway, for excursions to a busier part of the world, with more shops, nightclubs and movie houses.

Where to Eat

Ballito has numerous coffee shops, pubs, and restaurants to choose from. Below are some local and international favourites!

Beira Alta is a sophisticated restaurant, and specialises in portuguese and south african food. Mo-Zam-Bik, relaxed, friendly and near the beach, is another restaurant with portuguese and african cuisine.

Al Pescatore, with italian cuisine and seafood, is above Clarke beach overlooking the ocean, so one can sit out on the deck and watch the dolphins and surfers.

Thava Indian Restaurant does delicious fresh aromatic curries and is elegant and upmarket. The Thandi Restaurant at Zimbali, with a calm atmosphere in the midst of indigenous forest, has breakfasts and lunches with continental, indian and south african food.

The Crayfish Inn, in a stunning setting overlooking Ballito in the tower of La Montagne Hotel, is a charming restaurant for fine dining, with a wide range of fish dishes and salads.

Fiamma Grill, with picturesque natural forest surroundings overlooking the ocean, has italian Tuscan style food. The Beach Hut is popular and suits families with children. Zara’s Cafe is a trendy casual bistro in the Lifestyle Centre, for breakfasts and lunches, and a tempting selection of cakes.

Where to Stay

There is a wealth of luxury hotels, guest houses, and terraced apartments on the seafront. A wide choice of excellent accommodation is available, due to the fortuitous position of rising hills overlooking the sea. There are comfortable guest houses in lush tropical gardens, and self catering beach apartments with magnificent sea views, as well as b&b’s. There are many places available right on the beach, something not often found, another reason Ballito is a favourite holiday destination.

Transport

There is no reliable public transport, as Ballito is out of town, so it is best to hire a car. King Shaka airport has made access easy however, and it is a short 20 minute drive on the N2, with not much traffic after Umhlanga. There is also a daily Airport Shuttle Service to Ballito. The N2 continues up the South African east coastline towards Mozambique in the north. Durban and the south coast are in the opposite direction.

Air: Ballito has no airport of it's own, however guests can arrive at Durban's King Shaka airport and either drive, taxi or shuttle the 42kms trip north through to the town.

Car:It is best to either take your car or rent one while visiting Ballito. It is easy to rent one in Durban or online.

Taxis/cabs: There are taxi services available in Ballito. These tend to be expensive if you travel further that a few kilometers in them.

Did you Know?

Ballito was originally sugar cane farms. The beauty of the surrounding landscape and perfect setting is why it is called the “Pearl” of the Dolphin Coast.

In 1954 Ballito was declared a proper town.

Hotels, luxury apartments and houses were built along the seashore as it became a popular family holiday destination.

Once the King Shaka airport opened in 2010, access to Ballito became direct and the business sector developed a large commercial park nearby on the N2. 

Many young families have moved there in recent years, following the business developments, and schools and churches were built. The population has now grown to 20,000, so Ballito is no longer only a holiday resort town. 

Several private and exclusive gated complexes were built around the town, like the Zimbali Coastal Estate, a 700 hectare estate in a protected natural environment of coastal forest with miles of deserted beach.

Ballito is Italian for 'Little Ball', and is sometimes misspelt as  Balito, Balitto, Ballitto Ballitoo or Baliito.