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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 and exquisite immaculate beaches, and... read more

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

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
Braai Area
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Laundry facilities

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R1590.0

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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
WiFi
Internet access
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
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DSTV

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R550.0

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19 Tontiki

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

19 Tontiki is an upmarket and modern, 3 bedroom, self catering apartment, situated on the beach in Ballito. It sleeps...

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Braai Area
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R1450

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Abode on Minerva Apartment 3

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

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

Swimming Pool
DSTV
Full Kitchen
TV

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R1750

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Abode on Minerva Apartment 2

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

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

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R3750

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Abode on Minerva Apartment 1

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

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

Swimming Pool
DSTV
Full Kitchen
TV

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R3750

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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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Nine Frinton

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

Our apartment is located on the beach-front, about 40m from the shoreline and the dolphin coast gets its name from th...

Braai Area
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WiFi
Aircon
TV

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R2500

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The Cottage Backpackers

Backpacker, Cottages, Self Catering in Ballito

Come and sit at our bond fire and have a bash at playing the 'bongo' drums or bring your guitar-
have a 'lekker' br...

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

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R180

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Petite Provence

Guest Houses in Ballito

Come and enjoy this unique French style Guest House, echoing glimpses of a Provencal Villa, with splashing of lavende...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Internet access
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Aircon
TV
WiFi
DSTV

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R1190.0

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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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Aircon

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R3500.0

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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
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Dishwasher
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R2000.0

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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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Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Aircon
TV
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DSTV

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R2875.0

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Beach Forest Lodge

Apartments, Cottages, Self Catering in Ballito

Situated 400m from Ballito’s beachfront and overlooking the seclusion of the tropical Pigeonwood Forest, Beach Forest...

Swimming Pool
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TV
Braai Area
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R880.0

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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...

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Braai Area
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Aircon

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R1113.0

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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...

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R1800.0

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Sibakwa B&B and Spa

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Ballito

We offer a choice of 5 rooms. Single twin or double rooms with tastefully decorated modern finishes. Lush gardens and...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Aircon
TV
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DSTV
WiFi
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R700.0

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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
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R1295.0

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B&B Orange

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

B&B Orange apartment Sheffield Beach is situated at the Dolphin Coast one of the most exclusive suburbs of KwaZulu-Na...

Braai Area
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Internet access

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R6800

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Villa 't Honk

Self Catering, Villas in Ballito

Villa ‘t Honk is an Exclusive villa with infinity pool and incredible sea views at the Dolphin Coast and on walking d...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
Bar

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R6800

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Ballito Beach Self Catering Units

Self Catering in Ballito

Santorini is an exclusive Greek styled complex. It offers the perfect location for a family holiday or romantic break...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
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Aircon
WiFi
Dishwasher

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R3300.0

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Kingston

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

Welcome to Kingston, this is a lovely 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms self catering holiday home Located a secure Family Orie...

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

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R2172

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36 Madeleine Drive

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Ballito

You will not find a home that offers an experience like this on the KZN North Coast.

It is truly a magnificent home...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
TV
Braai Area
Aircon
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DSTV

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R8625.0

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Dash Apartments

Apartments in Ballito

Dash Luxury Apartments are self-catering fully-serviced holiday apartments in the Dash Apartments Complex in the high...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Gym
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Aircon
TV
WiFi
DSTV

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R2350.0

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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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Gym
Braai Area
DSTV
TV

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R690.0

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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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Full Kitchen
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Braai Area
Dishwasher
TV
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DSTV

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R1100.0

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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...

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Aircon

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R800.0

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Ocean View Penthouse

Apartments, Self Catering in Ballito

Ocean View Penthouse is situated right on the beachfront in Ballito.

Swimming Pool
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Aircon

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R2150.0

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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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Aircon
Laundry facilities
WiFi
DSTV
TV

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R1150.0

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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
Pet Friendly
DSTV
Braai Area
WiFi
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Jacuzzi
Bar
TV
Wheelchair Friendly
Dishwasher

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R600

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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.