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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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Fanie van der Westhuizen

The Galley Beach Bar & Grill, wonderful seafood.

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

Tinley Manor Hil's B&B

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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Tuksumduin Guesthouse

In Ballito

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

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R800.0

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Zuider Zee Guest House

In Ballito

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

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R580.0

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Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse

In Ballito

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

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R1445.0

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10 Tamboti

In Ballito

This lovely 1st Floor, 4 bedroom apartment is situated in the beautiful Simbithi Eco-Estate and offers the following:...

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R3752

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309 Kenwyn-on-Sea

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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R1250.0

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Evolved Luxury Accommodation

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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R3364.0

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First Group La Montagne

In Ballito

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

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R1480.0

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At Dom's B&B

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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R1380.0

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Les Palmiers No 12

In Ballito

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

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R2500.0

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305 Manor Gardens, Ballito

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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Ballito Beach Self Catering Units

In Ballito

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

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R1750.0

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Ruby Sands Exclusive Holiday Home

In Ballito

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

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R1100.0

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3 la Pirouge Ballito Compensation Beach Road

In Ballito

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

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R2500

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Bed & Breakfast By The Sea & Blue Waters

In Ballito

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

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Bar
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Wheelchair Friendly
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R600

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Villa Jaime

In Ballito

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

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R1150.0

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Ecotel Ballito On Sea

In Ballito

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

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R795

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86 Ilala

In Ballito

This beautiful 4 Bedroom Penthouse apartment sleeps 8 guests. With a spacious main bedroom en-suite, 3 additional bed...

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TV
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R3824

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Billfish Apartments

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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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
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Aircon

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R1050.0

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1 Ezulweni

In Ballito

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

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

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R5925

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Sea Dreams Guesthouse

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
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R850.0

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65 Perissa, Santorini

In Ballito

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65 Perissa at Santorini is a Mediterranean-style villa located in the Perissa village of Santorini...

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R2950

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Casa Dela Mare'

In Ballito

Casa Del A Mare' is situated along the stunning coastal holiday town of the Dolphin Coast. The establishment comprise...

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Braai Area
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R600

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Cowrie Cove 5

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 ...

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Aircon
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R3988

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Villa Med 10

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
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R3500.0

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Al Marrakesh Guest House

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
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Aircon
WiFi
DSTV

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R650.0

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Sunshowers Ballito

In Ballito

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

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Full Kitchen
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R4000.0

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Garden Cottage

In Ballito

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

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Aircon
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R1500.0

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Villa Royale 510

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
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R3263

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Villa Capri Guest House

In Ballito

Villa Capri Guest House is an Italian-style house situated on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal comprising two lounges...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Aircon
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R2000

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Ballito Reviews

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.