Ballito on the Dolphin Coast
The town of Ballito is one of the Dolphin Coasts premiere Tourist Destinations and the Pearl of the KwaZulu Natal North Coast. Ballito is well known for its superb, safe beaches. For the small price of a licence, which can be purchased at the Natal Sharks Board, you can pick your own mussels off the rocks, collect oysters or bring in fresh crayfish from the Indian Ocean.
Ballito’s friendly, village atmosphere is a welcome haven from the fast pace of big city life, yet it offers all modern amenities and services to holiday-makers.
The beaches are the prime attraction and Ballito’s main bathing beach, Willard Beach, provides safe swimming and qualified life-guards on duty seven days a week. Lifeguards and shark nets are also provided at Clarke Bay Beach to ensure that parents have a worry-free holiday. Further south is the Ballito Tidal Pool with two different sized pools, both well maintained and home to a wide variety of sea life.
Salmon Bay is a popular surf-spot and home to the Ballito inflatable boat clubhouse. Ballito also provides good opportunities for the angler, spear-fisherman and scuba diver. Thompson’s Bay lies a little north of Ballito, and here you’ll find the Olympic sized Charlie’s Tidal Pool.
There are also many secluded beaches, rocky coves and shallow paddling pools to provide endless hours of fun. A marine trail starting at the Hole-in- the-Wall natural rock formation, leads north to the legendary High Rock of King Shaka.