Ballito at a glance
Discover the South African coastal town of Ballito nestling between the green rolling hills of the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, and the blue rolling waves of the warm Indian ocean. Experience some of the many diverse pursuits and visit enchanting locations within easy reach or simply relax on the golden sandy beaches to soak up the African sun.
With Gateway Theatre of Shopping and La Lucia Mall just 30 minutes down the road towards Durban, you could not wish for more. For the brave there is the Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom about 20 minutes away, and for those who enjoy an even wilder life, there are fantastic game reserves, nature eco trails and excellent bird watching north of Ballito.
The waters off Ballito's Beach are the playground of the bottlenose dolphins, which frolic in the waters close to shore and are visible all year round. The dolphins favour this stretch of coastline because of it's relatively clear and shallow waters. The main swimming beach in Ballito is Willard Beach. Willard Beach has Blue Flag Status. It provides safe swimming with qualified life-guards seven days a week, and is protected with shark nets. It also has a fully equipped first aid station. Willard Beach is also a popular spot for surfing and body boarding.