Things to do

The Dolphin Coast offers a host of activities around Ballito, Salt Rock, Chakas Rock and even extending down past Umdloti and Umhlanga Rocks to Durban. Come and enjoy outdoor activities, beaches, sport as well as great food and restaurants in a fantastic holiday environment. We cater to both leisure and corporate markets and welcome guests looking for exclusive service, standards and privacy.

Our guesthouse is conveniently located in a quiet residential area overlooking to warm Indian Ocean. Access to Junction Mall, Lifestyle Centre. The Ballito beaches are also a short distance away and are manned by qualified lifeguards giving you peace of mind when swimming and surfing. Restaurants are all over Ballito and there is certainly a wide choice to suit all palates. Remember this area in renowned for its authentic Indian curries and Bunny Chows and once again some really good restaurant options are only a short distance away.
For guests looking for an activity-based holiday the area offers a wide range of options including, trail running, MTB, surfing, deep sea fishing, rock and surf fishing, micro-lighting, snorkelling, golf, hiking, bird watching and so much more. King Shaka airport is only 20 minutes away and the magnificent Isimangaliso Wetland Park as well as Imfolozi/Hluhluwe game reserves are a 2 hour drive away making this the perfect hub from which to explore the best of KZN.

Ballito Boardwalk

Run, walk along the boardwalk which stretches from Salmon Bay to Willard Beach. Access all the popular beaches and enjoy the vibe on this ever popular stretch of beachfront.

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Dolphin Coast Tidal Pools

There are 5 tidal pools along the coast between Ballito and Salt Rock. Enjoy an adventure discovering these safe bathing pools which are flushed daily by the changing tides.

Sugar Rush Park

MTB, trail runs, coffee, good food, markets, entertainment…what more can we say…and its all in a lovely country setting a little way out of town.

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Microlight Flights

Get a bird’s eye view of the coastline and countryside with a flip from the Ballito Microlight School. Daily flights weather permitting 7 days a week.

Mountain Biking

Bring your bikes along or hire one and ride a selection of trails at Sugar Rush Park and Holla Trails. From single track to easier jeep track and family routes choose your route and distance.

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Golf

A selection of golf courses offers superb greens, bunkers and scenery on the Dolphin Coast. Choose between Umhlali Country Club and Zimbali or venture further out and play a course in Durban.

Surfing

Willard Beach in Ballito hosts the annual “Ballito Pro” each year drawing top surfers from around the world to this local stage. Choose your spot along our clean, warm and safe beaches with lifeguards and shark nets protecting all our popular beaches.

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Fishing

The whole coast offers good rock and surf and fly fishing. Deep sea ski-boat fishing can also be enjoyed and pelagic species such as Dorado, Tuna and Sailfish are targeted.

Cultural Experiences

Explore the King Shaka heritage route or Shakaland where Zulu culture is experienced. Further afield the historical sites of Anglo Zulu and Anglo Boer battlefields may also be enjoyed at places such as Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift.

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Restaurants & Pubs

There are a host of restaurants in the area to suit all palates. The area is well known for authentic Indian cuisine and a good curry is recommended at one of the many Indian restaurants.

Shopping

Ballito Junction, Ballito Lifestyle Centre, Tiffanys are all in close proximity and offer a shopping extravaganza. Head off to the Durban where the exciting Gateway Centre attracts shoppers from far and wide.

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Whale & Ocean Safaris

Take a ride out to sea to view the Humpback Whale migration with loads of photographic opportunities. Dolphin watching all year round. Whale season is 1 July – 30 November. This ocean experience can be enjoyed for any occasion.  Be adventurous and do something different. Boats depart from Wilsons Wharf in Durban. Harbour Cruises are also available and all boat trips are weather dependant.