The Dolphin Coast which extends from Zimbali in the South to the Tugela River in the North, a sub tropical paradise steeped in history, cultural diversity, and a veritable playground of lush green vegetation, sun, sea and pristine beaches.
The Dolphin Coast includes the coastal resorts of Shakas Rock, Salt Rock, Sheffield Beach, Blythedale and Zinkwazi.

A favoured playground of an estimated 200 shoals of bottlenose dolphins that frolic in the clear shallow waters, all year round, and it is not uncommon to spot whales offshore, during their summer migration to Mozambique.


The sub tropical climate means that the weather is warm to hot throughout the year, providing the ideal escape from Away from the beaches both out to sea with marine activities and excursions and inland with horse riding, golf, helicopter flights, historical sites, nature reserves, crocodile farms, nurseries, cultural villages and sites and the local sugar cane industry to explore, every day is a new adventure!

The night life in the area is legendary, with the pubs, clubs and the diverse range of restaurants, catering for a variety of genres and palates; all subscribing that unique vibe that has been Ballito’s trademark through the years.

For the shopper the area is a veritable shoppers’ paradise with cafés, specialist shops, modern shopping centres and three new malls namely; Ballito Lifestyle Centre, Ballito Junction and the Ballito Bay Mall, ensuring that you never have to leave the area to search for daily provisions, that special memento or anything else you may need or want during your stay.

One of the main attractions of Ballito is the wide range of the accommodation on offer from inexpensive seaside camp sites to ultra luxury units and the complete ambit in between, to suite every style of holiday.


The Dolphin Coast is renowned for it’s warm sub-tropical weather. Summers holidays can be best enjoyed in Ballito, when the Mercury climbs to above 32° Celsius (almost 90° Fahrenheit).

Our July Winter is mild & temperate and seldom goes below 10°C (50°F) during the day.

Whether you are a fisherman, water sport fanatic or if just prefer to lie on the golden beaches and soak up the sun, you will find your own piece of paradise.

For a long time Ballito remained a jealously guarded secret, but now that the secret is out you are invited to experience that unique essence of an area that endears itself to the heart of all its visitors, past and present.