Estate agents view on Ballito

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Ballito enjoys a wide array of activities, amenities and properties. Learn more about the area from local property experts.

What types of amenities are available in Ballito?

Ballito enjoys a wide array of activities and amenities, and the days of having to travel to Durban to shop or for some entertainment are over. The swimming and surfing beaches have always been a big drawcard, but we also boast four magnificent golf courses, as well as mountain biking at the ever-popular Holla Trails situated at Sugar Rush Park. This venue also houses the fantastic Jump Park for trampolining enthusiasts. The shopping options have been ever-increasing, but with the imminent launch of the Ballito Junction regional shopping centre in March/April 2017, we are set to have just about every retail offering available, as well as cinemas.

Tim Johnson: Sales and marketing director, Seeff Dolphin Coast

What should buyers expect to pay for a home in Ballito?

Ballito has long been deemed one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Africa, and is rapidly growing into a bustling hub and so is it's residential property market. Research has shown that more people are migrating north and this bodes well for property prices in the area. The current average price for sectional title units ranges from around R1,35m to about R3,95m. Freehold properties fetch between R2,365m and R7,1m. The trend in Ballito shows that the demand for sectional title and gated estates is much higher than for freehold properties due to the security and lifestyle choices these types of properties offer.

Bernadine Roos: Sales manager, Chas Everitt Ballito

What do you love about Ballito?

We relocated to KwaZulu-Natal in January 2007 to what has aptly been described as the true gem of the North Coast coastline, Ballito. The area has enjoyed the greatest amount of growth in KZN which has had an extremely positive impact on house prices as well as opportunities in the business sector. We enjoy a fantastic climate, have a number of top golf courses nearby as well as terrific shopping amenities. The lifestyle, the friendliness of the locals as well as the beautiful beaches on this stretch of the coast all make Ballito the place to be and I would recommend this area to anyone.

Manuella Botha: Intern agent, Keller Williams Ignite

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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Small coastal town with a big personality
Ballito, on the Kwazulu Natal North Coast, has grown quickly recently. Upmarket estates, restaurants and shopping centres now inhabit areas that were sugar cane fields not long ago. Many families are relocating to the area to take advantage of the relaxed coastal lifestyle that the area offers, even though it is just 30 minutes drive from Durban. Ballito has 3 excellent malls offering lots of retail therapy, great restaurants, private schools, private hospitals and ample sporting facilities. Beside the houses and flats in the main residential and beachfront areas, there are many newly built, secure estates that provide a choice of property types for those moving to the area.