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.
Map of Area and Surrounds
Family activities in Ballito include picnics and fun activities for kids at Burnedale, the Litchi Orchard market, Flag Animal Farm which is fun for the entire family and Salt Rock Caravan park. Ballito is famous for fishing, swimming, strolls along the beach, cycling and even more outdoor activities, to be enjoyed in the warm weather.
The promenade and beach in Ballito are great for those who enjoy an active lifestyle, while the great selection of restaurants and coffee shops scattered along the promenade cater for the foodies. With the recent developments in Ballito, Virgin Active gym has opened its doors to the North Coast locals.
The homes in this neighbourhood are very exclusive, with the majority of the properties boasting beautiful sea views. Many homes are converted into guest houses and hotels. There are various upmarket estates - Zimbali Coastal Estate, Simbithi Eco Estate and Brettenwood Coastal Estate. Most of the Ballito area consists of complexes, which are ideal both for living and investment purposes.
Ballito offers a scenic, coastal getaway from the hustle and bustle in Durban. There are a variety of shopping centres for all of your retail needs. The Ballito Lifestyle Centre provides many great stores conveniently situated central to the neighbourhood. The Ballito Junction offers great shopping, with a fun outdoor kids play area. The Quarter Boutique Shopping Centre offers an eclectic mix of retail shops, exclusive art and décor opportunities, professional business services, health and beauty outlets and upmarket café restaurants.
There are quite a few choices for evening activities in this area: Shakers bar for a night of dancing, Hops pub, Crush nightclub, CoCo Del Mare, the East Oasis cocktail lounge, various exotic cuisine venues to choose from, the night market at the Litchi Orchard and more.