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 The 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...
Willards Beach is the main bathing beach with very popular surfing and body boarding spots "Bog" & "Surfers" to the south and "Sunrise" to the north. These beaches are protected by shark nets and have qualified life guards on duty during the day. Don't forget the sun cream!
A 15 minute walk south of Willards Beach you will come across Clarke Bay with its rocky pools on either side of this sandy bay. Lifeguards and shark nets are provided for your protection at this beach as well.
Due south of Clarke Bay you will find Ballito's Tidal Pool built on Ballito Point in between the rocks. Here you should have a very reinvigorating dip as fresh sea water flows into the pool on each high tide. You will also notice a variety of small fish while swimming in the pool. (Caution should be taken when there is heavy surf action).
Ballito Point at times has a good left break for the surfers into Salmon Bay.
FISHING ON THE NORTH COAST
A spot-by-spot overview
Tongaat River Mouth, Tongaat Long Beach, Sweet Waters, Salmon Bay and Ballito Pool,Emberton Road, Boulder Bay and Jackson's, Willard Beach and Wilson's, Chaka’s High Rock, Catfish, Salt Rock Pool, Van der Riets, Granthans, Dave’s Rock, Christmas Bay, Umhlali River Mouth, Umhlali Beach, The Pantry Headlands, Rapsons / Red Rocks, Stink Rock, Loves Beach, Mail Boat, Deep Green, Umvoti River Mouth, Blythedale Beach, Channel Rock, Princes Grant area, Nonoti, Iti Bay, Lion Rocks, Black Rock, Zinkwazi Car Park, Zinkwazi Bay, Boiling Pots, Mervin’s Hole and Second Rocks Seola Point.
Surfing & Body Boarding.
Ballito’s, Salmon Bay, Clark Bay, Willard's Beach, Thompson Bay, Salt Rock and Tiffany's are reknown for great wave action.
When there is a land breeze you are sure to find a brillant left break at Salmon Bay. As for Willard's which has three defined surfing areas - Bog, Surfer's & Sunrise - these are predominantly right breaks, which also applies to the surfing spots at Thompsons Bay, Salt Rock, Tiffany's Tinley Manor Blythedale and Zinkwazi.
During the winter months a light wetsuit may be required as the sea temperature sometimes drops below 20°C.
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