Ubuntu Adventure Tours 079 505 3099 www.ubuntuadventuretours.co.za
"Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning "Humanity to others". At Ubuntu Adventure Tours, we embrace the spirit of togetherness, meeting people from all walks of life and to amaze them with what the north coast of Africa has to offer. We have scheduled tour experiences along the beautiful Kwazulu-Natal coastline, from the urban jungle of Durban to the wetlands of St. Lucia and inland to the high mountains of the Drakensberg. Tours we offer range from Urban Adventures, Cultural Community and Wildlife Safaris to Volunteering in a Local Community Experience.”
Beach – Bush – Berg Tours 072 981 3077 www.beachbushberg.com
Beach Bush Berg Offers Tours owned by Rudi & Jacqui Botha. Based in Ballito Bay, just 10 minutes drive from King Shaka Airport just North of Durban.
Cobecha Tours – Safaris 082 879 0102 www.cobechatours-safaris.co.za
Cobesha Tours offer shuttle services and planned Tour/Safaris tailor-made to suit your requirements and budget.
Clubventure 032 942 8014 www.clubventure.co.za
Offers a 1,5km Zipline Tour, Forest Paintball, Scuba Diving & so much more.
Ballito Microlights 082 659 5550 www.microlights.co.za
“Ballito, South Africa’s premier East Coast holiday destination is home to Ballito Microlight School cc. Surrounded by Rolling Sugar Estates with Millionaires mansions overlooking the warm Indian Ocean, there is no better place to take to the skies and experience the beauty, ease & safety of open cockpit flying in a Microlight aircraft.”
Ballito Dive Club 078 647 1510 http://wikivillage.co.za/ballito-dive-club
“Ballito Dive Club is a fun, social club for divers and their family members. It has been operating since 2011 and trips are done to mostly Durban, Aliwal Shoal and Sodwana Bay. Training are done in Ballito as well as all the local dive sites. We're a small but exciting club and always welcome new comers to the club and the exciting sport of Scuba Diving.”
Willard's Beach, the quintessential Ballito Beach, THE Fun in The Sun Spot and home to the Pro, Ballito's annual surf contest.
If you're looking for a busy, exciting, viby beach, then Willard's is the choice of Ballito's beaches. Willard's beach is extremely popular with the younger crowd, safe, beautiful and FUN. Willard's Beach is the major attractions for tourists in Ballito. Willard Beach is perfect for a day of fun in the sun. From swimming beaches that are protected by life guardss and also a popular surfing spot with several tidal pools in the area. One of the busiest of KwaZulu-Natal's beaches, Willard Beach is set against a range of holiday homes, hotels and other tourist facilities.
Thompson's Bay Beach, also known as "hole in the wall" - is tucked between Ballito and Shaka's Rock
Possibly one of the most beautiful beaches in Ballito! The Tidal Pool is great fun for the kids, easy to get to and sports super walks and scenery. But beware, it can be extremely busy during holiday periods.
Chaka's Rock is possibly one of the richest beaches in Ballito (for its variety of sea life) the rocky shores in this area are a must do for any visitor looking for something to do and places to go.
Chaka's Rock beach is a very special place, and the locals don't like "killing" - so please be gentle, don't damage the coral, don't kill things, refrain from collecting fish, animals, shells, just try enjoy the rich marine life along this shore for what it is. This is one of the few of Ballito's beaches that has very special biodiversity value.
Salt Rock main beach is a heaven for sun seekers and surfers, one of Ballito's beaches that is great for playing, albeit surfing, kite-surfing or just some family touch rugby
Salt Rock Beach is one of the few long open sandy beaches in Ballito and well serviced by many B&B's, Campsites and Hotels along the beach. Plenty of parking, lifeguards on duty. Definitely one of Ballito's beaches worth visiting.
Sheffield Beach is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the busier Ballito's beaches during the holiday season.
Sheffield beach is a must visit, at least once for any visitor to Ballito or Salt Rock, even if it's just for a quick stroll. This is one of the best areas for dolphin viewing and one of the beaches in Ballito that still has heaps of character and a wild feel to it.
Al Pescatore - 032 946 3574, 14 Edward Place, Ballito, http://www.alpescatoresa.co.za/
“Al Pescatore, Italian and Seafood Restaurant in Ballito, North Coast, offer a unique culinary experience with the owner designing original specials each and every day. What more can one ask for than a breathtaking view of the ever-changing Indian ocean, the finest food and a delightful team that is at your service.”
Mamma G's – 032 946 2214, The Junction, Ballito http://www.mammags.co.za/
“Using only the freshest ingredients, Mamma G’s gives you a true Italian experience. Pizzas are fired in traditional wood-fire oven, pastas are hearty and wholesome and the whole family can enjoy the bustling atmosphere of piazza, Al fresco dining or cozy interior vibe.”
Eat Local Grill-Bar-Café - 032 586 1609,Balvista Centre, Ballito http://www.eatlocalgrill.co.za/
“Well known local restauranteur Hugo Palacio and staff has made the move down to Ballito Village opening his brand new restaurant, Eat Local Grill. Hugo’s motto is simple: Good quality, good variety, good services and prices to match. With an Argentinian grilling style, nothing is better than steak, fish or chicken on a charcoal or wood fire.”
Fiamma Grill - 032 946 1029, Compensation Beach Road, Ballito http://fiammagrill.co.za/
“Owner inspired and run, we are a combination of four parts to the whole, rotating in our kitchen, lounge, dining and bar areas constantly, we believe in being a part of your experience. We create and motivate our team to bring you a pleasurable experience for any occasion and are often seen in various areas of the restaurant creating iconic dishes for the pallet.”
Beira Alta - 032 946 2388, Lifestyle Centre http://beiraalta.co.za/
” A constant commitment to quality and a fierce refusal to compromise has and will keep Beira Alta flourishing for many years! ”
Mo-Zam-Bik – 032 946 0979, Boulevard Centre, Ballito http://www.mozambik.co.za/ballito/
“Nestled in the heart of the beautiful North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, our Ballito branch was the first to open its doors in November 2005. Mo-Zam-Bik does not only cater for the adult generation, but has created a kiddies section downstairs to keep your little ones entertained whilst you sit back and relax. Sip on your cocktail, breathe in the ocean air and know that your children are safe.Situated upstairs, home to the Amina Dhow, is our outside area where we often have live entertainment such as bands and comedians. Bookings are essential.”
Sage – 032 525 8059, 1 Old Fort Rd, Foxhill, Umhlali http://www.sagecafe.co.za/
“The home of superb coffee, scrumptious food, delightful specials and time with family and friends. The Sage Café & Deli, Sage Centre, is a visit filled with healthy wholesome food, a relaxing atmosphere, kids’ entertainment and the opportunity to get your hair done at Plush, beauty treatments at Shine and a spot of shopping at the boutiques.”
The Beach Hut - 032 586 0123, Balvista Centre, Ballito http://www.beachhutrestaurant.com/
“The Beach Hut is a British inspired restaurant, where ingredients are locally sourced and one can find a range of interesting and traditional dishes. Fish & Chips with mushy peas, Spicy Roasted Pork Belly, Haggis & Black pudding, Burgers, Steaks and Calamari can be found on our menu.”
Mamba Skate Park 082 558 2875 www.mambaskate.com
“The Mamba Skate Park, consisting of 450m of winding, pumping and rolling track through a jungle of trees and thick coastal bush - was conceived by a bunch of fathers wanting to establish a safe-haven for youngsters wanting to exhaust their boundless energy in a sport that develops concentration, poise and confidence in a fast and dynamic communal environment.”
Ushaka Marine World 031 328 8000 www.ushakamarineworld.co.za
“The world class uShaka Marine World, situated in Durban, South Africa, opened its turnstiles to the general public on April 30th 2004. uShaka has fast positioned itself as a key attraction on Durban’s Golden Mile, offering a world of entertainment, excitement, fun and uniqueness. uShaka has brought together cultures, like no other place in Africa – into a safe, secure and clean environment that resonates the sound of fun, laughter and the spirit of togetherness. Entertainment is non-stop, extending from the daytime operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk.”
Flag Animal Farm 032 947 2018 www.flaganimalfarm.co.za
“During the holidays, and weekends, we have special fun milking shows - with dancing, singing, prizes at 12 and 3pm. During the week we do the milking demo at 12 and 3pm. We have a coffee shop on the farm where we serve light meals. Coffee is freshly ground, percolated on sight.”
Lucky Linton Family Park and Gold Mine 0329471459 www.luckylinton.com
“A short drive into the surrounding farmlands of Ballito, Lucky Linton Gold Mine is a fun destination for the entire family. Site of a genuine Gold Mine, visitors can still try their luck panning for gold or spend a day of leisure around the dam: water activities, petting zoo, jungle gyms, slides and swings within a picturesque picnic setting.”
Burnedale 0329470133 www.burnedale.co.za
“A secret haven for kids and adults alike in the country village of Umhlali, 40 minutes north of Durban. Just minutes from the urban bustle of Ballito, Burnedale offers an eclectic mix of delights for the most discerning customer. With the refined charm of a Colonial Sugar Baron Estate for which the area is famous, Burnedale offers hand picked products and services for their customers. Each store offers the perfect blend of product to offer a very special experience…Eat, Play, Create, Shop…unique in every way.”
Crocodile Creek 032 944 3845 www.crocodilecreek.net
“Crocodile Creek was cut out of dense coastal bush over looking the Tongaat River flood plain in 1983 and is home to 7000 monster crocodiles, alligators, caimen, slender snouted and dwarf crocs. Enjoy an exciting guided tour, never to be forgotten, bush trails, huge pythons and deadly mambas complete the bush experience.”
Ndlondlo Reptile Park 084 240 3318 www.ndlondloreptilepark.co.za
“At Ndlondlo Reptile Park We pride ourselves on our personal hands on approach and every visitor is treated to a guided tour of the facility. Tours are provided by one of our competent team members with narration in either English or Afrikaans, you get to choose. We boast a variety of reptiles, large and small, venomous and harmless and are passionate about education; we offer a snake identification course which includes first aid treatment for snake bites.”
Dolphin Coast Taxis: 083 431 2749
Josee's Taxi: 082 8947549
SCS Transport: 079 8872844
Tourism Information office
Tourism info: 032 9461256
King Shaka Airport
SAA: 031 3613010
Kulula: 0861 585852
Emirates: 0861 606 606
Mango: 0861 162646
Specialised Rescue Unit: 082 789 3332
Traffic & Crime Prevention 032-9468000
Marine Safety (Ballito Lifeguards) 032-9468000
KwaDukuza Police 032-5518200
Tongaat police 032-9449933
IPSS Medical Rescue 0823 911 911
Alberlito Hospital 032-946 6711
Dolphin Coast SPCA: 087 550 0512