The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Ballito



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Ballito has, for many years, been a small holiday village. In recent years things have changed somewhat. Its popularity as a holiday destination has grown but a number of people from the Durban area have moved out there and a number of businesses have followed suit.

A number of shopping centres have sprung up to serve the residents and visitors.

Ballito weather


The land on which Ballito now stands was part of a sugar cane farm. The origins of the town are from 1954.

In an attempt to attract investors the town was originally marketed as "The Caribbean of the North Coast".

The beaches are the main attraction in the Ballito area with the nearby Salt Rock and Shaka's Rock being particularly popular.

References and further reading

The Dive Sites of South Africa - Author: Anton Koornhof - Published: 1992 - Page: 125

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 246

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 128

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 344

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 107

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 199

go! - Issue 157 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 103


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