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.

Ballito accommodation

Are you looking for accommodation in Ballito?

Ballito has plenty of accommodation options available

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

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.

Are you a fan of Ballito? Let us know.

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 - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 225

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

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

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

go! - Issue 139 - Author: - Published: 2018 - Page: 96

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

Country Life - Issue 257 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 59

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


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