Ballito Attractions. Eclectic attractions abound just a few miles from our King Shaka International airport area hotel-everything from Wild Life Parks to Malls to the Historic King Shaka Route.


King Shaka Heritage Route

King Shaka Heritage Route is located in Ballito and is one of Ballito’s Cultural Sites, it follows in the footsteps of one of the great Zulu Chiefs. King Shaka Zulu

  • High Rock – Where King Shaka Zulu would sit and plan his military tactics
  • Observation Rock – Where King Shaka Zulu would watch his army maneuvers on the flatland below.
  • King Shaka’s Spring – Where King Shaka Zulu’s handmaidens drew water
  • King Shaka’s Pool and Cave – Here King Shaka Zulu bathed and rested
  • Mavivane Execution Rock – Where King Shaka Zulu issued judgment on rebels and enemies on top of this cliff, the rebels and enemies would be clubbed over their heads and thrown onto the rocks below as legend has it.

Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Park

The Dolphin Coast is close enough to Zululand to take a drive north and explore the African game reserves. The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Park is approximately 257km north of Ballito. Most of the big game species including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, white and black rhinoceros, buffalo, leopard and giraffe live in the reserve. Apart from the game viewing drives, there are also two self-guided auto trails.

The Battle of eNdondakusuka

eNdondakusuka was part of a civil war fought between the forces of Prince Cetshwayo and his brother Mbuyazi, for the right to be king of the Zulus in 1856. Some 15 000 to 25 000 warriors died in this battle, which, when the dust settled, established Cetshwayo as the king of the Zulus. The site, near the northern bank of the Thukela River, can be viewed from Fort Pearson on the opposite bank of the river.

Ballito Golf

The Dolphin Coast, and surrounding areas, boasts some of the finest golfing turfs in South Africa. These magnificent golf courses are both challenging and unforgettably beautiful, with unique settings and breathtaking views.

Ballito Beaches

The beach is the main attraction for most visitors to KwaZulu Natal, and the Dolphin Coast has a magnificent stretch of golden beaches and sheltered coves that are ideal for a day of fun in the sun. From swimming beaches that are protected by shark nets and attended by professional Life Savers, to popular surfing spots and tidal pools, the Dolphin Coast’s beaches have it all.


A 20-hectare development with 16 hectares of greenhouses for flower and vegetable production, a tissue culture lab, nursery and research centre.

Dolphin Coast

The Dolphin Coast offers visitors a combination of modern facilities at it’s sun drenched seaside resorts in a lush, subtropical environment. The Dolphin Coast shoreline is an exciting beaches and rock pools for safe bathing, surfing and scuba diving, rock and skiboat fishing, or just relaxing on the beach.

Area Attractions

  • Ballito Life Style Mall – ½ Km
  • Ballito Beach – 4.39 Km
  • Alberlito Hospital- 1Km
  • Zimbali Golf Estate – 3 Km
  • Dube Trade Port – 11 Km
  • King Shaka Airport – 11 Km
  • Tongaat Huglert – .12 Km
  • Durban Convention Center – 44.88 Km
  • Umhlanga Ridge – 28.84 Km
  • Gateway Mall – 23.73 Km
  • Sibaya Casino – 17.17 Km
  • Moses Mabida Stadium – 42.8km
  • Ushaka Marine World – 45.1km

Things to do & Outdoor Activities

  • Crocodile Creek
  • Holla Trails – 7.7km
  • Tidal Tao Snorkeling Safaris – 6.4km
  • Ballito Microlight School – 6.4km
  • Ndlondlo Reptile Park – 9.3km
  • The Great Railroad Brewing Company – 5.3km
  • Prime Fishing Charters – 7.8km
  • The Litchi Orchard Market – 6.5km
  • Luthuli Museum – 18.7km
  • Rain Farm Game Lodge – 18.1km

Nearby Cities

  • Umhlanga – 20 Kilometers
  • Richards Bay – 45 Kilometers
  • Durban Central – 30 Kilometers
  • Tongaat – 10 Kilometers

Airport & Transportation

  • King Shaka International Airport – 10 kilometers
  • Virginia Airport – 25 Kilometers
  • Ballito Taxi – 5 Km
  • Compensation Railway – 7 Kilometers