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The Dolphin Coast, a stretch of golden beaches embraced by the warm Indian Ocean and rolling sugar cane and coastal forests, stretches from Zimbali in the south to the mighty Tugela River in the north. Ballito is rapidly becoming more a permanent residential destination than a holiday location as the demand for housing spreads ever further north.
Easily accessible to the King Shaka International Airport and with its large estates such as Zimbali and Simbithi, Brentonwood and Dunkirk, Ballito has evolved into a prime residential area, particularly among families and those commuting to work in nearby Umhlanga Ridge or La Lucia Office Estate.
Ballito and surrounds is slowly transforming into residential rather than holiday towns although the mix is presently still about 50:50. A great deal more businesses have opened up in the past five years, including three shopping centres. The exclusive, gated estates of Zimbali and Simbithi have been extensively marketed and are proving very popular, while new gated communities are springing up, offering an exclusive lifestyle in a secure environment.
For those wanting to acquire leisure property, a weekend retreat or a future or imminent retirement property, there are beachfront apartments, homes and apartments in the gated estates which offer a secure environment for a lock-up-and-go home with quick access to the airport. There are great beaches and festivals which have become synonymous with Ballito, creating an ideal place for young people to holiday. There is a good demand for holiday rental property in the area, which at least takes care of running costs for your investment.
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Nature lovers can go on day trips to Zululand game and nature reserves. The Hluhluwe / Umflozi game park is just 257 km north of Ballito. Closer to home is the Harold Johnson Nature Reserve which offers excellent birding and nature trails.
Sport and recreation
There is never a dull moment, with a wide range of activities for sun, sport and fun lovers. The area offers world class golfing facilities, microlighting, horse riding and other sporting activities. Water lovers can go scuba diving, spear fishing, angling or deep sea fishing and for those sun lovers there is always the magnificent stretch of sandy beaches and sheltered coves.
The beaches are the main attraction for most visitors and Ballito is well known for its safe, superb beaches. At the southern end of Ballito is Salmon Bay, a popular surfing and jet skiing spot.
Ballito houses the Umhlali Country Club and golfers can also enjoy the renowned Zimbali golf course, designed by international golf supremo Tom Weiskopf.
Areas near to Ballito
Amanzimtoti, Berea, Durban, Durban North, Hibberdene, Hillcrest, Hilton, Howick, Kloof, Kokstad, La Lucia, Margate, Montclair, Mount Edgecombe, Newcastle, Nottingham Road, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Port Edward, Port Shepstone, Richards Bay, Scottburgh and Pennington, Umdloti, uMhlanga, Umtentweni, Underberg,
Ballito has excellent primary and high schools servicing the local community. Crawford College North Coast, Trinity Preparatory and High School in Palm Lakes, and Umhlali Primary School.
Netcare Albertino Hospital has 5 operating rooms and 120 beds.
Ballito Junction, Ballito Lifestyle Centre and The Quarter Boutique offer a variety of local and chain stores.
The Dolphin Coast is situated just 20 minutes north of Durban and serves as a gateway to Zululand.
Anton van der Merwe
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Marie Paule Smith
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