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Ballito Holidays - North Coast Tourism, KwaZulu Natal
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Commonly known as the Dolphin Coast due to the frequent sightings of bottle-nose dolphins playing in the warm Indian Ocean, Ballito North Coast of KwaZulu Natal is one of South Africa's most popular holiday spots. Only a 30 minute drive from Durban Beachfront, the Ballito, Dolphin Coast is sprinkled with the pretty coastal towns of Thompsons Bay, North Coast Salt Rock, North Coast, Sheffield Beach, Dolphin Coast, Zimbali, Westbrook Beach and Tinley Manor - each with a relaxed 'resort like' atmosphere. The charming combination of the glorious area of Ballito beaches set alongside fields of sugarcane makes for a delightful year round destination, guaranteed to be filled with lazy sunny days, excellent fishing, diving and perfect swimming and North Coast surfing conditions. For the serious North Coast surfer, the Mr Price Pro surfing competition, held every June, is one of the worlds longest running international surfing competitions.

Although the Natal North Coast is renowned for its endless beaches and breathtaking scenery, it is the place where the great Zulu King Shaka is buried, and Shaka's grave forms part of the local Zulu Heritage Route, which takes in numerous sites associated with his reign. Further the voyage of discovery on the 'Muti' (African medicine) trail in the Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, where the nature lover can enjoy the reserve's walking trails along the banks of the Tugela River. This North Coast reserve is a wonderful combination of natural beauty and historical interest, where one can view a small variety of game and a large variety of bird life.

Visit Africa as it was, tranquil, mysterious and timeless at Crocodile Creek in Ballito, which is home to 9000 crocodiles, snakes, tortoise, leguaans, miniature monkeys and alligators. The Ballito Crocodile Creek farm includes bush and hill trails, curios and refreshments.

The Dolphin Coast Ballito also offers endless other activities - tennis and squash courts, bowling greens and well equipped fitness centres are available in Ballito . Horse riding, hot air ballooning, Ballito microlight flights and shark diving are some of the more adventurous activities in the Ballito area.

Superb KZN North Coast golfing can be found at the Ballito, Umhlali Country Club, Zimbali Golf Estate, Prince's Grant Golf Estate and Mount Edgecombe Golf Estate.

The warm humid almost year-round weather makes for wonderful patio dining in your Ballito accommodation, or try one of the many fabulous Ballito restaurants specializing in fresh seafood. For 'shopaholics' there are shopping centres such as Ballito Lifestyle Centre, and nearby Salt Rock's Tiffany Shopping Centre with specialist stores open 7 days a week. Then regain your peace of mind by indulging yourself at one of the Ballito spa's, who practise both ancient, exotic and new cutting-edge treatments.

Outside the domestic holiday season and long-weekends, many of the Dolphin Coast towns are quiet and peaceful, however, during the seasonal influx of holiday makers, the many Ballito accommodation options, excellent restaurants and nightclubs fill up, so early booking is essential.

Popular North Coast and Ballito Holiday Towns:

Chakas Rock / Shakas Rock - home to a beautiful stretch of sandy beach and a tidal pool bordered by rocky cliffs.
Umhlali - a peaceful farming village situated 3km inland from Ballito beachfront
Thompsons Bay - known as the 'Clifton Beach' as it sits in a cove sheltering it from the wind and immediately adjacent to Ballito beachfront
Salt Rock - a quiet and relaxed 'island style' resort boasting year round sunshine - only a 4-minute drive from Ballito beachfront
Sheffield Beach - relax on a clean beach with sparkling rock pools teeming with sea life - a 6-minute drive to Ballito beachfront
Zimbali - this tropical golf estate lies nestled between pristine beaches and coastal forest.
Westbrook Beach - a superb swimming beach renowned for its frequent visits from dolphins and whales.
Tinley Manor - a truly relaxed holiday haven boasting some of the best spear-fishing reefs in the world.

All of the above towns are only a stone's throw from the main Ballito beaches

 

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Ballito Vakansies - Noordkus Toerisme, KwaZulu Natal
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Algemeen as die Dolfynkus bekend as gevolg van die gereelde waarnemings van bottel-neus dolfyne wat in die warm Indiese Oseaan baljaar,

Die Ballito noordkus van KwaZulu-Natal is een van die mees gewilde vakansie plekke in Suid-Afrika.
Slegs 30 minute se rytyd vanaf die Durbanse seefront, die Ballito, Dolfynkus gespat met die mooi kusdorpe vanaf Thompsonsbaai, Salt Rock, Sheffieldstrand, Zimbali, Westbrookstrand en Tinley Manor - elk met sy eie ontspanne atmosfeer.

Die pragtige kombinasie van hierdie heerlike gebiede van Ballito strande, gele lanks velde van suikerriet, maak vir 'n heerlike heel-jaar-rond bestemming, gewaarborg om met lui sonnige dae gevul te word sowel as uitstekende visvang, duik en volmaakte swem en Noord kus branderplank voorwaardes. Vir die ernstige noordkus branderplankryer, die Mr Price Pro branderplankry kompetisie, wat elke Junie gebeur, is een van die wêreld se oudste internasionale branderplankry kompetisies.

Hoewel die Natalse noordkus vir sy eindelose strande en asemrowende natuurskoon bekend is , is dit die plek waar die Zoeloe koning Shaka begrawe is , en Shaka se graf vorm deel van die plaaslike Zoeloe erfenis Roete, wat talle terreine wat verband hou met sy regeer in neem.

Verleng die ontdekkingsreis op die "Muti (Afrika-medisyne) roete" in die Harold Johnson Natuurreservaat, waar natuurliefhebbers die reservaat se staproetes langs die oewers van die Tugelarivier kan geniet. Hierdie Noordkus reservaat is 'n wonderlike kombinasie van natuurlike skoonheid en historiese belangstelling, waar 'n mens 'n klein verskeidenheid wild en 'n groot verskeidenheid voëllewe kan sien.

Besoek die geheimsinnig en tydlose Crocodile Creek in Ballito, wat die tuiste is van 9000 krokodille, slange, skilpaaie, leguaans, miniatuur ape en alligators. Die Ballito Crocodile Creek sluit bos en berg roetes in, sowel as aandenkings en verversings.

Die Ballito Dolfynkus bied ook eindelose ander aktiwiteite - tennis, muurbalbane, rolbalbane en goed toegeruste fiksheid sentrums is in Ballito beskikbaar. Perdry, ballonvaren, Ballito mikroligte vlugte en haai duik is 'n paar van die meer avontuurlustige aktiwiteite in die Ballito gebied.

Uitstekende KZN noordkus gholf kan by die Ballito, Umhlali gholfklub, Zimbali-gholflandgoed, Prince's Grant-gholflandgoed en Mount Edgecombe gholflandgoed gevind word.

Die warm vogtige weer byna die hele jaar deur maak vir wonderlike etes op die stoep by jou Ballito verblyf, of probeer een van die vele pragtige Ballito restaurante wat spesialiseer in vars seekos. Vir mense wat hou daarvan om inkopies te doen is daar winkelsentrums soos Ballito Lifestyle Senter, en nabygeleë Salt Rock se Tiffany Winkelsentrum met spesialis winkels wat 7 dae 'n week oop is.
Herstel dan jou gemoedsrus deur jouself op een van die Ballito spas verlustig, wat die praktyk beide ou, eksotiese en nuwe voorpunt-behandelings.

Buite die binnelandse vakansieseisoen en lang naweke, is baie van die Dolfynkus dorpe stil en rustig, maar tydens die seisoenale instroming van vakansiegangers, is die baie Ballito akkommodasie opsies, uitstekende restaurante en nagklubs volop - vroegtydige bespreking is noodsaaklik.

Gewilde Noordkus en Ballito Vakansie Dorpe:

Chakas Rock / Shakas Rock - 
die tuiste van 'n pragtige stuk van sanderinge strand en 'n getypoel begrens deur kranse.
Umhlali - 'n vreedsame boerdery dorpie geleê 3 km van die kus van Ballitostrand
Thompsons Bay - bekend as die "Clifton Beach 'as dit in 'n baai sit wat dit teen die wind en onmiddellik aangrensend aan Ballitostrand skuil.
Salt Rock - 'n rustige en ontspanne eiland styl oord wat spog jaar deur sonskyn - net 'n 4-minute se ry vanaf Ballito strand
Sheffield Beach - ontspan op 'n skoon strand met skitterend rotspoele krioel met seelewe - 'n 6-minute se rytyd na Ballitostrand
Zimbali - hierdie tropiese gholflandgoed lê tussen ongerepte strande en woude kus geleë.
Westbrook Beach - 'n uitstekende swemstrand bekend vir sy gereelde besoeke van dolfyne en walvisse.
Tinley Manor - 'n ware ontspanne vakansie hawe wat met van die beste spies visvang riwwe in die wêreld spog.

Al die bogenoemde dorpe is net 'n klipgooi van Ballito se hoof strande.