Thompsons Bay Ballito Holidays - North Coast, KwaZulu Natal
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KZN Thompsons Bay, North Coast is situated between Ballito and Chakas Rock along Ocean Drive, and is known as the 'Clifton Beach' of the KwaZulu Natal, North Coast. The Thompsons Bay beach sits in a cove sheltering it from the wind. Thompsons Bay beach has earned Blue Flag status - Blue Flag beaches are considered to be clean, safe and environmentally friendly, and have qualified lifeguards on duty, as well as shark nets for added security. Also found at Thompson’s Bay is 'Charlie’s Pool', a large tidal pool providing safe swimming conditions for both young and old alike.
From Thompsons Bay beach you can see what is considered the 'ultimate' fishing spot in nearby Chakas Rock (Shakas Rock), 600m to the north of Thompsons Bay.
Superb North Coast golfing can be found close to Thompsons Bay at world class courses such as Umhlali Country Club, Zimbali Golf Estate and Prince's Grant Golf Estate. Golfing enthusiasts won't be disappointed with the condition and layout of any of the aforementioned North Coast golf courses. Umhlali Country Club and Zimbali Golf Club are particularly popular and booking is essential.
A point of interest near Thompsons Bay is the North Coast Zulu Heritage Route, which takes in numerous sites associated with the great Zulu King Shaka's reign. There are endless other activities on the North Coast near Thompson Bay - tennis and squash courts, bowling greens and well equipped fitness centres are available in the Thompsons Bay area. Horse riding, North Coast hot air ballooning, North Coast microlight flights and North Coast shark diving are some of the more adventurous activities around the Thompsons Bay area. North Coast spa's are situated close to Thompsons Bay, as well as a multitude of restaurants that offer fresh seafood flourish in this year-round North Coast paradise.
Also visit towns near North Coast, Thompsons Bay:
- 2.9km south of Thompsons Bay lies Ballito, the North Coast playground to dolphins and whales.
- Salt Rock (4.1km from Thompsons Bay) is a quiet and relaxed 'island style' North Coast resort.
Further along the KZN North Coast, north of Thompsons Bay you'll find the North Coast towns of Sheffield Beach, Westbrook Beach and Tinley Manor, where you can experience some of the most beautiful spots on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast.
For your convenience, Thompsons Bay is just 3kms from a top North Coast medical facility; 15 minutes from Durban King Shaka International Airport; 20 minutes from Durban Sibaya Casino, and an hour away from many well known Zululand game parks.