The Billabongs' Ballito Pro Surfing Competition is held in Ballito every July.
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The Billabongs' Ballito Pro Surfing Competition is held in Ballito every July. Picture: ANA
Ballito Beach is perfect for a family vacation.
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Ballito Beach is perfect for a family vacation. Pic: ANA
Ballito is a beautiful beach holiday destination on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The tranquil seaside town lies in the heart of-of the famous  Dolphin Coast, which gets its name from the many dolphins dancing in the waves along the shoreline.

A must during your stay in Ballito is an exhilarating microlight flight excursion along the coastline. Participants take off at Tinley Manor, a ten-minute drive out of Ballito, and can either go northwards up to the Tugela River Mouth, or south past Salt Rock, Ballito to Zimbali.

The famous Crocodile Creek lies just out of Ballito and offers viewing of over a thousand crocodiles and alligators, snakes, tortoises, rabbits, wild monkeys, and Banded Mongoose. 

Enthusiastic golfers can enjoy a challenging and scenically rewarding round of golf on the Princes Grant Golf Course or the Umhlali Golf Course, which make the Dolphin Coast in KwaZulu-Natal a premier golf destination for professional and leisure golfers alike.  

Families with children can be kept busy during their holiday in Ballito with Go-Karting being offered at the Ballito Bay Mall,  Zipline Adventures and Water Slides at Club Venture as well as with the Rain Farm Lodge where thrilling game drives can be enjoyed.

A two and a half kilometre promenade along the beachfront offers walkers and joggers a beautiful view of the sea. 

In July, Billabongs' Ballito Pro Surfing Competition, the world's longest continuously running professional surfing event, attracts the world's best surfers and provides an exciting opportunity to watch top surfers ride the waves. 

Ballito is home to two shopping malls, The Lifestyle Centre and The Junction.  Both malls offer a unique shopping experience and are perfect for spending a few hours of browsing and shopping. 

Travellers have a great choice of accommodation options for their planned stay in Ballito.  

The Fairmont Zimbali Resort invites guests to enjoy its various five-star leisure and dining facilities while being accommodated in spacious, well-appointed rooms and suites.

For guests who prefer a self-catering option during their getaway, the Zimbali Lodge and Zimbali Suites  are an ideal option.  

Guests may choose from various room types which range from standard hotel rooms to One Bedroom Apartments, Two Bedroom Apartments and Three Bedroom Apartments - some of which offer magnificent views over the ocean. 

These exclusive apartments within the Zimbali Coastal Estate are ideal for families travelling with children as well as groups of friends wishing to share accommodation and making use of self-catering facilities during their stay.