Activities in Ballito

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With miles of beautiful beaches at hand, sure, there’s plenty of great surf and sunbathing spots to choose from… but there’s more to Ballito than surf and sand! 

Being so close to the famous Willards Beach, surfing is a major attraction and at Monkey Bay Backpackers we rent out surfboards, enquire at reception. Surfing lessons can also be arranged! Experience this awesome activity.   

For a start, there’s a host of great cafes, restaurants, bars and shopping centres. There’s the awesome Crocodile Creek, giving you a chance to get up close and personal with some Crocodiles. How about a Microlight flight over Ballito’s sugar cane fields and golden beaches – truly an amazing experience with a chance of seeing it all with a bird’s eye view… and you never know, you may even spot a Turtle, Whale or Dolphins swimming in the clear azure ocean.

For some culture, there are a fabulous museum 10 minutes away that’s well worth a visit! Ballito is also very well placed for visiting neighbouring hot spots, like Durban and Umhlanga with both only being 30 and 20 minutes away, by car, respectively. Of course, heading north or inland, not far away you’ve got the beautiful Midlands Meandor and Drakensberg Mountains, as well as Big 5 National Parks, where you’ll find some of Africa’s most majestic animals.

There’s too much to mention here, so get down to MONKEY BAY BACKPACKERS, chat with the owner and get solid, sound, tailor-made advice and tips.

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Awesome Things To Do

Holla Trails Adventures

Holla Trails Adventures

There is nothing more rewarding than adventure! To go out and experience life in all its glory. To test your limits and see where they take you – how far, how fast? What lies beyond, or beneath?

Tidal Tao Snorkelling

Tidal Tao Snorkelling

Want you to experience the magic of the underwater world? The coast around Salt Rock & Ballito has some amazing snorkelling well over 150 species of reef fish. Safe & fun snorkelling spots, ideal for the entire family.

ComeFly Microlight Flips

ComeFly Microlight Flips

To view the beautiful coastline of the Dolphin Coast from above in an open microlight cockpit with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face is an awe-inspiring experience. A true WOW factor!

NdloNdlo Reptile Park

NdloNdlo Reptile Park

The Park boasts 2 underground snake enclosures containing over 15 different species of indigenous snakes and a python tank, home to a reticulated python and a pair of anacondas.

Crocodile Creek

Crocodile Creek

10000 Nile Crocodiles, West African Dwarf Crocs, Slender-Snouted Crocs, American Alligators, Deadly Mambas and a wide array of Snakes,  Hands-on, Interactive, Fun and Adventure for All

Flag Animal Farm

Flag Animal Farm

Home to over 1000 animals, birds, wolves, alpacas and Barney and Dora. The best part is that 80% of our animals are rescued. We offer a real farm experience where you will be able to love and cuddle so many beautiful animals.

Mozambik Restaurant

Mozambik Restaurant

Mo-Zam-Bik Restaurant’s offer a place where family and friends can get together and experience the culinary delight of Afro-Porto cuisine without any passports required.  enjoy a mouth-watering meal and embrace the rich flavours that we provide in true Mo-Zam-Bik style.

Thomson's Bay Beach

Thomson's Bay Beach

Stunning BIG tidal pool and great little walks through the rock tunnel and along the beach. See Lionfish and Parrotfish in the pool. The beach offer showers and you can hire umbrellas from the locals, it’s a great way to support the local community while having an awesome day out. 

Ballito Junction Regional Mall

Ballito Junction Regional Mall

The new Ballito Junction Regional Mall offers three magnificent shopping levels with a full range of retailers including fashion, footwear, wellness, health and beauty, home décor, banking and more. Top quality dining and state-of-the-art entertainment.