Ballito is a resort town located on the north coast of South Africa. Due to the many dolphins that live in the area, it has earned the nickname the Dolphin Coast. Tourists love this area because they can swim alongside these curious creatures found at most of the area’s beaches. One of the most popular, and safest beaches is Thompson’s Bay Beach. They have lifeguards on duty along with shark safety nets to protect swimmers. You will also find interesting tidal pools and ice cream vendors there. The area includes some great family activities, like Sugar Rush park which has a large, enclosed playground with staff to oversee the kids and a popular restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. Outside of Ballito, you can find Crocodile Creek and the Reptile Park and Educational Center, both make for an interesting afternoon for the family. To make your trip more comfortable be sure to stay at one of these top 10 self-catering accommodations in Ballito, South Africa.
This elegant apartment is part of the Simbitho Eco Estate. The apartment features an open floor plan with a seating area, a queen-sized bed, a dining area and a full kitchen equipped with a stove, an oven, a refrigerator, a coffee maker and a microwave. The beautiful bathroom has a sunken tub and a separate vanity area. Off the main room is a furnished balcony. On the estate grounds, you will find a fitness center, a spa, a bar, the Fig Tree restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool. A shopping mall, a country club, and the Ballito Lifestyle Centre are less than 2 km (1.24 miles) away.
The three-bedroom apartment is located on the beach. The unit features an open living/dining area, a kitchen equipped with a stove, an oven, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, laundry facilities, a microwave, and a coffee maker. The apartment also has two bathrooms and a furnished patio off the main room. Enjoy the onsite amenities that include an outdoor pool, a barbecue area, and tennis courts. The beach is right outside your door along with the promenade where you will find popular restaurants and a variety of shops.
This quaint guest house is located on the beach. The home features an open living/dining area, a full kitchen equipped with a stove, an oven, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker. There is one bedroom with a double bed, the living room has a sofa bed and one bathroom. You have a private patio area with an outdoor dining table, lounge chairs, and a barbecue grill. The beach at Salt Rock features tidal pools, soft sand, shark safety nets and lifeguards on duty. It is a great beach for surfing, swimming, and snorkeling. You are within walking distance of the farmer’s market, restaurants, and some great fishing spots.
Shake Rock chalets provide your family with plenty of onsite activities. Choose from studios with one or two-bedroom units. All units include sofa beds in the living room, a dining table, a full kitchen equipped with stoves, ovens, microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers and either a patio or a balcony. Enjoy the many on-site amenities that include a playground, an indoor kids club, an outdoor pool, a business center, tennis and racquetball courts, a wellness center and a salon, and communal barbecue facilities. The beach and a restaurant are nearby, and you will find two shopping centers and the country club just a short drive away.
These apartments are located on the resort at Compensation Beach. They have a variety of sizes to choose from. All units include a seating area or a living room, kitchens equipped with stoves, microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers, and up to three bedrooms. All rooms have views of the Indian Ocean with either patios or balconies. Choose between three restaurants on the property and the poolside bar that serves snacks along with cocktails. Other amenities include a kids club, spa services, a hot tub and sauna, and barbecue facilities. The beach is just footsteps away from the resort.
This three-bedroom apartment is located near Shakas Rock. It features an open living/dining/kitchen area with a stove, a refrigerator, a toaster, a coffee maker, and a washing machine. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, and there is also a second bathroom in the apartment. You have a covered patio with an outdoor living/dining area, a barbecue grill, and a small garden. Thompson’s Bay beach is within walking distance along with a supermarket and a couple of restaurants.
Ballito Bay Ridge
Address: 53 Dolphin Crescent Unit 8, Bay Ridge
Free WiFi Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed WiFi Available BBQ facilities Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Outdoor pool (all year) Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Fence around pool
This large unit is located in Shakas Rock. The unit has an open floor plan with a living area, a dining table, and a kitchen. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need including a stove, an oven, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a dishwasher. You have a large furnished balcony for additional entertaining that has a barbecue and stunning views of the ocean. A grocery store, cafes, restaurants, and the beach are just a short distance away.
Address: 1 Rock Lane
This large vacation home is situated in a quiet neighborhood of Sheffield Beach. You have an indoor and outdoor living rooms, a spacious kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, a microwave, a coffee maker and all the pots, pans, and dishes you need. The home has four bedrooms with four bathrooms to accommodate a large family, or a group traveling together. The common areas of the house open onto the outdoor entertainment area that includes a barbecue grill, pool table, and outdoor furniture. You have a viewing deck and an outdoor swimming pool. Ballito with its local shops, popular restaurants, and tourist attractions is less than a 5 km (3 miles) away.
72 on Gail
Address: 72 Gail Road Sheffield Beach
This three-bedroom apartment sits on the beach in Ballito. The apartment has everything you need for the perfect vacation. Enjoy the huge TV with satellite channels in the living room, the kitchen comes equipped with a stove, an oven, a Nespresso machine, a dishwasher, a refrigerator, and a washer, and a dryer. There is a full-sized dining table along with a child-sized one too. The kids will enjoy the toys and books provided for their entertainment. On the property, you have use of the barbecue and picnic area and the outdoor pool. The beach at Thompson Bay just steps away.
Address: 78 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito, Dolphin Coast, Unit 9, Frinton-on-Sea
Outdoor pool (all year) Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Children television networks Kids' outdoor play equipment Non-smoking throughout BBQ facilities On-site parking
The Abode on Minerva provides you with either one or three bedroom apartments. All units include a living/dining area, queen-sized beds in the master bedroom, one or two bathrooms, and a full kitchen with an oven, a stove, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker. Ground floor apartments have a patio, while others have a balcony with a barbecue and lounge chairs. There is an outdoor pool on the property. The apartments are located in a quiet neighborhood, but the beach, restaurants, and shops are all within walking distance.
Abode on Minerva
Address: 17 Minerva Road
Physical distancing in dining areas Shallow end Free WiFi Contactless check-in/check-out Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Horse riding Pool with view Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
Swim with the dolphins
Ballito lives up to its nickname with the many dolphins that call the waters their home. While surfing or swimming don’t be surprised to see these beautiful creatures swimming alongside you. If you visit during the right time of the year, you are likely to see a variety of whales swimming along the coast too.
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