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13 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Ballito, Dolphin Coast, South Africa - Updated 2021

airbnb Ballito, Dolphin Coast, South Africa
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Are you dreaming about a beach vacation swimming with dolphins? Dream no more and visit Ballito, Dolphin Coast in South Africa. It’s 40km (24.85 miles) from Northern Durban and part of the iLembre District and KwaDukuza Municipality. Established as a private town in 1954, its name was taken from an English hosiery brand. Formerly a sugar plantation, the area transformed to a residential community which was intended to attract holiday seekers and potential property investors. Shaka’s Rock and Salt Rock are the popular attractions frequented by locals and foreigners going to the historical battlegrounds and Zululand. Willard Beach is best for swimming, with the Dolphins protected from shark attacks. Its crystal clear waters are home to various marine life ideal for fishing. Book one of the Airbnb vacation rentals providing cozy, home-like stays when you return from Ballito’s golden shores! Check out our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Ballito, Dolphin Coast.

1. Luxurious room near the beach (from USD 33)

Steps away from the beach, malls, restaurant and near a golf course is a cozy single-level apartment with a room ideal for two guests. It’s 20 minutes to Umhlanga and 30 minutes to Durban. The room has beautiful beige interiors furnished with a thick cushioned double bed, a seating area, desk, cable TV, air-conditioning, heating, free Wi-Fi, and a wardrobe. Enjoy hot water showers in the ensuite bathroom. The kitchenette is equipped with a sink and microwave. Guests have their own private entrance and access to the outdoor swimming pool with free on-site parking.

Luxurious Room in excellent proximity to Beach
Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
139 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it wafree wifi included
the place is very clean and offers free wifi connection and satellite tv
i arrived late in the evening and was welcomed with a tasty chocolate on the bed
we had a perfect stay at olaf’s room
the room is better than the images and the description
all clean and neat
clean neat and recommended
the venue is spotless and super convenient
it is a very clean and modern room with everything you need
olaf's place was modern sparkling clean and beautifully decorated
great host book with confidence
host is very friendly and helpful
very gracious and helpful host
olaf is a great host
olaf was a great host
the location is perfect
very convenient and safe location
great location for exploring ballito
great place in a fantastic location
and the location is perfect: near the beach and shops
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2. Beach holiday for two

This private room belongs to a home that’s 900 meters (0.56 miles) to the beach and shopping malls. It’s basic and spacious, featuring big windows furnished with a queen-sized bed that’s comfy for two guests, large cabinets, fresh linens, a coffee corner, and free Wi-Fi. The private bathroom has a tub with a hot shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests may access the rest of the house which is a mix of rustic and modern interiors. The living room is cozy for watching TV and it has a reading corner with a small library. There’s a furnished modern kitchen to cook their meals and they are provided with free breakfast for their entire stay. The rustic dining area is beside the covered pool deck with relaxing cushions. They can swim in the outdoor pool or sunbathe on the loungers. Luggage dropoff, long-term stays, and free on-site parking are allowed.

Private Room for 2 - close to beach & shops
Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
86 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i felt well looked after and incredibly comfortable when staying with cheryl and ian
very comfortable room with a small reading room attached
the place is clean and very comfortable
the room and the bathroom are very clean and cozy
the bed was extremly comfortable everything was spotless and very clean
cheryl was very friendly and everything was very clean
the entire home and georgious dog's were very clean smelt good quite and peaceful
awesome hosts and awesome friendly people
the host are super friendly
they were gracious and friendly hosts who made us feel completely at home
they were extremely helpful when we asked any questions
cherly and ian are great hosts
cute room close to a shopping center and to the highway
the location is great very close to the beach and ballito junction
i loved the decoration and the location
the value for money is crazy the location is fantastic
wonderful stay here - ideal place for a beach holiday
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3. Treetop apartment (from USD 41)

This massive two-bedroom apartment has four balconies offering awesome views of the treetops and nearby beach. Restaurants, shopping malls, gaming, and a movie theater are within 10km (6.21 miles) of the property. The spacious abode hosts eight guests, designed with modern interiors featuring a cozy living room with two sofa beds and an American kitchen sharing the open layout. Enjoy al fresco dining and BBQs out on the furnished terrace. The bedrooms contain a double-sized bed and two single beds with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, large wardrobes, ceiling fans, and desk space. The bathroom offers hot water showers with free toiletries. Baby equipment is available upon request. Long-term stays, luggage dropoff and free on-site parking for two cars are allowed.. The owner lives next door and they have caged pets in the perimeters.

Ballito Treetops on Ashley.
Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
127 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a wonderful apartment with spectacular sea views you will not be disappointed
the wifi speed is great and the complimentary bottled water was appreciated
great hostitality clean linen clean kitchenette
everything is clean and in working order
house is clean and comfortable
clean cozy peaceful and just perfect
it was also clean and had everything required to make staying there enjoyable
friendly owner and excellent response time and accommodating
the owners were extremely welcoming
karin is an awesome host
great hosts and beautiful house
leonard was a great host and we appreciated his quick responses to correspondence prior to checking in
great easy walking distance to beach
the location was perfect; close to the beach restaurants and malls
very reasonable and comfortable good location close to everything
awesome place in an beautiful location
it is a nice walk to the beach & good restaurants close by
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4. Beach at your doorstep (from USD 66)

The duplex apartment is in Casablanca on the promenade near bars, a convenience store, restaurants, and five minutes away from the junction shopping mall. A short leisurely walk takes you to the beach and tide pools. The property is surrounded by a lush garden where guests can cook BBQs and swim in the pool with a side view of the sea. The units are designed with multiple levels wherein the ground floor is a garage. The first floor has a lounge with plush sofas for chilling out while watching DSTV, a rustic dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, and balcony access. The two spacious second-floor bedrooms contain enough beds to sleep, four guests. There are one-and-a-half bathrooms with hot water and free essentials.

Beach on your doorstep-Casablanca Ballito
Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
100 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lucinda's place was very comfortable with ease access to all amenities
beach was close and a fantastic swimming beach as well as rock pools for the kids
the apartment is perfectly situated on the beach front with a beautiful view of the ocean
we had a comfortable stay and lucinda left us some lovely treats
it was very clean and comfortable
the place was very clean and tidy
clean and very well equipped
great apartment clean and fully equipped
this is a lovely clean flat with great beach access
host was very helpful
great host and very helpful
lovely unit on the beach front with a very hospitable host
lucinda is a great host
lucinda is an amazing host
excellent located flat close to best restaurants and beaches
a lovey cute place very close to the beach
this is a great location in ballito
great location and value for money
great location literally 2 minutes walk from the beach
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5. Goose Den (from USD 21)

This lovely brick cottage is in a quiet area by the beach, with access to the airport, shops, and malls. It ’s surrounded by a lush garden where small pet dogs and cats roam freely. The area is visited by monkeys which are best left ignored. Up for rent is one bedroom that’s good for two guests. The private entrance is accessed through the garden and mini patio. The comfy air-conditioned room has a double bed, free Wi-Fi, ceiling fan, and decorative iron artwork. The ensuite bathroom is great for pampering with the luxurious tub and hot showers with complimentary bath essentials. Guests may access the kitchen, lounge, and garden. The owners provide free parking, long-term stays, and luggage drop-offs.

Goose den
Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
148 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bathroom is absolutely spectacular definitely one of the highlights of our stay
stunning bathroom & peaceful garden right outside the french doors
stunning big bathroom and the room has enoughcupboards and drawers for your clothes
the room is nice with lots of storage a mini fridge microwave and a kettle
the bathroom was our favorite
very clean and comfortable
the place was very clean and homely
the place was very clean and looking fresh
the space was super clean and neat
everything was very nice and clean
friendly host and quick response recieved
amazing host and all round great hospitality and helpfulness
great place great host
lovely host thanks paula :)
very convienent paula is a great host
really close to attractions
very nice location for the beach
convenient location and value for money
great place nice location wonderful bathroom
great location close to the beach and restaurants in the area
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6. Garden cottage on Zen (from USD 30)

This modestly sized studio is close to the shopping district, a kilometer (0.6mi) to the beach, 20 minutes to the airport, and 40 minutes to Durban City. The studio is a detached structure next to the owner’s house. This tiny but comfy space ideal for two guests has its own private entrance and access to the lush garden with a covered seating area. The double bed, the tiny furnished kitchen with a dining area and breakfast nook, and the private bathroom are all on one floor. Comforts like cable TV, hot water and bath essentials for taking a shower, desk space for laptops, long-term stays, and luggage dropoff are provided.

Garden Cottage on Zen
Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
73 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we especially appreciated all the thoughtful touches in kitchen amenities (milk tea sugar oil etc)
the cottage is clean comfortable with all of the amenities one could need
cosy place however in the summer be prepared for it as there’s only a fan
lovely secluded private garden cottage optional self-service breakfast really great
you place is clean with all the basics you need
lovely hosts with awesome dogs
marieke is a very nice host
pet friendly & our dogs enjoyed the garden & the monkeys passing through every morning
marieke was a great host and super accommodating with our late arrival and early departure times lovely little spot
great pet friendly budget accommodation
good location within walking distance of a good returaunt and main beach
stylish spot with a great central location
quaint comfortable secure and central
very affordable & excellent location
it's a really cute little place in a safe area
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7. Amazing apartment in the heart of Ballito (from USD 42)

This apartment is located in central Ballito and is very close to restaurants and beaches. The bedroom has a cozy double bed, a living room, a kitchen area, and a private bathroom. The kitchen is well-equipped with a refrigerator, an oven, a stove, and a microwave to assist you in preparing meals indoors. You also have access to a shared swimming pool during your stay at this Airbnb vacation home, while being close to the local city center attractions.

Coral Cottage @1a Patricia
Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
93 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fully-equipped kitchen was perfect
lovely clean and stylish accomodation
rooms were clean and spacious
beautiful beautiful sparking clean cottage
everything was tidy and clean
clean thoughtful and easy to access
the staff very helpful
beautiful friendly staff and excellent attention to detail
thank you christine for a lovely time and for being so accommodating :-) loved it
the housekeeper pretty is a wonderful lady too and super helpful
close to all the best beaches
fantastic place suitably located between the beach and shopping malls
i love how it’s close to everything
perfect location safe and close to almost everything you might need for a vacation
will be coming back again soon :) location was everything
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8. Apartment with a private terrace (from USD 24)

This apartment in the heart of Ballito is a great holiday home for a group of friends or a big family making their way to this part of South Africa. This two-bedroom apartment can sleep up to six people. The property with colorful interiors will make your stay feel very pleasant. It features a kitchen, a living room, and a bathroom. Head to your private terrace and enjoy a BBQ in the evening. Netflix, TV, and Wi-Fi are also available in this property for guests to stay entertained.

Freshly Renovated Light, Airy & 2 Bedroom
Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
19 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
it was spotless and very attractively decorated
a lovely clean beautifully positioned place to stay
beautiful and clean apartment pity it was just a short visit
it’s close to shops and feels secure
prompt responses ideal location and good space
easy to find and very central
fantastic location value for money and a very neat and cozy place
i recommend it for anyone needed a place to stay in ballito
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9. Apartment near everything (from USD 26)

If you don’t want another staycation and want to explore Ballito then this is the place to consider. This one-bedroom apartment for three people is very close to shops, several open-air markets, shopping malls, crocodile farms, and snake parks. This property has all the basic amenities, from a kitchenette where you can prepare a basic breakfast. A bathroom and a queen bedroom, and a sofabed are available. A number of beaches are also located nearby where you can laze off and soak in some sun or enjoy snorkeling. Uber and taxis are easily available, which means you can explore nearby places with ease.

Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
134 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
clean & comfortable - recommended
neat clean and lovely unit
good clean and awesome little space
super clean and exactly as per the pictures
everything was clean and ready to use
warren was an amazing host with really quick responses
host is always willing to help :)
warren was a great host
the host is great and responds promptly
thank you warren for being a great host
perfect location for a weekend away
location is wonderful being walking distance from the beach
great place within walking distance of a beautiful beach
close to many nice shops and restaurants
great stay and close to all attractions in the area
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10. Lighthouse room

This charming contemporary home is near the highway, 14km (8.69 miles) to King Shaka International Airport, 20 minutes to Umhlanga Beach, and 30 minutes to Durban. It’s clean and very spacious modern interiors include a wide veranda where guests can enjoy ocean views. Several rooms are up for rent with common areas shared with other guests. Room number three admits two guests. It’s furnished with a thick cushioned double-sized bed with fresh linens, a hairdryer, free coffee, tea, and water, desk space, and Wi-Fi. The huge private bathroom features a shower and a tub. Guests are served free breakfast and they may have their meals with the other guests, in the American-style kitchen and dining area. They may socialize or watch cable TV in the living room. Free parking is also available.

LIGHTHOUSE B&B Room3 with beautiful sea view
10 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

11. Chic flat near the beach

This stylish flat in the Utopia Ballito property is a free-standing single-level structure from the main house with its own parking and entrance just 10 minutes from the beach, and near a mall and restaurants. It has modern chic interiors in subtle shades of blue and white, vaulted ceilings, and an open plan shared by a furnished kitchenette, a desk space, cable TV, wardrobe, and a cozy double-sized bed with thick cushions. A thin wall separates the area from the bathroom that features a large enclosed shower with a skylight, basin sink, toilet, hot water, and free bath essentials. Air-conditioning, heating, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities for a fee, beach essentials, and baby equipment are provided. Guests have access to a furnished covered patio and to the outdoor pool with beautiful sea views. Luggage dropoff and long-term stays are allowed.

Utopia Ballito-Chic flat near beach
Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
52 reviews
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

12. Ekhaya Guesthouse (from USD 25)

This gorgeous Tuscan-style guest house has four rooms up for rent. But if the place is rented by a group or small family, they may have the entire house to themselves. Its exact location is disclosed when booked for a reservation but it’s close to the airport and is surrounded by a natural forest. Expect monkeys to show up occasionally in the tree-lined yard. The interior is a unique mix of African tribal motif decorated with elegant European furniture. The spacious rooms contain a queen-sized bed or three single beds or a combination of both so that it can sleep at least two to three guests in each. Every room has air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a TV, large wardrobes, desk space, and a private bathroom supplied with free toiletries. Guests can mingle with the owner and other guests in the fully-stocked kitchen, living room, dining area, swimming pool, and garden with a gazebo. The owner provides free breakfast and free parking for the entire stay.

Ekhaya Guest House: Family Room
Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
25 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room were comfortable with aircon
there is a pool and a beautiful space where you have breakfast
i was supersized with a lovely breakfast
richard was a welcoming and engaging host and provided a great breakfast of cold-cuts and fruits
it's also great value for money and breakfast is included which is delicious
rooms are clean comfortable and stylish
the house is clean and staff visible
richard is a great host and makes you feel at home
richard was a perfect host
a 'perfect host' were the comments from my colleagues
richard is an excellent host and went beyond to make sure we were comfortable
he was very communicative helpful gracious and went all the way to make sure i was comfortable
fantastic house in good location
the location is fabulous close to the beach and the house is stunning
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13. Ideal Couple’s Room

Up for rent is a private room in a family home that is cozy for two guests. It’s in the town center, near shops, restaurants, and minutes away from the beach. The room contains a comfy queen-sized bed with thick cushions, decorated with colorful modern home accents. It has a small ref, ceiling fan, heating, free Wi-Fi, a coffee & tea corner, and cupboard space. Next to the room is a private bathroom offering hot showers and a luxurious bathtub with free toiletries. Guests share common areas with the owners like the fully-equipped kitchen, living room, dining area, office, patio, and BBQ area. There’s free parking on the property.

Ideal for a couple visiting Ballito
Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
65 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Stylish rentals near the beach

A trip to Ballito will not be complete until you’ve checked into one of these stylish rentals. With a wide array to choose from, you’ll definitely find cozy shelter whether you are traveling as a couple or with your whole family. Even shared spaces provide great comfort with all the modern amenities and beautiful sea views they provide. Be sure to book them when you visit Ballito, South Africa.

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