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.
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 BeachDolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Top guest reviewsit wafree wifi includedthe place is very clean and offers free wifi connection and satellite tvi arrived late in the evening and was welcomed with a tasty chocolate on the bedwe had a perfect stay at olaf’s roomthe room is better than the images and the descriptionall clean and neatclean neat and recommendedthe venue is spotless and super convenientit is a very clean and modern room with everything you needolaf's place was modern sparkling clean and beautifully decorated
Host:great host book with confidencehost is very friendly and helpfulvery gracious and helpful hostolaf is a great hostolaf was a great hostRead more reviewsthe location is perfectvery convenient and safe locationgreat location for exploring ballitogreat place in a fantastic locationand the location is perfect: near the beach and shops
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 & shopsDolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Top guest reviewsi felt well looked after and incredibly comfortable when staying with cheryl and ianvery comfortable room with a small reading room attachedthe place is clean and very comfortablethe room and the bathroom are very clean and cozythe bed was extremly comfortable everything was spotless and very cleancheryl was very friendly and everything was very cleanthe entire home and georgious dog's were very clean smelt good quite and peaceful
Host:awesome hosts and awesome friendly peoplethe host are super friendlythey were gracious and friendly hosts who made us feel completely at homethey were extremely helpful when we asked any questionscherly and ian are great hostsRead more reviewscute room close to a shopping center and to the highwaythe location is great very close to the beach and ballito junctioni loved the decoration and the locationthe value for money is crazy the location is fantasticwonderful stay here - ideal place for a beach holiday
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
Top guest reviewsa wonderful apartment with spectacular sea views you will not be disappointedthe wifi speed is great and the complimentary bottled water was appreciatedgreat hostitality clean linen clean kitchenetteeverything is clean and in working orderhouse is clean and comfortableclean cozy peaceful and just perfectit was also clean and had everything required to make staying there enjoyable
Host:friendly owner and excellent response time and accommodatingthe owners were extremely welcomingkarin is an awesome hostgreat hosts and beautiful houseleonard was a great host and we appreciated his quick responses to correspondence prior to checking inRead more reviewsgreat easy walking distance to beachthe location was perfect; close to the beach restaurants and mallsvery reasonable and comfortable good location close to everythingawesome place in an beautiful locationit is a nice walk to the beach & good restaurants close by
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 BallitoDolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Top guest reviewslucinda's place was very comfortable with ease access to all amenitiesbeach was close and a fantastic swimming beach as well as rock pools for the kidsthe apartment is perfectly situated on the beach front with a beautiful view of the oceanwe had a comfortable stay and lucinda left us some lovely treatsit was very clean and comfortablethe place was very clean and tidyclean and very well equippedgreat apartment clean and fully equippedthis is a lovely clean flat with great beach access
Host:host was very helpfulgreat host and very helpfullovely unit on the beach front with a very hospitable hostlucinda is a great hostlucinda is an amazing hostRead more reviewsexcellent located flat close to best restaurants and beachesa lovey cute place very close to the beachthis is a great location in ballitogreat location and value for moneygreat location literally 2 minutes walk from the beach
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 denDolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Top guest reviewsthe bathroom is absolutely spectacular definitely one of the highlights of our staystunning bathroom & peaceful garden right outside the french doorsstunning big bathroom and the room has enoughcupboards and drawers for your clothesthe room is nice with lots of storage a mini fridge microwave and a kettlethe bathroom was our favoritevery clean and comfortablethe place was very clean and homelythe place was very clean and looking freshthe space was super clean and neateverything was very nice and clean
Host:friendly host and quick response recievedamazing host and all round great hospitality and helpfulnessgreat place great hostlovely host thanks paula :)very convienent paula is a great hostRead more reviewsreally close to attractionsvery nice location for the beachconvenient location and value for moneygreat place nice location wonderful bathroomgreat location close to the beach and restaurants in the area
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 ZenDolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Top guest reviewswe 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 needcosy place however in the summer be prepared for it as there’s only a fanlovely secluded private garden cottage optional self-service breakfast really greatyou place is clean with all the basics you need
Host:lovely hosts with awesome dogsmarieke is a very nice hostpet friendly & our dogs enjoyed the garden & the monkeys passing through every morningmarieke was a great host and super accommodating with our late arrival and early departure times lovely little spotgreat pet friendly budget accommodationRead more reviewsgood location within walking distance of a good returaunt and main beachstylish spot with a great central locationquaint comfortable secure and centralvery affordable & excellent locationit's a really cute little place in a safe area
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 PatriciaDolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Top guest reviewsthe fully-equipped kitchen was perfectlovely clean and stylish accomodationrooms were clean and spaciousbeautiful beautiful sparking clean cottageeverything was tidy and cleanclean thoughtful and easy to access
Host:the staff very helpfulbeautiful friendly staff and excellent attention to detailthank you christine for a lovely time and for being so accommodating :-) loved itthe housekeeper pretty is a wonderful lady too and super helpfulRead more reviewsclose to all the best beachesfantastic place suitably located between the beach and shopping mallsi love how it’s close to everythingperfect location safe and close to almost everything you might need for a vacationwill be coming back again soon :) location was everything
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 BedroomDolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Top guest reviewsit was spotless and very attractively decorateda lovely clean beautifully positioned place to staybeautiful and clean apartment pity it was just a short visitRead more reviewsit’s close to shops and feels secureprompt responses ideal location and good spaceeasy to find and very centralfantastic location value for money and a very neat and cozy placei recommend it for anyone needed a place to stay in ballito
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.
BALLITO BAYDolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Top guest reviewsclean & comfortable - recommendedneat clean and lovely unitgood clean and awesome little spacesuper clean and exactly as per the pictureseverything was clean and ready to use
Host:warren was an amazing host with really quick responseshost is always willing to help :)warren was a great hostthe host is great and responds promptlythank you warren for being a great hostRead more reviewsperfect location for a weekend awaylocation is wonderful being walking distance from the beachgreat place within walking distance of a beautiful beachclose to many nice shops and restaurantsgreat stay and close to all attractions in the area
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
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 beachBallito, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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: (URL HIDDEN)Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Top guest reviewsthe room were comfortable with airconthere is a pool and a beautiful space where you have breakfasti was supersized with a lovely breakfastrichard was a welcoming and engaging host and provided a great breakfast of cold-cuts and fruitsit's also great value for money and breakfast is included which is deliciousrooms are clean comfortable and stylishthe house is clean and staff visible
Host:richard is a great host and makes you feel at homerichard was a perfect hosta 'perfect host' were the comments from my colleaguesrichard is an excellent host and went beyond to make sure we were comfortablehe was very communicative helpful gracious and went all the way to make sure i was comfortableRead more reviewsfantastic house in good locationthe location is fabulous close to the beach and the house is stunning
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 BallitoDolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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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