5 Awesome Attractions In Ballito

(Article by Caitlin W)

Ballito is a town in the Kwazulu Natal, popular for it’s gorgeous sandy beaches, holiday vibes and fantastic attractions and restaurants. It’s a location which appeals to the whole family, simply because of all the amazing things you can do. 

Swimming, beaches, dining out, spas, reptile parks and more – the options are endless. But Ballito isn’t just for the holidaymakers looking for a good time. It’s a great place to settle down, simply because it is so family friendly. 

And, if you’re lucky enough to make you home there, you’ll have loads of fantastic attractions to visit. In fact, you’ll be within meters of them at all hours of the day. 
Milk Café

Situated in the old Ballito Central Business District, this quaint café is the perfect place to visit if you have an almighty craving for a milkshake. Their specialty waffles are a must-eat, Peppermint Aero anyone? It is a perfect brunch or breakfast setting to spoil the sweet tooth in your life. With a range of dishes for breakfast and lunch, you won’t be disappointed with this particular Ballito flavor, nor it’s gorgeous sea view. 

Location, Location, Location: 
Shop 18
Compensation Beach Road

The Litchi Orchard Market


All set up with local produce, flowers, art, clothes, jewelry and delicious treats, The Litchi Orchard Market is an event you won’t want to miss. That’s why you and the family need to catch on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month between 9am and 1pm. With a homely atmosphere and the aromas of fresh bread and coffee wafting through the air, there’s no market you’ll enjoy more. It’s the perfect stop on a Saturday morning and will make living in Ballito an extra special treat. 

Location, Location, Location:
The Litchi Orchard
Seaforth Avenue
Salt Rock

And more:

Al Pescatore


It’s a favorite on the Dolphin Coast, and you’re likely to join the ranks of the adoring fans when you stop in and gorge yourself on the selection of pastas (meat or veg options are available) as well as the huge selection of cheesy pizzas. And cheesy is meant in the best sense of the word – these bad boys positively ooze deliciousness. Try one of the most popular numbers, the Gamberia Sorpresa and enjoy a sumptuous experience of baked prawns with garlic and, yep you guessed it, more cheese. 

With everything from Seafood to dessert, you won’t regret sampling the fine dining whilst looking out over the sea as the sun sets on a perfect day in Ballito. 

Location, Location, Location:
14 Edward Place 
Dolphin Coast 

Ndondlo Reptile Park

?(Ndondlo Reptile Park)

After all the food and shopping, why not scare off all the calories with a visit to the Reptile Park in sunny Ballito? With over twenty different species of reptiles – anacondas and pythons too – in some awesome underground enclosures, you’re bound to get a thrill out of this attraction. 

There’s also a Tea Garden for weary parents, and there’s plenty to see and learn for the whole family. 

Location, Location, Location:
Along the M4 main road
Opposite the Zimbali Service Entrance

Mangwanani Spa Ballito 

It’s time for some relaxation at the Spa – especially after all those reptiles – and the Mangwanani Spa offers the ultimate African day spa experience. The highly skilled therapists, previously disadvantaged African woman who has received specialised training, combine some local ancestral pampering with more neoteric beauty methods.

With oil ingredients made from African flowers, herbs and spices, this is the best place to catch a break and be inspired by Africa’s roots, as you’re treated to a traditional royal treatment. There’s also a day care specialist who’ll look after the little ones while mom gets some much needed rest and relaxation! 

That is everything you need to know about this gem of a town, apart from the awesome schools, amazing beaches and great food of course. What are you waiting for - go explore Ballito

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