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Ballito is often described as being the heart of KwaZulu Natal. It is a quiet suburb town located some 40 km away from the city of Durban. With its own beaches and laid back nature, it has become a favoured location for people holidaying in Durban. Ballito is also known for its residential developments and the huge commercialization of the area.
Accommodation in Ballito caters for a wide range of needs in many location settings. There are many hotels and self-catering venues to choose from. These can be further categorized to meet a specific holiday or event need. For a relaxing spa getaway there are many hotels with their own in house spa to cater especially for this type of holiday. This also ensures that all activities will be done in one place adding to the relaxation. Ballito accommodation offers many golfing opportunities which are perfectly situated around the holiday town. There are many golf courses to choose from and you can either book into a hotel or chalet during your golfing holiday. The beach remains a big part of Ballito accommodation. Many of the hotels and chalets sit on the beach offering up amazing views and sunsets. These Ballito accommodation venues are ideal for a seaside family getaway. Many Ballito accommodation venues are child friendly. Besides a beach holiday, a safari holiday is an attractive option to many people visiting Ballito because of its close proximity to these locations. These game parks are within driving distance to Ballito and is a must visit on a family holiday here. Accommodation can be booked into a 5 star hotel with luxury car travel or can be a budget based self-catering affair with an economical car.
Many Ballito accommodation locations also provide conferencing services. These could be either business functions, social events or for weddings. Different seating plans, catering, decor and additional equipment can be organized into individually crafted packages. Many conference venues are found in hotels which means that overnight accommodation can also be arranged within these packages. This is the perfect scenario for out of town couples who wish to host their wedding in Ballito and can have all of their friends and family in one place.
Ballito Accommodation Amenities
Ballito may be a seaside town but is thoroughly modern. The various Ballito accommodation venues offer many services that can be specifically narrowed down to when searching for rooms.
- On-site parking is a must for those who would be renting out cars when in Ballito and would need secure and available parking.
- Pets are allowed at some Ballito accommodation venues but it would be best to make certain of pet friendly places before booking.
- Laundry services may have to be requested at hotels though chalets and rentals may come with a washing machine.
- Wi-Fi may come standard in most hotel rooms, however for self-accommodation chalets they may not be.
- Satellite television is also standard in many hotels, however for the chalets it may be requested that you bring along your satellite smart card to access channels.
- Ballito accommodation is very paraplegic friendly and wheelchair access is catered for at most places. Wheelchair access can also be found aboard Mango Airlines flights when flying to Ballito.
- Many of the hotels and even boutique hotels have their own in hotel restaurant, so if you don’t feel like room service and don’t want to go too far, it is a good option.
- Many hotels have their own gym and spa.
- Hotels have their own pool to lounge at but rented properties may not.
- Chalets may have their own braai area and offer up more privacy when vacationing. For this reason, they remain a top choice for vacationers, as well as providing some home comforts.
Transport to Ballito accommodation consists of road travel or flying into the city. Durban’s international airport which is the King Shaka International Airport is only 10 minutes away and services some international flights and many local airlines, including Mango Airlines. Mango Airlines is a low cost airline that offers cheap flights across South Africa. Many of the Ballito hotels provide a shuttle service for pickup and drop off at the airport. These shuttle services can also be requested for travel around the area. Ballito accommodation is near many game reserves in the province and day tours can be organized to visit them. Staying in rentals would mean having to organize it on your own, but hotel guests can make use of a concierge service if the hotel does provide it, to organize them the day tours. If you do not want to make use of a shuttle service then it would be a good idea to rent out a car either in Ballito or the King Shaka Airport. The many choices range from international companies to local independent companies.
Ballito Recreation Activities
- Ballito beaches (Sheffield beach, Thompsons Bay, Willard beach)
- Maidstone Golf Course, Zimbali and Umhlali Country Club for golfing
- Safaris and adventure tours
- Scuba diving
- Forest paintball
- Zip-line tour
- Dolphin and Whale watching boat tours