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Things To Do/ Places To See while in Ballito!

Updated: Apr 6

Looking to keep yourself active this holiday? With a range of incredible activities along KZN North Coast, we are sure to keep you healthy and on the move!


North Coast Holiday Homes now makes it easier for you to arrange your holiday activities. From Family day trips, golfing days and team building to adventure and thrill seeking activities, we can arrange it all for you!

Just complete our activities form, informing us of your interests and group details and we will do the rest!


We have shared a sneak peak into the different types of activities that can be arranged for you!


FAMILY FUN


Flag Animal Farm

Flag animal farm is a place where you can meet the animals. A must do during your Ballito Vacation
Flag Animal Farm and Sanctuary

Flag Animal Farm is rated the best animal farm in KZN (by far).

You will feel the passion for animal rescue, where the animals become part of the family, at peace, safe and where they know that they are loved.

A real farm experience where families can walk freely with so many loving animals. Meet Dora and Mickey and all their friends! Party tables available.


 

Sugar Rush Park

Sugar Rush Park - Ballito. Family activities
Sugar Rush Park

A great Family orientated outdoor park with wide open areas and activities to keep the family entertained and involved!

Putt putt, Jump Park and train rides are sure to provide endless fun. Refreshments and light lunches available as well as secure parking.



 

Monkey Land KZN

Monkey Land KZN - Things to do while in Ballito
Monkey Land KZN

Family friendly, 23 hectare hidden primate sanctuary.

Multiple species of free-roaming primates including capuchin monkeys, ringtail and black-and-white ruffed lemurs and much more in their forest home beneath the tree canopies. Safari vehicles will take you to the Forest for your guided walk on foot. You are bound to see some very cute and naughty monkeys!




 

Ndlondlo Reptile Park

Ndlondlo reptile Park Ballito. Things to do while in Ballito
Ndlondlo Reptile Park

An exciting family outing with guided tours among the many indigenous snakes and reptiles that are on display.

Are you brave enough to handle a snake or spider? If not, enjoy an informative and interactive talk with our well-known and much loved snake experts, Neville and Helen.



 

Tidal Tao

Tidal Tao underwater adventures during your North Coast Holiday
Tidal Tao

Get in touch with nature by experiencing wildlife up close and personal in their natural environment. It is safe for the entire family. If you can swim, you can snorkel!

Tidal Tao also offer night walks where you can experience our Coast line and its many nocturnal creatures. Gear, refreshments and pictures included in their offers.

 

Crocodile Creek

An exciting adventure with crocodiles awaits during your Ballito holiday
Crocodile Creek

With roughly 6000 Crocodiles, this well-thought-out attraction is a hands-on, interactive Adventure for all.

With walkways and viewing decks, it’s easy to watch these prehistoric reptiles up close. There are covered seating areas and a Café that serves simple meals.



 

Ballito Cable Ski Park

Take part in some exciting water sports during your Zimbali Luxury Holiday
Ballito Cable Ski Park

A bit of everything for the whole family—jet ski rides, tube rides, wakeboarding, water skiing, wake skating, wake surfing, knee boarding, inflatable water slide with fat boy, fishing and lots more!

Outdoor restaurant, bar and kiddie’s play area, all with the most beautiful views surrounding you. If you are looking for a quiet day out, be sure to take your fishing rod with!

 

Lucky Linton Gold Mine

Kids love this interactive gold mining adventure, a must visit during your Balito Holiday
Lucky Linton Gold Mine and dam

The Lucky Linton Gold Mine is a simple but great place where children of all ages can find something unique to do. Try your luck at the gold mine; you might even find the jackpot. Lucky Linton is perfect for those that want to know what the mining industry is like. With fishing available at the well-stocked Bass dam and loads of animals to feed everyone in the family will find something to do.

 

Natal Sharks Board

Learn all about the sharks in the dolphin coast area
Natal Sharks Board

The Natal Sharks Board research and conservation Centre welcomes visitors (most days) to their 25 minute audiovisual display of their day to day work followed by a 20 minute shark dissection. Walk around this incredible Museum of historic shark sightings. You are bound to gain a new respect for these magnificent creatures.



 

uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine world is a fun day out for the family during your holiday in simbithi
uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World is a 16-hectare theme park that offers 8 main attractions: uShaka Sea World, uShaka Wet 'n Wild, uShaka Sea Animal Encounters Island, uShaka Beach, uShaka Village Walk, uShaka Kids World, uShaka Dangerous Creatures and Chimp & Zee. uShaka Sea World is the fifth largest aquarium in the world. uShaka Wet 'n Wild water park has the highest slide in Africa.



 

Ace Karting

Kids karting adventure has to be on your list of activities to do while you are on holiday in the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal
Ace Karting

Do you have a competitive Edge?

Take your entire family Go Karting at Ballito Junction Mall. Come rain or shine, this indoor track is bound to make your heart race and your ears ring. Take the inner lines, compare the times and see who comes out the winner. Night races are arranged from time to time.




Need to take your adventures further?

We can recommend a few great adventure sports for you...


ADVENTURE


Hola Trails

Biking trails for adventure lovers while you are vacationing on the dolphin coast
Holla Trails

Over 340kms of marked and signed trails. There are trails for both novice and experienced mountain bikers alike. Riders are amazed at the variety of track and spectacular scenery that is available. There is plenty of track for the newer riders and it will finally give many people who want to get into mountain biking the chance to get out without getting lost and risking trespassing.

 

King Shaka Heritage Route

Discover the rich history and heritage of the north coast during your holiday in Ballito
King Shaka Heritage Site

Those that wish to learn as much as possible about King Shaka Zulu can venture through this famous route. The route will take you through the entirety of KwaDukuza and is meant to end at the grave of King Shaka Zulu.

This historic route includes King Shaka’s Tomb Stone, High Rock, Observation Rock, King Shaka’s Spring, King Shaka’s Pool and Cave, Mavivane Execution Rock and Shaka's trees. Experience the Zulu culture in person. Souvenirs are available for purchase and other amazing Zulu crafts are on display.

 

Deep Sea Fishing

A man holding up a huge fish that was caught on the dolphin coast
Dirty Harry Deep Sea Charters

Dirty Harry is the most sought after and popular Fishing Charter operation on the North Coast of Kwa Zulu Natal. They only cater for private charters and do not fill their boats with separate individuals to form a group . Very hands-on and focused to assist you throughout your fishing adventure (if needed).

Spots are frequently chummed and you are sure to have a good catch or two and a great story to share with friends.

 

Redwoods Riding

Horseback riding on the nature trails will be an amazing memory from your holiday in Simbithi
Redwoods Outrides and Trails

Explore the outdoors while on horseback.

Whether you are an experienced rider or just looking for something new, these outrides and trails will keep you in touch with nature.

Fantastic champagne breakfasts can be arranged to ensure you meet that romantic expectation.



 

Club Venture

Adrenaline junkies can get their fix on this 1.5km zip line through the forest during their Zimbali holiday
Club Venture - Ziplining

A fun filled adventure for the family as well as groups, large and small. Soar to new heights on the 1.5km Zipline Tour with the ''Parazip" .You will feel like you're parachuting, yet you are safely connected to a Zipline cable. Experienced guides will make this a truly enjoyable tour.

Clubventure has an awesome pool to cool yourself down afterwards!



 

Shark Cage diving

A huge shark swims near the shark diving cage, one of the adventures you can have while on holiday on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal
Cage diving KZN

This is truly an exciting once in a lifetime experience – bond with family, friends or colleagues as you get close up to the many smaller species of shark found in KZN including Blacktip sharks, Dusky Sharks, Spinner Sharks, Tiger and Zambezi Sharks. If you are brave, try free diving with the many shark species and feel the power of their fins as they gracefully glide past.

 

Railroad Brewing Company

A south african brewery that you can visit while on holiday in Zimbali
Railroad Brewing Comapny

A brewery tour is a fantastic way to explore the KwaZulu-Natal Province. This microbrewery is really accessible and easy to find. Tours and tastings are a must for visitors and beer-lovers, and can be arranged by prior appointment. The process of making the perfect beer will be explained, thereafter, each type of beer can be tasted to decide on which three to take home.



Still looking for something more DARING.... Lets dive in!


THRILL SEEKING

Microlights


a microlite flies over the Ballito coast line

To view the beautiful coastline of the Dolphin Coast from above in an open microlight cockpit with the wind in your hair and the sun in your face is an awesome, once in a lifetime experience.

Enjoy the tropical splendor of our oceans and it's sea life from a bird's perspective.


 

Helicopter Flips

A private helicopter can take you to a remote part of the Dolphin Coast while you are on holiday here

One of the most memorable ways to really experience Ballito is on an exciting helicopter flip – sure to get the adrenalin coursing through your veins as you enjoy the spectacular views. A range of exciting options available. Thrilling coastal tours, mountain top picnic flights, special occasions, game reserve drop offs and more

 

The Big Swing

Standing at the top of the stadium ready to do the big swing

The Big Rush Big Swing has been officially named the world's tallest swing by the Guinness Book of Records since 14 May 2011. Not your average swing, the aptly named Big Swing allows you to take the thrilling leap swinging out into a massive 220m arc where you soar into the centre of Moses Mabhida stadium.

 

Skydiving

Have an Extreme adrenaline rush by skydiving over the Ballito Beaches

Some like to enjoy the sites while their feet are firmly grounded, others prefer to enjoy the sights during one mad leap!

No experience is necessary for Tandem Skydives with the certified crew having thousands of hours of experience.

Mission impossible special effects not included!


We would love you to experience all that KZN North Coast has to offer.

With so many activities available, it is not always easy to arrange and fill your holiday with exciting places and things to do.

Let us help you!

Together with a local company, we are now able to offer you a fun filled holiday with all your favourite activities and others that you have not yet heard about!

Live like a local with the passion of an explorer!

Contact your friendly agent to arrange your holiday activities for you!

North Coast Holiday Homes are Local experts in Ballito, Zimbali and Simbithi and can arrange all of your day trips, activities and adventures during your stay on the Dolphin Coast. Contact us here.

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