Burnedale Farm, Umhlali +27 32 947 0133
Services: Restaurants, shopping, animal interaction, spa’s, kids entertainment
Days: Sun to Thur 8.30am to 4pm
Fri to Sat 8.30am to 4.30pm

Waterberry Coffee Shoppe, Ballito +27 32 946 2797
Services: Café with homemade treats, mini nature trail through a forest
Days: Sun to Sat
Times: 8am to 5pm

Sage Cafe & Deli, The Litchi Orchard +27 32 525 8059
Services: Healthy wholesome food, a relaxing atmosphere, kids’ entertainment and the opportunity to get your hair done at Plush, beauty treatments at Shine and a spot of shopping at the boutiques
Days: Mon to Thurs & Sat to Sun 8am to 4pm
Fri 8am to 8pm

Mythos, Ballito Lifestyle Centre +27 32 940 0130
Services: My favourite Greek restaurant with yummy lunch specials
Days: Mon to Sun
Times: 11.30am to 11pm

Mo-zam-bik, Ballito +27 66 242 2973
Services: Renowned Seafood restaurant with kids and outside area, takeaways, private functions
Days: Sun to Thur 12pm to 9.30pm
Fri to Sat 12pm to 10pm

The Market, Ballito Lifestyle Centre +27 32 946 8540
Services: Artisanal food and beverages and a jovial atmosphere perfect for family and friends with live performers on the weekend
Days: Everyday except Sunday
Times: 8am to 4.30pm


The Litchi Orchard, Ballito +27 32 525 5118
Services: Shopping, food & drink, Farmers Markets
Days: Everyday
Times: 8am to 4pm

Pottery Gallery, Burnedale Centre +27 61 076 0719
Services: Hand-painted and hand made pottery for sale as well as pick an item and paint your own! (They will glaze it for you)
Days: Closed Monday
Times: 9am to 4.30pm
Price: Starting at R85

The Beach Shack, Dolphin Coast Ballito +27 87 354 3914
Services: Shell shop with loose shells, starfish, shell packs, shell decor, shell mobiles, chimes, dreamcatchers and more!
Days: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9 am to 4pm
Sunday 9am to 2pm


Flag Animal Farm, Durban +27 63 018 1518
Services: Rescued animals, 1000 + animals, interactions, feeding interactions, reptile show, Disney Characters in Holiday season, coffee shop with light meals
Days: Every day except 25 December
Times: 9am to 4.30pm
Price: R48 18 months+

Crocodile Creek, Tongaat +27 32 940 4444
Services: Crocodiles, snakes, Guided Tours & witness feeding
Days: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Guided Tours: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
Price: R50 Kids, R75 Teenagers, R95 Adults


Single Track Minded Cycle Tours, Sugar Rush Park Ballito +27 73 153 0986
Services: Tours around Ballito, Coaching, Mountain Bike Tours & skills, Bike shop and retail, Trail Building, Events (corporate, team building)
Days: Every day in Peak Season, Closed Monday Off Season
Times: 7am to 4am
Price: Varies upon activity


Dirty Harry Fishing Charters, Ballito, the Durban Harbour and right up to Cape Vidal and Sodwana +27 82 579 3878 (rather WhatsApp than call)
Services: Fishing charter
Days: Pre-book
Times: Pre-book
Price: Varies upon amount of people (Can accommodate up to 14 people)

Ocean Ventures, Ushaka Beach, Durban +27 86 100 1138 or +27 31 332 9949
Services: Surfing lessons, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Bike and go Cart rentals, Equipment Hire, Kids Parties
Days: Depends on the activity
Times: Depends on the activity
Price: Depends on the activity

Tidal Tao, Salt Rock +27 79 307 0608 www.tidaltao.com
Services: Snorkelling safari, night snorkelling, rocky shore and night walks, surf lessons, underwater photo shoots, Marine Biology study trips, whale and dolphin viewing
Days: Pre- Book
Times: Pre- Book
Price: Depends on the activity


Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, Stanger +27 72 316 6716
Services: Situated off the R102, between Stanger / KwaDukuza & Mandeni. The reserve offers a selection of hiking trails of varying distances. A small variety of wild-life is located on the reserve such as giraffe, zebra, bush-pig and antelope. Harold Johnson is known for its rich variety of butterflies and bird-life. Camping and picnicking / braai facilities are available.
Days: Everyday
Times: 06h00 to 18h00
Price: Less than 12yrs R10, Adults R20 adults

Zulu Roots Eco Trail, Zinkwazi +27 32 4853344
Services: Variety of Hiking trails
Located in the Zinkwazi area. The trails provide access to ecological, historical & cultural treasures on the North Coast. This is the birthplace of the Zulu Nation and the scene of dramatic historical events. The routes offer viewing of indigenous flora & fauna.
There are 4 trails:
1. Zulu Roots John Ross Trail - 60km between the Nonoti & Amatikulu Rivers. Hike, paddle, swim, cycle, fly-fish or relax with a lagoon cruise, night drive or bush picnic.
2. Zulu Roots Tugela Community Tour - Visit an authentic rural Zulu Community and discover a traditional way of life. Meet with members of the community and view kraals & home-steads. End the trail at a local shebeen. A trained guide will explain the significance of all the traditions.
3. Zulu Roots KwaDukuza Trail - A cross-cultural experience consisting of a guided walking tour of KwaDukuza, home to two famous South Africans; King Shaka - founder of the Zulu Nation & Chief Albert Luthuli - past president of the ANC & Nobel Peace Laureate. Learn about King Shaka, the Zulu empire, colonial sugar farmers, battles at the Tugela, the story of John Dunn and events leading up to the Anglo-Zulu War.
4. Zulu Roots Birding Route - With over 450 bird species, including many sought after rarities, this area ranks as one of the top birding hotspots. Nationally famous sites include the Sappi Bird Hide & Jex Estate. The birding route covers the Umvoti, Zinkwazi, Otimati, Tugela & Amatikulu areas and includes diverse habitats such as coastal, forest & wetlands. Trained guides will accompany hikers. A comprehensive bird list is available.


Redwoods Riding Centre, Ballito +27 83 3015532
Services: Lessons, Outrides, Champagne Breakfast Ride, Pony Parties
Days: Depends on activity
Times: Depends on activity
Price: Depends on activity


Dukuza Museum (Shaka Memorial Garden And Interpretive Centre), Stanger +27 32 5521153
Services: Local history on the area and the sugar industry
Days: Mon to Fri
Times: 8am to 4pm
Price: Donations

King Shaka Memorial, Stanger +27 6 32 437 5000
Services: Heritage sight, running slide that depicts King Shakas life, Memorial, Curio Shop
Days: Mon to Fri, Sat and Sun
Times: 8am to 4pm weekdays, 9am to 4pm weekend & public holidays
Price: R10 Adult, R5 Pensioners, R5 Children under 12

Battlefields Route KwaZulu Natal +27 82 801 0551
Services: Tours and Guides around the various battle sites around KwaZulu Natal
Days: Depends on activity
Times: Depends on activity
Price: Depends on activity


Muddy Boots, The Litchi Orchard +27 32 525 7748
Services: Exotic and colourful plant nursery, Airplants, Succulents and more!
Days: Mon to Sun
Times: 8am to 4pm

Karibu Nursery & Garden Centre, Umhlali +27 32 947 1194
Services: Largest and most affordable wholesale nursery on the North Coast and a newly opened cafe!
Days: Mon to Fri
Times: 6.45am to 4pm

BBS Mica, Ballito Lifestyle Centre +27 32 946 8400
Services: Nursery and Hardware Store
Days: Everyday
Times: 7am to 6pm except for Sunday which is 9am to 6pm


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83 Hilary Drive, Ballito, KwaZulu Natal, 4420, South Africa

Phone: +27 (0)32-9460523|+27 (0)73-1534451

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