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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Ballito



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Ballito has, for many years, been a small holiday village. In recent years things have changed somewhat. Its popularity as a holiday destination has grown but a number of people from the Durban area have moved out there and a number of businesses have followed suit.

A number of shopping centres have sprung up to serve the residents and visitors.

Ballito weather


The land on which Ballito now stands was part of a sugar cane farm. The origins of the town are from 1954.

In an attempt to attract investors the town was originally marketed as "The Caribbean of the North Coast".

The beaches are the main attraction in the Ballito area with the nearby Salt Rock and Shaka's Rock being particularly popular.


References and further reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 107

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 199

go! - Issue 157 - Author: - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 103

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 128

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 344

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 246

The Dive Sites of South Africa - Author: Anton Koornhof - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 125

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