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Situated North of Durban, the holiday town is home to the Dolphin Coast and a smiling community. Why wouldn’t you be smiling if you lived in Ballito? Holiday and homemakers alike all flock here for the experience of its beautiful shores and family favourite holiday destinations like Salt and Shakas Rock.

Over time Ballito has proven to be more than just a sleepy getaway town, now with its newfound growth it is home to schools, thriving shopping malls, an abundance of accommodation options, and popular surfing events. The Ballito promenade is open to those with fitness pumping through their blood, with 2.5km along the beach front.

Though it’s seen as a holiday town, Ballito has quite the business sector too.  Near the N2 freeway lies a big commercial business park equipped with a full-service industry within it. On the North Coast, Ballito accommodates for a growing business community. Major developments such as the King Shaka International Airport and Dube City to the South have both made huge contributions to the success and growth of the town.

The population boom in Ballito has made way for future plans in the area – new schools, a town centre, a larger clinic, and even a taxi rank are all in the pipelines. This certainly seems like a promising investment with the opening of new hotels and resorts, only attracting even more tourists and interested buyers.

Another pro about Ballito is that it’s good at what it’s done best for years – keeping the excitement going. There’s always something to do, whether you’re planning on visiting the Ballito Boardwalk along the Dolphin Coast, hitting the quaint tidal pool, exploring the King Shaka Heritage Route, soaring through the sky on a Microlight flight, or cruising down a Zip-Line – you’ll never find yourself sitting at home unless you feel like it.

Ballito has proven to be a destination like no other, so whether you’re looking for a forever home or a holiday bust – try the shores of the Dolphin Coast out.

Words: Meaghan Essel
Images: Supplied

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