Attractions and Activities

Magnificent beaches, dolphin viewing, whale watching, microlight flights, casino facilities, flea markets and exceptional dining, are just some of the exciting activities available to guests staying in Ballito. For golfing enthusiasts, nearby golf courses include Zimbali, Prince's Grant, Umhlali and Mount Edgecombe, to name a few.

Attractions and activities

Beaches

Salmon Bay

Located south of Ballito, Salmon Bay is an watercraft launching site. This beach also houses Ballito Inflatable Boat Clubhouse, and is a popular surfing spot.

Willard Beach

Only a 5-7 minute walking distance from Villa Jaime, Willard Beach is a popular spot for swimming, surfing and body boarding.

Photo by: Ernie Romer

Harold Johnson Nature Reserve

Located north of Ballito, Harold Johnson Nature Reserve is home to various bird species and  wildlife species such as zebra, bushbuck,and impala. The nature reserve has a link with the Anglo- Zulu war of 1879 with Fort Pearson and the Ultimatum Tree located within it's premises.

Cycling and Mountain Biking at Holla Trails

Situated in the sugar cane farms of the North Coast, Holla Mountain Bike Trails offers trail rides for both novice and seasoned in the Ballito, Compensation and Upper Tongaat areas. With 340km of marked and signed trails, Holla brings the fun back into outdoor activities. The bonus for our guests is that the riding trails are located a few minutes away from Villa Jaime. 

Clubventure

Located near Umhlali, Clubventure offers an exhilarating 1,5km ziplining experience and also offers scuba diving and paintball facilities. See More about Clubventure Here

Surfing and kite surfing

Surfers Kite & Surf Shop / Centre offers kite surfing and surfing lessons in the sunny, breathtaking North Coast. Enjoy the sea breeze while taking on the big waves.

Dirty Harry Fishing Tours

Dirty Harry Fishing Tours offers avid fishermen an exhilarating experience in the deep blue ocean of the north coast of KwaZulu Natal. Manned by skillful skippers, a  tour on the Dirty Harry Charters boats will provide great memories.

 

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Golf

Umhlali Country Club

Just a 10 minute drive from Villa Jaime, Umhlali Country Club offers golf,squash,tennis and bowls as well as versatile conference and wedding facilities

Zimbali Country Club

With great golfing facilities, breathtaking ocean views and a well-designed 18 hole links course, Zimbali Country Club is on par with the best international golf courses. This Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course will provide a great challenge for golf- loving guests.

Prince's Grant Golf Estate

Located on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal is the beautiful, 18-hole Prince's Grant. With excellent facilities and great fairways, this golf course will quench your thirst for a great golfing experience.

 

Local Night Markets

Weekly local night markets at the Litchi Orchard and Burndale Farm, boasting local cuisine, live bands, art and crafts stalls and a night packed with family fun! 

The Umhlali Village has a special vibe. The kind of market you see in Clarens (Orange Free State) – an art and craft kind of market which attracts people looking for something special and unique…a destination attraction bringing people from miles away to enjoy the quaint village vibe, old world values and the type of quality products local entrepreneurs create.

Lifestyle "Foodies Market" unearth local gems within the greater North Coast Community and allow locals to sell their delectable merchandise. Yum Yum!

Rain Farm Game Lodge

Tucked away between rolling hills and sugar cane fields, just 15 minutes inland from Ballito, lies a piece of heaven on the north coast, Rain Farm Game and Lodge, a three hundred hectare wildlife sanctuary, rich in adventure and rugged beauty.

At Rain Farm Game and Lodge, guests can enjoy the mystery and beauty of wildlife and cultural heritage.  Watch Africa unfold on game drives and bush walks, conducted by well experienced and professional rangers.

Local Nurseries

For all our plant loving guests the north coast boasts some of the best nurseries around with a wide variety of beautiful plants.

Claremont Farm
Ballito - Sheffield | Home & Garden | Lifestyle | Nurseries
Indigenous Nursery
Location: Sheffield Beach Road Umhlali, Ballito (take N2 Exit 214),KZN | Ballito - Sheffield | Ballito

Karibu Farms Nursery
Ballito - Umhlali | Home & Garden | Lifestyle | Nurseries
Wholesale and retail Nursery. Exotic and Indigenous plants. Pebbles, pavers and cobbles as well as Chemicals, fertilizers, compost suppliers.
Location: Main Rd, Shakaskraal, Umhlali, | Ballito - Umhlali | Ballito

Inglewood Grass & Nursery
Ballito - Salt Rock | Home & Garden | Lifestyle | Nurseries
For all types of grass & lawn covers as well as instant lawn cover such as Buffalo grass & Berea grass.
Location: | Ballito - Salt Rock | Ballito