KwaZulu Natal North Coast

The Zulu Kingdom’s North Coast is also known as the Dolphin Coast, which stretches from Zimbali to the mighty Thukela River. This is the playground of the bottlenose dolphins which frolic in the waters close to shore and are visible all year round. The North Coast offers luxury, beauty, sport and history and is an ideal place to relax, kick back and savor the surrounds

The North Coast is a place to indulge the senses - either in good restaurants offering fine dining, teeing off on the excellent golf courses or micro lighting over the ocean for the sheer thrill of it. Stroll or take a horse-ride along the North Coast at low tide and search for sea life. Climb rocky outcrops and enjoy a spot of angling.


Ballito, the heart of the Dolphin Coast lies nestled between rippling fields of KwaZulu-Natal’s famous Green Gold and is flanked to the east by golden beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Ballito is the Pearl of the Dolphin Coast and although it is well known for its superb and safe beaches, Ballito has modern shopping centers which cater for all needs. There are busy supermarkets in three main shopping complexes and a variety of specialist shops where you can buy clothes, gifts, books, trinkets and curios, electrical goods, hardware, furniture additions for your home, jewelry, cosmetics, medicine, and much more. You can have your hair done and visit a beauty parlor or shop for fresh produce. As in small towns, the hospitality of the shopkeepers will be remembered long after your visit to the area is over.

The beach, of course, is the prime attraction for most visitors. There are also secluded beaches, rocky coves and shallow paddling pools to provide endless hours of fun. Lifeguards keep a watchful eye and ensure it is safe to swim.

Sheffield Beach

Sheffield Beach, a mere 5 minutes’ drive from Ballito, has some beautifully sheltered coves and superb rock pools to delight the snorkel-enthusiast. There are also excellent fishing and diving spots at Sheffield’s northern most beach Christmas Bay. Sheffield Beach is the most northern resort town on the Dolphin Coast and is home to Brettenwood Coastal Estate.