Adventure Activities in Ballito
The Dolphin Coast boasts a variety of exciting opportunities for all the adrenaline junkies out there. So for the adventure seeker staying over at our luxurious Zimbali Suites for holiday or business accommodation we put together a fantastic list of activities. What are we waiting for? Let’s jump right in!
Taking off from either Umkomaas (South Coast) or Umvoti Airfield, just North of Ballito, the flights head either North or South along the coast. ComeFly is based on a private airfield along the N2 highway, where the airspace is uncontrolled and the coast is a mere two kilometres away. Whale Sharks, Rays, Turtles and all sorts of marine life are easily spotted from the open microlight. Fly over stunning local scenery, from rolling coastal hills covered in sugar cane, to long stretches of pristine unspoilt beaches.
Kite surfing is an exciting water sport that is taking the world by storm. When you’re on the Dolphin Coast you are surrounded by amazing beaches and world class waves. The North Coast provides some of the best kite surfing conditions and playgrounds in the world. Surfers Ballito Bay offers instruction by qualified instructors with courses that will provide you with the skills you need to tackle the wind and waves.
Call: 032 946 0018
Mountain Biking & Trail Running
Experience the enjoyment of mountain biking & running trails in Ballito. Cycle over rough terrain ushered by trees and nature’s brilliant presentation. Holla Trails is a paradise for mountain bikers, trail runners or those who simply enjoy walking in the outdoors. The trails are accessible 24hrs a day, 7 days a week provided you have a valid permit displayed on your bike.
Call: 032 947 1465
Get your heart racing with a good run at the beautiful Ballito park. Ballito parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 8:00am in Sugar Rush Park, X1 Esenembe Road, Compensation, Ballito, 4390. So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own “running journey” or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to join.
For a scenic and tranquil horse riding experience, Redwoods Riding Centre on the picturesque and fast-growing KZN North Coast is a must visit. Enjoy trails through the sugar belt, where there is a multitude of coastal forests, dams, natural water ways and viewpoints that make for very attractive rides. The horses are well-schooled and carefully selected to suit the rider’s ability, ensuring the most pleasant ride possible. The trails are usually about an hour and a half long, depending on riders’ ability and comfort.
Call: 083 301 5532
Ballito Helicopter Flips
One of the most memorable ways to experience Ballito is on an exciting helicopter flip – sure to get the adrenaline coursing through your veins as you enjoy the spectacular views. These helicopter flips are conducted by BAC Helicopters based in Imbonini Industrial Park, ideally positioned to serve visitors to both Ballito and Durban. Any sized group is accommodated, and the route is tailored to your preferences, time frames and budget. Booking is essential.
Call: 031 569 1531
Snorkeling is definitely one of the top activities in Ballito. Be sure to take a snorkeling safari with Tidal Tao Snorkeling Safaris. The Ballito beaches (and the North Coast in general) have some incredible rocky shores. It is these shores that make for such excellent snorkeling, the rocks provide great protection in some places allowing coral growth making for incredible underwater fun.
Call: 079 307 0608
Book your next stay at Zimbali Suites and try out all these and many other wonderful activities in the area We’re excited to welcome you!