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Things to do in and around New Salt Rock City

15 February 2018

New Salt Rock City is the epicentre of the Dolphin Coast, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa and is an up and coming, jewel of a location for people who want to live a lifestyle filled with entertainment, sport, beauty, relaxation and adventure. The ever-expanding metropolis that is the Dolphin Coast brings you all of that and even more.

You can be sure that this area will tick all of the boxes for the ideal location to live.

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There are 3 large shopping malls to choose from, conveniently located within Ballito Central - collectively housing all of the shops that you may ever need. The malls are just a stone throw away from New Salt Rock City, just hop in the car and you are there in 5 minutes.

Malls and popular things to do there:

  • New Salt Rock City Shopping Centre: This centre, conveniently located in New Salt Rock City will include stores such as Checkers, Woolworths Food and a Clicks as its anchor stores, as well as two restaurants, a clothing store and a Checkers Liquor store.
  • Ballito Junction Regional Mall: The biggest of the shopping malls in the area, the Ballito Junction caters to almost everybody. You can find Cinemas, Jump Street (trampoline centre for kids’ entertainment), major department and clothing stores, popular takeaway chains and speciality restaurants.
  • Ballito Lifestyle Centre: In this lifestyle centre you can explore shops in all category; from fashion to sports, or restaurants, cafes and takeaways.
  • The Quarter Boutique Shopping Centre: This centre has a great collection of local businesses offering a wide range of services and products.


  • Sugar Rush Market: Enjoy a family day out at the Sugar Rush Market every Saturday. You can experience some wonderful local cuisine, hand-made crafts, organic produce and so much more. 
  • The Ballito Boardwalk: Indulge in some spectacular views along the Ballito Boardwalk. You may even get a sighting of the large pod of Dolphins who frequent the waves.
  • Spa’s: Rest and relax in one of the various quality day Spa’s around Ballito. 
  • Social Clubs in Ballito: There is a little bit of something for everyone to do in Ballito. There are social clubs to join, like: Art and Craft clubs, the Dolphin Coast Bird Club, the Dolphin Coast Striders (running club), the Umhlali Garden Club, the Ballito Rotary Club and so much more.
  • Holla Trails: Get your fix of adventure on the Holla Trails for mountain biking and trail running.
  • Animal Farm: The children are sure to enjoy a day full of activities at the Flag Animal Farm, close to Ballito. 
  • Horse Riding: You will find some well established Equestrian Estates and Riding centres in the area. Places like Galloping Winds, Meadow Valley Farm and Oaklands Equestrian Estate are able to take care of all of your Equine needs.
  • Cycling - Cadence Cycling based in Salt Rock at Eden Village is a high-performance cycling training centre for beginners and seasoned cyclists alike from 5am  mornings to 5:30pm in the evenings, this is the best way to stay fit by training correctly and still managing work and family time. 
  • Snorkeling and Scuba-diving: Catch a glimpse of the colourful world beneath the Ballito waves with Tidal Tao Snorkeling Safaris.
  • Skiing and Wakeboarding: Try your luck at skiing or wakeboarding along the surf. 
  • Golfing: Have some golfing fun at the Simbithi Country Club, Zimbali Country Club, Umhlali Country Club, Maidstone Golf Club and many more wonderful courses. You are sure to be treated to breathtaking views and beautifully fresh air. 
  • Driving Range: There are numerous Driving Ranges in Ballito's surrounds, most of which are situated at the golfing estates or country clubs.
  • Deep Sea fishing: Charter a boat and try your luck at catching some game fish. 
  • Education: The estate has a Curro School and tertiary education plans for the future.

Ballito and the surrounding areas are jam-packed with fun and entertaining things to do with the whole family. All you need to do is explore and create your own adventure. New data shows that KZN North Coast is quickly becoming the most popular destination for Johannesburg families relocating.

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