15 July 2023
15 July 2023
In July, temperatures range between 25°C and 12°C.
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Things to do in Ballito
Willard Beach, Thompson’s Beach, Salt Rock Beach, Shaka’s Rock Tidal Pool
Ballito Pro Surf Competition
The annual surf competition is held between the end of June and mid July.
Home to over 6 000 crocodiles, alligators and snakes. Try their home-made crocodile burger if you are brave enough. They have beef too.
Enjoy a flight over the ocean spotting turtles, whales, dolphins and more.
Flag Animal Farm
Wonderful family outing to entertain the kids. Over 1 000 rescued animals.
Walking safari in 23-hectare forest with free roaming primates.
An amazing indoor/outdoor market and shopping experience
A large indoor shopping mall.
Things to do in Umhlanga
A beautiful 2.5km paved walkway along the beachfront, passing the iconic lighthouse and Umhlanga pier.
Dolphin Watching / Whale Watching / Deepsea Fishing
Umhlanga Ocean Charters
Learn about the various sharks roaming the Durban coastline, including the infamous Great White. Watch a shark dissection to learn about the harm littering/pollution causes to sharks.
Gateway Shopping Centre
One of the largest shopping centres in the world. Contains movie theatres, over 90 restaurants, over 450 stores, an artificial wave house, a skate park, a gym, and the highest fountain in Africa.
Things to do in Durban
Ushaka Marine World
A world-class aquarium built inside a shipwreck. Watch daily dolphins shows and seal shows. You can also do shark cage diving, snorkelling, and a range of other activities. The other section is a water park known as Wet‘n Wild. It has one of the highest water slides in the world and a lazy river for tubing which goes around the park.
Phezulu Safari Park
Visit a Zulu Village to learn about Zulu culture and to watch Zulu dancing. Safari drives and a reptile park also available. Accommodation option on site.
Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Reserve
The oldest game reserve in Africa. Large reserve containing the ‘Big Five’ and several other species. Accommodation options are not the most luxurious but are right in the game reserve.
Hilltop Camp (Hluhluwe)
Mpila Camp (Imfolozi)
Situated roughly between Durban & Johannesburg, spend a few days in the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. Activities range from hikes, mountain game-viewing, bushmen art, horse riding, golf, swimming etc. There are very many wonderful accommodation options all over the mountain range, which covers hundreds of km’s. Just a few options below:
Montusi Mountain Lodge
Accommodation is not available at the venue, however, we have made a block reservation at Petite Provence B&B for the 14th and 15th of July. Please contact them directly to make a booking and inform them you are attending the «Andersen Wedding».
We recommend that you book accommodation in Ballito or surrounding areas such as Salt Rock, Shaka’s Rock, Sheffield Beach, Zimbali or Simbithi. You may also find accommodation in Umhlanga, a larger town, situated about 39km (35min) from the Manor House Venue and about 31km (25min) from Ballito centre.
King Shaka Intl. Airport is:
• 20km (22min) from central Ballito
• 28 km (30min) from the Venue
Ballito Area Accommodation
Sala Beach House (5-Star) Ballito
Coco De Mer Boutique Hotel (4-star) (Ballito)
The Boathouse Guesthouse (4-star) (Ballito)
Canelands Beach Club (4-star) (Salt Rock)
Zimbali Lodge (4-star) (Zimbali)
Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse (4-star) (Zimbali)
La Montage Hotel (3-star) Ballito
eBandla Hotel (3-star) (Ballito outskirts)
Book using app. (Pay via card or cash).
Not just for airport rides, can pick you up / take you anywhere in Ballito and surrounding areas.
+27 (0) 74 790 7505
Dolphin Coast Tourist Services
Offers taxis, but also tours and packages around the wider Durban area.
083 431 2749
Ballito Shuttle Service
Standard taxi services in and around Ballito.
083 697 9761
031 561 1846 / 082 454 1577
083 585 6707
South Africa is a beautiful and vibrant country, however, there is unfortunately a lot of crime. As our guests, we want you to be as safe as possible at all times.
To help with your safety, we recommend the following:
- Watch out for your personal belongings such as mobile phones and wallets.
- If possible, try to travel in groups rather than alone.
- Avoid remote places in the evenings.
- Do not give money to the beggers at traffic lights etc.
- Ubers and taxis are generally safe, however, it is not a bad idea to share your location with someone else.
The south african ways
- «Howzit» is a greeting, short form of «Hello, how are you?».
- Driving is on the left. A «circle» is a roundabout and a «robot» is a traffic light.
- At a petrol station, DO NOT attempt to fill the car youself or you will have some angry workers. Inform the attendent how much you want filled and if you would like your windows cleaned. It is custom to give them a tip (R20).
- You may or may not tip car guards when at a shopping centre etc. Small amounts are fine (R10).
- It is custom to leave a 12% tip at restuarants. Many workers rely on tips as a form of income.