Tourist Attractions in Salt Rock, North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Salt Rock Beach

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Salt Rock

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Salt Rock sunrise

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The small town of Salt Rock is situated north of Ballito and Shaka's Rock on the KwaZulu Natal north coast, and is a very popular seaside holiday destination. Salt Rock shares a rich Zulu cultural history with its neighbour Shaka's Rock. Salt Rock's name dates back to the days of King Shaka , when his servants would collect dried salt at low tide for trade with the early settlers.

It is roughly about a forty minute drive north from Durban, 15 minutes from Sibaya Casino and up the road from bustling; Ballito Salt Rock offers visitors the best of all worlds. There are plenty of fishing spots along the coast from Salt Rock, through Chakas Rock to Ballito and Salmon bay. Salt Rock gains much of its history from the Huletts; Basil and his wife Gwen who established the Salt Rock Hotel and later went on to develop the town of Salt Rock itself. Salt Rock nightlife provides both locals and out-of-towners with a variety of bars, pubs and restaurants offering interesting cocktails, and delicious seafood. Nearby people can take a fifteen minute car trip to Sibaya Casino which also provides decent entertainment with its restaurants and casino experience.

Although it provides a few good fishing spots, the area is also host to beautiful offshore reefs, promoting excellent scuba diving. Other popular activities include surfing and bodyboarding, and the main beach is equipped with lifeguards and shark nets in place. Also near the main beach is a massive tidal pool, which was originally built for guests staying at the hotel. There is also a caravan park with beautiful shaded sites which is a stone's throw from the beach, and the Salt Rock Country Club which caters for the visitors basic sporting needs including tennis, bowls, squash and swimming.

Holidaymakers are also welcome at the nearby Zimbali and Umhlali golf courses. Whatever your preferences, Salt Rock offers an abundance of comfortable B&B guesthouses and lodges as well as self-catering chalets, cottages, maisonettes, houses and apartments. The famous game reserves and battlefield sites of Zululand are a leisurely drive away

Things To Do in Salt Rock
Salt Rock Attractions
Thompsons Bay Beach: less than 5 km
Flag Farm Animal Farm: 5 km
Willard Beach: 5 km
Umhlali Country Club: 6 km
Ballito Lifestyle Centre: 7 km
Dolphin Coast Market : 7 km
Zimbali Country Club: 10 km
Nearby Towns
Ballito Area
Ballito Central
Chakas Rock / Shakas Rock
Sheffield Beach
Thompsons Bay

Chaka's Rock to Ballito from Salt Rock

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Salties Beach House in Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal
Salties Beach House is right on Salt Rock main beach, and has 3 separate wings. The downstairs bedroom section has 4 double rooms (one with queensize bed and 3 twin bedded) which share a bathroom with toilet.
Chart Manor Flatlet in Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal
Chart Manor Flatlet is located in Salt Rock on the picturesque dolphin coast (Ballito area) of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. The Flatlet has sea views and is a mere 110m from the fully netted and life guarded bathing beach
Lagoon Cottage in Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal
Lagoon Cottage is located in Salt Rock only 5km north of Ballito with good shopping, recreational and restaurant facilities in both places. Our cottage is compact, private and comfortable with good security, ideal for a couple or small family.
The Lighthouse in Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal
Magnificent 180* sea views from all 5 bedrooms in this light spacious sea front property. Near a quiet beach.There is a heated pool and patios galore. Spot dolphins passing all year. Secure and serviced daily. Sleeps 10 (+on request)
Dolphin Cottage in Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal
Dolphin cottage offers a perfect holiday venue - a beautifully appointed home, only steps away from the Beach. A few meters to the left is the main Salt Rock Beach

The small town of Salt Rock is situated north of Ballito and Shaka's Rock on the KwaZulu Natal north coast, and is a very popular seaside holiday destination. Salt Rock shares a rich Zulu cultural history with its neighbour Shaka's Rock. Salt Rock's name dates back to the days of King Shaka , when his servants would collect dried salt at low tide for trade with the early settlers.

It is roughly about a forty minute drive north from Durban, 15 minutes from Sibaya Casino and up the road from bustling; Ballito Salt Rock offers visitors the best of all worlds. There are plenty of fishing spots along the coast from Salt Rock, through Chakas Rock to Ballito and Salmon bay. Salt Rock gains much of its history from the Huletts; Basil and his wife Gwen who established the Salt Rock Hotel and later went on to develop the town of Salt Rock itself. Salt Rock nightlife provides both locals and out-of-towners with a variety of bars, pubs and restaurants offering interesting cocktails, and delicious seafood. Nearby people can take a fifteen minute car trip to Sibaya Casino which also provides decent entertainment with its restaurants and casino experience.

Although it provides a few good fishing spots, the area is also host to beautiful offshore reefs, promoting excellent scuba diving. Other popular activities include surfing and bodyboarding, and the main beach is equipped with lifeguards and shark nets in place. Also near the main beach is a massive tidal pool, which was originally built for guests staying at the hotel. There is also a caravan park with beautiful shaded sites which is a stone's throw from the beach, and the Salt Rock Country Club which caters for the visitors basic sporting needs including tennis, bowls, squash and swimming.

Holidaymakers are also welcome at the nearby Zimbali and Umhlali golf courses. Whatever your preferences, Salt Rock offers an abundance of comfortable B&B guesthouses and lodges as well as self-catering chalets, cottages, maisonettes, houses and apartments. The famous game reserves and battlefield sites of Zululand are a leisurely drive away