Activities - Ballito / Durban KZN Monkey Bay Backpackers

Ballito Activities Whats On - Microlight Flights Ballito Surf Lessons - Monkey Bay Backpackers

With miles of beautiful beaches at hand, sure, there's plenty of great surf and sunbathing spots to choose from... but there's more to Ballito than surf and sand!

For a start there's a host of great cafes, restaurants, bars and shopping centres. There's the awesome Crocodile Creek, giving you a chance to get up close and personal with some Crocodiles. How about a Microlight flight over Ballito's sugar cane fields and golden beaches - truly an amazing experience with a chance of seeing it all with a bird's eye view... and you never know, you may even spot a Turtle, Whale or Dolphins swimming in the clear azure ocean.

Of course, being coastal there's often a good cross-on-shore breeze, which makes for ideal Kite Surfing territory. Monkey Bay Backpackers can organise local Kitesurfing lessons for you, from IKO Qualified Instructors, and whether a beginner or more experienced, there's something for you. There's also a great, flat-water lagoon not far away for beginner courses. A full IKO course may last up to week and will have you happily kitesurfing by the end.

For some culture, there's a fabulous museum 10 minutes away that's well worth a visit! Ballito is also very well placed for visiting neighboring hot spots, like Durban and Umhlanga with both only being 30 and 20 mintues away, by car, respectively. Of course, heading north or inland, not far away you've got the beautiful Midlands Meandor and Drakensburg Mountains, as well as Big 5 National Parks, where you'll find some of Africa's most majestic animals.

There's too much to mention here, so get down to MONKEY BAY BACKPACKERS, chat to the owner and get solid, sound, tailor-made advice and tips.

Monkey Bay can help arrange all your adventures for you and may get special rate in some instances.

Check out some of these additional local activities on offer:

Zip Line Tour- Monkey Bay Backpackers Hostel
Zip-Line Tour Ballito

How much (per person): R201 to R500
1.5km Zipline Tour with the all-new "Parazip" Clubventure offers a 1.5km Zipline Tour. Guides will strap you into your harness, provide ... more information

Holla Trails
Cycling and Mountain Biking at Holla Trails

How much (per person): R1 to R100
Holla Mountain Bike Trails are situated on sugar cane farms in the Ballito area of KwaZulu Natal. Holla Trails consists of nearly 300 kms ... more information

King Shaka Heritage Route
Explore the King Shaka Heritage Route

How much (per person): Free
The Heritage Route celebrates one of the great Zulu chiefs. King Shaka Zulu is considered by many as the architect of the Zulu nation as he ... more information

Microlight Flights
Microlight flights in Ballito

How much (per person): R201 to R500
Give a present with a difference or treat yourself to a micro light flip along the Dolphin Coast. The Ballito Microlight School operates 7 ... more information

Ndlondlo Reptile Park
Ndlondlo Reptile Park

How much (per person): R1 to R100
The Ndlondlo Reptile Park is in Ballito, KwaZulu Natal and houses over twenty species of reptiles, including anacondas and pythons in ... more information

Willards Beach
Spend a Day at Willard Beach

How much (per person): Free
The Blue Flag Willard Beach is considered Ballito's main beach. At Willard Beach you can be assured of a clean beach, sparkling water and ... more information

Flag Animal Farm
Take the kids to Flag Farm Animal Farm

How much (per person): On Request
Take the Kids to Flag Farm Animal Farm where they can enjoy learning how to milk a cow and feed or cuddle other tame farm animals. All ... more information

Crocodile Creek
Visit Crocodile Creek

How much (per person): On Request
Crocodile Creek is located in KwaZulu Natal, and is home to some 9,000 crocodiles, as well as snakes, monkeys, alligators and leguaans. ... more information

Litchi Orchard Market
The Litchi Orchard Market

How much (per person): Free to Browse
The Litchi Orchard Market is located on Seaforth Avenue in the KwaZulu Natal coastal town of Umhlali and takes place on the first and third ... more information


Durban has to be South Africa's most cosmopolitan and, arguably, exciting city. Check out the Golden Mile with its Miami-like beaches. Here you find a myriad of wonderful African traders, showing their wares and offering great gift ideas. As a near constant, there's all manner of promenade and beach centered activities including surfing, paddle-skiing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, jogging, skate-boarding, roller-blading, cycling... you name it. ... and with a great Police presence all around, you can really relax & feel safe.

Durban Activities - Whats On Durban - Ushaka Marine World

How about renting a bike on the beach or taking a famous Rickshaw ride along the prom. Again, there's a great deal more to Durb's than the beach. Culturally, there's museums, art galleries and live music all over the place including the superb, international standard, Jazz events at the KZN University in the city. Wonderfully culturally, diverse, you'll find excellent food in all guises to suit all pallets and budgets.
There's the famous Bunny Chow, for starters, that notoriously should be eaten at night, off the bonnet of your car & shared with friends - messy & fabulous.From excellent steak and seafood houses, South African and African Restaurants to Indian, Mexican and Oriental - it's all here and it's all good! Have a dig around the tree-lined suburbs, where you'll find cafes with wonderful, healthy, fresh food, parks, a zoo and the Botanic Gardens, colourful art galleries and interesting bars, often with their own live music.

Durban also houses a superb Aquarium and Theme Park called UShaka, which can be easily found on the beach front.
There's masses on offer here, with a great water slide park, Dolphin show, interesting shops, a vibrant African theme, super restaurants of all types and much more.

Durban Activities - Whats On Durban - Botanic Gardens

Durban city central is also well worth a visit, with guidance, and here you'll experience an authentic, colourful array of shops, interesting sights and people.

A visit to Kwazulu Natal just wouldn't be the same without checking out Durban... you'll simply love it!