Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ballito Beach Bliss Golden beaches, white sand and clear warm sub-tropical waters of the Indian Ocean and endless beaches, bays and pools. Our warm-all-year-round weather means you can swim, sunbathe, surf and fish from early spring right through to winters end

Weather & Climate

Sub tropical climate with summer months from Oct – April with average temp of 24 – 30 degree Celsius. Winter months are not much cooler with average temp of 20 – 25 degree Celsius

Sea Temp average since Jan 2000 in Celsius:

January 23 ° February 25 ° March 25 °
April 24 ° May 22 ° June 21 °
July 20 ° August 21 ° September 21 °
October 21 ° November 23 ° December 23 °

The main bathing beach of Ballito, Willards Beach have qualified lifeguards on duty and shark nets to protect the beaches. Clarke Bay, a second beach also have lifeguards and shark nets. Further south is the Ballito tidal pools which is well maintained and home to a wide range of sea life.


There is a huge variety of predictable waves, ranging from tame breaks to fast, hollow “beaches” and a few heavy reef breaks. Best known spot is Ballito with fast and furious wave with deep tube that breaks on a shallow sandbank just beyond the rocks. The waves works best in light winds and can handle swells of approximately six feet. Most of the waves are right-handers. Few left handers at Salmon Bay. From April to July during the winter months is your best conditions, especially early morning.

Do not surf in murky conditions

Water temperature are mild all year round

Enjoy your surfing!

Scuba Diving:

Visitors can arrange to dive with certified divers. Many diving spots along the coast including Sheffields Reefs, Tiffany’s Reef, Big Bream Reef and Lemonfish Reef. Best months with the most consistent chance of visibility are April to July For spearfishing and scuba diving

Marine Life – Dolphins and Whales:

Along the promenade dophins and whale watching platforms have been built. Pods of dolphins is a daily occurrence and humpback and southern whales blowing clear of the water can be seen during June and July and again in Sept and Oct

Book a charter when weather permits and don’t forget your camera!


From the sand or rocks or charter a boat for deep sea fishing. Angling licences and permits are required and obtainable from post offices and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife offices. There is a fish size limit on certain species. Selling fish without a permit is illegal.

Ballito Beach

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