Ballito (little ball) was proclaimed a township in 1954 and attained district status in 1986. One of the Dolphin Coast’s premier tourist destinations, it is renowned for its outstanding beaches. Willard Beach attained the much sought-after “Blue Flag” status for the 2002/2003 season to signify that it met world standards in respect of facilities, environmental […]


This town, known until recently as Stanger, was built on the site of KwaDukuza, King Shaka’s last great capital. It has now been renamed and lies in the heart of Shaka Country. The town was laid out in 1873 and named for William Stanger, the Surveyor-General of Natal at the time. History And Architecture Emakhosini: […]

Salt Rock

Salt Rock, the name of this relaxed little town originates from the days of King Shaka. His handmaidens used to gather dried salt here off the rocks at low tide. The salt was used for trading with passing settlers. Adventure And Sport Beaches: The beaches are strewn with sunbathers and the tidal pool originally built […]

Shaka’s Zulu Kraal

Shaka’s Zulu Kraal is a one-street-town situated near the site of KwaHlomendlini, the quarters of King Shaka’s Royal Home Guard Regiment. This little town features an interesting blend of African and Indian traditions. Culture/Community Tourism Traditional African Healers: Alternative medical opinions are offered by traditional African doctors – for a small price of course. History […]

Tinley Manor

Tinley Manor currently has limited holiday accommodation facilities, though this pretty town shows enormous growth potential. Adventure And Sport Beaches: Tinley Manor has gorgeous sea views and beaches. Tinley Manor Lagoon: The lagoon on the southern boundary of the town provides superb bird-watching opportunities as well as protected waters that are ideal for paddle-skiers and […]


Zimbali is built within a pristine coastal forest and features a rugged and well-preserved coastline. In order to minimise impacts on the environment, the architectural design, textures and colours of the buildings erected here, have to adhere to strict specifications. The regulations also ensure that all structures blend in with their natural breathtaking surroundings. Adventure […]


Just a few kilometres north of KwaDukuza, this cosy town is nestled between a peaceful lagoon and subtropical beach. The name is derived from the “izinkwazi” (fish eagles) that perch along the banks of the lagoon, thought to be the longest lagoon in KwaZulu-Natal. Adventure And Sport Water-sport: The town boasts angling, water-sport opportunities and […]