Ballito at a glance
Ballito, once a holiday resort town catering solely to holidaymakers and affluent retirees, has exploded in recent years to become a flourishing business hub with a variety of commercial interests. The area now supports a growing residential population.
Many commute to Durban and Umhlanga daily while the recently opened King Shaka International Airport makes a weekly commute to Sandton in Gauteng a breeze.
Ballito on the Dolphin Coast is just 40 minutes from Durban, 20 minutes from the business office parks of Umhlanga and just 15 minutes from King Shaka International Airport. The area has quickly become the preferred residential neighbourhood for wealthy business professionals and moderate income earners alike. The lifestyle retains the relaxed ambiance of a resort town with a strong emphasis on family values and prosperous economic growth.
Prestigious gated estates such as Brettenwood Coastal Estate, Dunkirk, Zimbali and Simbithi Eco Estate offer exclusive security for homeowners. Several developments also cater for the upper-middle income sector, offering the security of community living while also affording child-friendly facilities for first time homeowners. The rapid growth in the area has recently opened the market to moderate apartment sales too.
The area, incorporating various smaller suburbs including Ballito, Chaka’s Rock, Salt Rock and Sheffield Beach offers a spectrum of freehold opportunities: magnificent mansions on the upper slopes afford panoramic sea views while comfortable family homes in the leafy valleys are perfect for animal loving homeowners.
Ballito has many pockets of land under conservancy, meaning the environment is rich in natural flora and fauna within the residential suburbs. The ocean front area caters for holiday makers. Apartments range from multi-million rand investments to affordable beach front holiday flats. Holiday apartments in this area are still excellent investments as seasonal occupation levels often reach capacity.
The northward expansion of business interest from Durban is expected to continue, ultimately merging with the southward expansion from the port city of Richards Bay in the north. Commercial and Retail interests proliferate alongside the exploding residential property market. Ballito and its surrounding suburbs is expected to remain one of South Africa’s fastest growing investment regions for many years to come.