Marichel 4 Ballito Holiday Apartment Accommodation Dolphin Coast

Marichel 4

Self Catering at 87 Ocean Drive, Ballito, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Marichel 4

Marichel 4 is one of the most sort after, luxury, 355m˛ apartments overlooking Thompson’s Bay in Ballito (Thompson’s beach has been listed as one of the top 100 beaches in South Africa by Getaway Magazine).

The apartment contains four beautifully appointed bedrooms, three en-suites. The main bedroom has a king size bed, that opens onto the huge sea facing verandah. Two of the en-suite bedrooms have two single beds. The fourth bedroom has two single beds with a shower, basin and toilet adjacent to the room.

Self Catering Accommodation

Marichel 4 comfortably sleeps eight people and is wheelchair friendly. Children and babies are welcome. A camp cot and high chair are provided. All percale linen is provided, including bath and beach towels. The apartment is serviced daily with the exception of Sundays and Public holidays. Servicing can be arranged for these days.

The granite top kitchen boasts pristine fully equipped cupboards with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, and tumble dryer. A substantial variety of small appliances ensure that you feel at home. The kitchen is open plan, leading through to the dining area, and then through a comfortable furnished lounge onto a huge verandah with stunning sea-views.

The verandah boasts a large outside suite, a 12 seater oak dining room table, four seater wrought iron patio table, four loungers and a large gas braai. A large, comfortable TV lounge, with full DStv facilities and a double lock up garage that allows for easy, level access to the apartment. There are seven ceiling fans, together with a good through draft to ensure that you are comfortable during those beautiful, hot sunny days in the sub tropics, overlooking the Indian Ocean of temperatures between 20˚C - 27˚C.

• Unfortunately, pets are not allowed
• There is a hair dryer in the main bedroom
• A welcoming beverage pack is supplied
• Two toilet rolls per bathroom will be supplied (therefore eight)


This exclusive Bali styled 12 apartment Marichel complex shares a fenced, communal swimming pool, private access to the beach, an unobstructed panoramic view of the sea, dolphin and whale watching (seasonal), and a stunning landscaped garden. It offers the perfect location for a family holiday, romantic breakaway or tranquil getaway.

Activities and Attractions

Thompsons Bay has become labeled the Clifton Beach of KwaZulu Natal province and boasts an incredible stretch of pristine beach, rock pools and a lovely bathing area with shark nets and life-guards for your safety. It also offers a huge tidal pool (known as Charlie’s Pool) for those that prefer calmer swimming conditions.

The ‘Hole in the Wall’ allows you access to explore more exciting, semi-private beaches; a relaxing way to soak up the warm sunshine of the Dolphin Coast and feel the sand under your feet. High Rock, which is situated north of the bay, is where King Shaka would sit to plan his military tactics. This is also a popular rock fishing spot on this coastline.

The King Shaka International Airport is situated ± 20 km away. Durban, the closest city, is ± 60km away.

• Cycling and mountain biking at Holla Trails
• Zip-lining
• Micro light flights
• Quad biking trails with Fat Traxx
• Horse riding
• Dams for water sports nearby
• Local Heritage Sites
• Explore the King Shaka Heritage Route
• Visit the Morewood Memorial Garden
• Visit Crocodile Creek
• Ndlondlo Reptile Park
• Take the kids to Flag Farm Animal Farm
• Golf (three championship golf courses nearby)
• Tennis, squash and bowls at local clubs
• Popular spots for surfing, kite boarding, wind surfing, canoeing, kayaking, etc ...
• Surf School
• Marine Excursions (Dolphin and whale watching, scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing)
• Rock fishing
• Mussel picking
• Spear fishing reefs
• Nature trails
• Dams for water sports – skiing, jet skiing, fresh water fishing
• The Litchi Orchard Market
• Movie theatres
• Shopping malls
• Variety of world class restaurants, fast food outlets and coffee shops
• Night clubs
• Conference and wedding venues
• Health and wellness centers
• Gyms
• Have a day’s outing at ‘Rain Farm’, 15 minutes inland from Ballito
• Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, 15 minutes away
uShaka Marine World in Durban, 40 minutes away
• The world Famous St. Lucia Wetlands are 2 hours’ drive away
• Experience the African Safari boasting the Big 5 in their natural habitat at the popular Umfolozi and Hluhluwe National Park

The Dolphin Coast and Ballito

The Dolphin Coast extends from Zimbali in the south to the mighty Tugela in the north. It includes the coastal resorts of Ballito, Thompsons Bay, Chakas Rock, Salt Rock, Sheffield Beach, Blythedale and Zinkwazi. A beach lovers’ paradise and great for swimming, tanning, snorkeling, fishing, diving, surfing, body boarding, muscle picking and loads more.

Culture and history form an integral part of life on the Dolphin Coast. There are three different cultures of the Indian, Zulu and Colonial, which can all be viewed on one estate at ‘The Kingdom’ in Sheffield. You can also visit the King Shaka Memorial in KwaDukuza / Stanger at the Dukuza Museum or the grave and home of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chief Albert Luthuli in Groutville. Mosques and temples welcome visitors. The Morewood Memorial Gardens is the site of South Africa’s first sugar mill.

Ballito is a mini city, one of the fastest growing in the southern hemisphere, and is therefore a shopper’s paradise. From local craft to large chain stores that provide your everyday requirements.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Hi fi
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Parking (garage)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

Accreditations (as claimed by Marichel 4)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation Highly Recommended

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.518499999333333
Longitude: 31.22661944377778

Closest airport(s)
King Shaka International - 18km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
October 2012 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

My daughter Tamra and I came over from Hawaii for my Mum's 80th birthday. We were very fortunate to spend 3 nights at Marichel 4. The home and views are...

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