About Shakas Rock

Shakas Rock is situated on the Dolphin Coast, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

KwaZulu Natal DestinationsShakas Rock, Dolphin Coast

Named after a rocky outcrop of the north coast believed to have been used by Shaka, the great Zulu chief, as a lookout, Shaka’s or Chaka’s Rock - depending to whom you are speaking - is today a small residential village and a wonderfully graceful stretch of sandy beach that is home to an inviting tidal pool flanked by craggy cliffs.

There are those who believe that the rock was actually used by Shaka to test the mettle of his men, by encouraging them to jump to their deaths, but the surfing fraternity definitely don’t believe that Shaka’s Rock measures up to its majestic or noble name, referring to the few reefs and beach breaks as fun, nothing more. The beach is a preferred ski-boat launch site, so come prepared to watch some impressive launchings and beaching as some of the bigger boats set out on deep sea fishing trips.

Shaka’s Rock, or Catfish Beach as the main beach here is known, is only about 40 kilometres north of Durban and right next to Ballito. From Willard beach at Ballito one can follow a rugged walking trail to Shaka’s Rock itself through a hole in the cliff - probably a good idea to attempt this at low tide.

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Shaka's Seat

Self Catering

Shaka's Seat

Shaka's Seat offers luxury accommodation in a choice of six suites or a private garden cottage. Situated in Shaka's Rock, ... more

Comfort House Bed & Breakfast

Guest House

Comfort House Bed & Breakfast

Situated in Shakas Rock on the Dolphin Coast, Comfort House offers a comfortable, homely stay with warm South African ... more

Chakas Place 5

Self Catering

Chakas Place 5

Situated in Chakas Rock and boasting sea views, Chakas Place 5 offers self catering accommodation for up to six guests in ... more

Reviews of Shakas Rock

We spent 2 nights at a guesthouse near Shaka's Rock and we had such great views. We also watched surfers and we enjoyed the warm waters of this area...

Nix, Hout Bay

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