3 Things To Do in Thompson Bay

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Ballito Beaches & Pools / Family Entertainment

Willard Beach

As one of Ballito’s most popular beaches, Willard Beach promises plenty to see and do. It is the main beach of the town and is a prime getaway for the whole family on a balmy KwaZulu-Natal day. In recognition of ... more

Daylight hours.

Ballito Beaches & Pools

Clarke Bay Beach

Just a short 15 minute walk from the main beach in Ballito, Willards Bay, you’ll find the quieter Clarke Bay. The beach is protected by shark nets and there are lifeguards on duty to ensure your safety when you’re ... more

Daylight hours.

Salt Rock Beaches & Pools

Salt Rock Beach

Salt Rock Beach is the main beach of the little town of the same name, which is perched along the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It is idyllic for its palm trees, white sand, and warm turquoise waters. And, thanks to its ... more

Best during daylight hours.

Also see 67 Things To Do in Dolphin Coast

Ballito Extreme Sports

Zip-Line Tour Ballito

1.5km Zipline Tour with the all-new "Parazip" Clubventure offers a 1.5km Zipline Tour. Guides will strap you into your harness, provide a briefing and accompany your group, while you experience your adventure ... more

Sunday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00.

Ballito Cafés & Eateries / Fine Dining

Gigi’s Restaurant

GiGi’s Restaurant offers a chic culinary encounter with a modern twist in the heart of Ballito. This a-la-carte experience can be savoured within the intimate privacy of the hotel, while lunches can be enjoyed on ... more

Booking essential.

Ballito Malls & Shopping / Art Galleries / Wheelchair Friendly

Imbizo Gallery

Kizo is the founder and coordinator of The Heritage Arts Festival, the premier arts festival in KwaZulu Natal. This festival provides publicity and revenue to several hundred artists, crafters, musicians and ... more

Open 7 days a week from 09h00 to 18h00.

Ballito Family Entertainment / Wheelchair Friendly

Flag Animal Farm

Take the Kids to Flag Farm Animal Farm where they can enjoy learning how to milk a cow and feed or cuddle other tame farm animals. All activities are specially made to entertain the young kiddies. There is a ... more

Daily from 09h00 to 16h30.

Ballito Monuments / Parks & Gardens

Visit the Morewood Memorial Garden

Just outside the holiday hotspot of Ballito, in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, the life and work of Sir Edmund Morewood are celebrated and memorialised. This part of the country is known as the ... more

09h00 to 17h00.

Stanger Monuments

Visit the King Shaka Memorial

A 20-minute slide show on the history of King Shaka can be viewed and there is also a small curio shop and an Interpretative Centre. Shaka was born in Zululand in 1787, his mother being Princess Nandi, and his ... more

Open daily from 08h30 to 16h00.

Stanger Hiking Trails

Hiking in Harold Johnson Nature Reserve

The Harold Johnson Nature Reserve is situated north of Ballito on the banks of the Tugela River and north of Zinkwazi. The Harold Johnson Nature reserve offers a selection of hiking trails of varying distances ... more

Daily from 06h00 to 18h00.

Umdloti Birding

Witness the Mount Moreland Swallows

Witness the spectacle of the Mount Moreland Swallows: Enjoy an evening picnic or a few sundowners at the Lake Victoria Conservancy in Mount Moreland and witness the spectacle of the Mount Moreland Swallows. (Barn ... more

Best from early November until mid-April.

Ballito Extreme Sports / Scenic Flights

Microlight flights in Ballito

Give a present with a difference or treat yourself to a micro light flip along the Dolphin Coast. The Ballito Microlight School operates 7 days a week, weather permitting. Flights leave from the school and are ... more

7 days a week, weather permitting - Bookings essential.

Zinkwazi Nightlife & Theatre / Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs

Sundowners at Mahogany Reef

Mahogany Reef is the name of the bar at the Zinkwazi Ski Boat Club. The bar has a lovely deck area right on the beach and is probably about 20 metres away from the shore. Mahogany Reef is the perfect place to ... more

Please enquire

Ballito Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

The Waterberry Coffee Shoppe

The Waterberry Coffee Shoppe in Ballito is a delightful Italian bakery and coffee shop. The team serves delicious homemade food, from light lunches to the most decadent lemon meringue pie and sublime cheesecakes! ... more

Ballito Health & Beauty

Impilo Beauty Spa

Being pampered to perfection is a real possibility at the inspirational Impilo Beauty Spa. Achieve both physical and soul purpose by choosing from a wish list of restorative facials and advanced skin therapies, ... more

By appointment only.

Zinkwazi Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Tuck into a Prouds Pizza

Not keen on a sand filled sandwich for a beach picnic? Well then make sure you spend the day at Zinkwazi Beach on the KwaZulu Natal Dolphin Coast and sample one of Proud’s delicious pizzas. Proud creates ... more

From 10h00 every day, weather permitting
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Ballito Malls & Shopping / Wheelchair Friendly

Ballito Lifestyle Centre

The Ballito Lifestyle Centre is the perfect shopping destination for all your requirements whilst on holiday in Ballito. Shops include boutiques, surf stores, an array of restaurants (ideal for evening sundowners ... more

Open 7 days a week. Monday to Saturday from 09h00 to 18h00 and Sunday from 09h00 to 17h00.

Ballito Monuments

Explore the King Shaka Heritage Route

The Heritage Route celebrates one of the great Zulu chiefs. King Shaka Zulu is considered by many as the architect of the Zulu nation as he was responsible for joining scattered clans into the powerful unified ... more

Best during daylight hours.

Thompson Bay as a destination

If you are considering visiting Thompson Bay or have already booked your Thompson Bay accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Thompson Bay and come back and submit your Thompson Bay review or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

Also in the neighbourhood

Ballito, Blythedale Beach, Darnall, La Mercy, Princes Grant, Salt Rock, Shakas Rock, Sheffield Beach, Stanger, Tinley Manor, Tugela, Umdloti, Umhlali, Westbrook Beach, Zimbali, Zinkwazi

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