It’s a Great Time to Buy in Ballito


It’s no secret that after the new airport was located north of Durban a large portion of KZN’s economy has followed suit. What were once small and sleepy coastal towns have now matured into vibrant and exciting up-market communities.


This is especially true of Ballito. While the 40km commute to the city once seemed prohibitive, all the activity on the North Coast has meant that Ballito is now close to the centre of KZN’s economic hub. Even those who must still make the commute to Durban will find that the benefits of living in this gem of a town more than outweigh the drive.


Here are five reasons why you should buy in Ballito.


1. It’s a good investment
According to a Business Tech report, Ballito and Umhlanga rank among the fastest-growing areas in the country in terms of wealth. Value continues to grow, and quality real-estate in these regions represent smart investments.


Meg Wilson of Chas Everitt adds that the town itself is benefitting from the Ballito Urban Improvement Precinct, a cooperation between public and private sectors that is ensuring that infrastructure is maintained and that the town is safe.


Ballito Promenade

2. Healthy lifestyle
Ballito retains a good balance between small-town calm and world-class facilities. According to this article, living in Ballito means access to beautiful beaches, the most popular being Willard Beach, Salmon Bay, Thompson’s Bay and Clarke Bay, all of which are renowned spots for recreational activities like swimming, surfing, kite surfing, fishing and snorkelling. Clarke Bay beach offers tidal pools and there is a boardwalk that extends from Ballito to Salt Rock for those who prefer to de-stress with a leisurely stroll.


Ballito is also less urbanised and retains a connection with nature. Look out for pods of dolphins and even whales at certain times of year, or visit one of several nature reserves in the area.


Ballito is relatively low in crime and an excellent place for healthier, low-stress living.


3. Family attractions
Ballito is a great place for families, with new attractions being added all the time. This article recommends “the Sugar Rush adventure park; Flag Farm with more than 1000 animals, birds, reptiles, wolves and alpacas; the Litchi Orchard and farmers’ market which offers delicious food and live music as well as fresh fruit; and the Ndlondlo Reptile Park.” There are also other opportunities for sports lovers, such as mountain-biking trails and world-class golf courses.


4. Ballito has everything you need
The area boasts great facilities that ensure you and your family are well supported, including several excellent private schools, hospitals and other medical facilities, and malls.


5. Premium property developments
Ballito is garnering a reputation for quality property developments that are attracting widespread attention.


New World Wealth listed both Zimbali and Simbithi as being among the top 10 residential estates in the country.



Lazuli Estate is located adjacent to Zimbali, and although it is more affordable, it too offers premium amenities to its residents. Properties feature quality fittings and appliances, air conditioning, and en-suite bathrooms on each bedroom. Residents have access to a health-and-wellness centre, a gym, a pool, and Club Lazuli. The development is also fully secure and guarded by a 24-7 security service.


A new phase of properties at Lazuli has now been released for sale to the general public.


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