Top 10 Kid friendly things to do in Ballito

Today I thought we could discuss the top 10 kid friendly things to do in Ballito.

On holiday with the kids or even a local just wondering what to do?  Here are our recommendations based on our personal experience.

Please note, that although we are professional photographers we do not lug our gear around with us on a daily basis – so these are fun snaps taken on the trusty iPhone.

Shakas Rock beach and rock pools – a hidden treasure with stunning rock pools perfect for snorkelling.  Suitable for both small and big kids – take an umbrella and picnic along.

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Sage Cafe & Deli –, this family friendly cafe offers a relaxed environment with truly amazing food.  Especially for parents needing a bit of TLC time, there is an in house pamper centre offering massages and treatments while your little ones are entertained in the amazing play area. Well worth a visit.
Address: 1 Old Fort Road, Fox Hill, Salt Rock
Contact:  032 525 8059

What to do with babies and toddlers in Ballito Area Sage Cafe




Burnedale offers a little bit of everything – Eat, Play, Shop, Create is their unique experience on offer. Saturday mornings offer a weekly famers market to add to the variety of options on offer at this lovely old sugar estate.  A day will fly by here.

Address: No. 1, Old Main Road, Umhlali

Contact: +27(0)329470133

kid and baby friendly beach in Ballito Shakas Rock Pools




Sugar Rush Park – the perfect spot for the outdoor adventure family with MTB and running trails suitable for everyone.  The FloriCafe offers light meals and the Floriculture Centre offers a beautiful selection of cut flowers for sale.
Address: Esenembe Road, Collisheen Estate, Ballito
Contact: 087 351 2954




toddler play at burndale ballito


Karibu Nursery toddler soft play area ballito

Karibu Nursery Ballito is the oldest nursery in the area with a large selection of shrubs, plants and trees. It has a soft play area suitable for little kids, stunning bakery & deli aptly named The Exceptional Bakery and Deli which sits next to The Exceptional Beauty Salon. Treat yourself!
Address: Main Rd, ShakasKraal, Umhlali
Contact: 032 947 1194



Flag Animal Farm – undoubtedly one of the most extensive animal farms with over a 1000 animals of every variety.  The kids just never get tired of this experience with its many play areas, pony rides, milking and snake shows as well as many many animals to see, feed and pet.  Plenty of place for parents to relax while the kids run around.  Do yourself a favour and put this on your list of things to do.
Sheffield Beach Road, Salt Rock, Durban
Contact: (032) 947 2018


Flag Animal Farm kids play area

Rooster at Flag Animal Farm Ballito

Mamba Skate Park – 450m of winding track through a jungle of trees makes for an awesome skate experience! Also offering an academy to teach technique and build confidence – the academy is run on a Saturday, over the period of 4-weeks
Cost: R600 per child
Email for bookings & availability
Address: Eden Villiage, Foxhill, Salt Rock
Contact: 084 555 5596 or 082 558 2875

Mamba Skate Park for Kidz in Ballito, Salt Rock




The Litchi Orchard Market Ballito

The Litchi Orchard – a family owned farm offering something for everyone including a country Cafe, farmers market, Coffee shop, Bakery and Country Pub.  Great kids facilities and lots to do. Check their website for various events on the go.
Address: Seaforth Drive, Umhlali
Contact: +27 32 5255118

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Crocodile Creek – for a fascinating crocodile experience and the opportunity to hold a live croc, take the time to go on this tour with over 7000 crocs and various other animals.
Address: 77 Road D 809 off Greylands Road Maidstone between Tongaat and Ballito
Contact: 0829200730


Get some Holiday Photos done – Book a portrait session with Segerius Bruce Photography. Back in SA after living and working abroad for 15 years, they bring a wealth of international photography experience to your family photo shoot!  Make some timeless memories with family portrait shoot at a location of your choice.
Address: Shakas Rock, Ballito