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So, you're coming to snorkel with us on the North Coast (Ballito, Salt Rock, Sheffield Beach areas) and need a bed? ...Look no further, here are some of the best, most personal, friendly, warm and highly recommended places to stay no particular order 

The Summerhouse

Experience an Indian Ocean beach holiday at The Summerhouse.  With views of the ocean and into the canopy of Red Milkwood trees filled with birds, this is the perfect ‘switch-off’ and relaxing holiday destination. At Sheffield Beach, by many claimed to be the ‘pearl’ of the KwaZulu-Natal north coast being 10 minutes north of Ballito and 45 minutes north of Durban.  The Summerhouse is located on a beachfront property, with easy access to the beach. Sheffield Beach is known for its many rock-pools interspersed with sandy bays. Ideal for snorkeling in-between rock pools that are home to many colourful fish and marine life.  The Summerhouse is a self-catering flatlet consisting of 2 bedrooms (each en suite) and lounge/kitchenette, is perfect for shorter or longer stays. Each bedroom is spacious and has built-in cupboards and a private bathroom with shower/WC.  Ceiling fans in all rooms. Sliding aluminium shutters provide privacy at night so that you can sleep with the sliding doors open listening to the sound of the waves.The central lounge is comfortably furnished with a dining-area and well-equipped kitchenette. Fridge/deepfreeze, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, an electric frying pan, a 2-plate electric and a 2-plate gas cooker. Views from all windows are onto the tree-canopy with a rich birdlife. A secluded braai-area under the trees is for the tenants’ exclusive use.
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Petite Province B&B

Petite Provence Boutique B&B

Petite Provence Boutique B&B is situated in Ballito, Salt Rock, 15min drive Durban Airport. Our 8 charming en-suite rooms provide first class accommodation, with the option of B&B, Honeymoon, Family or self-catering suites. 
Come and enjoy this unique French style Guest House, echoing glimpses of a Provencal Villa, with splashing of lavender, the colors, and hospitality typical of Provence in the South of France. Nestled in a quiet tropical garden with pool, alongside a park, Petite Provence is only 300m to the main beach in Salt Rock, ideal for a peaceful holiday break or short stopover. Everyone’s smile at Petite Provence is guaranteed to make you feel at home


Elsbeth Terblanche, the dynamic creator and proprietor behind Utopia Memorable Luxury Holidays, burst onto the scene in the holiday accommodation industry when she founded the company in 2016. Recognized for her hands-on approach, Elsbeth remains deeply engrossed in all facets of the enterprise, guaranteeing that each guest encounters an extraordinary vacation in one of the thoughtfully selected self-catering properties within her portfolio. Supported by her remarkable team, which boasts a cumulative three decades of experience in the field, Utopia Holidays has become synonymous with top-notch quality.

In the early months of 2023, prompted by an overwhelming demand and a plethora of inquiries from individuals keen on launching their own holiday rental businesses, Elsbeth made a strategic move to franchise her triumphant brand. This strategic step opened doors for aspiring entrepreneurs to become part of the Utopia family and gain from the well-established and profitable business model.
Among the inaugural franchises, the Ballito location stands out, presenting luxurious beachfront self-catering lodgings. Meanwhile, the Ballito – Estates branch specializes in furnishing guests with self-catering accommodations nestled within the picturesque estates of Ballito. These franchise prospects have drawn significant interest and plans for expansion into new territories are presently in progress, further solidifying the company's path toward remarkable success. 
One of the primary factors contributing to the allure of Utopia Holidays lies in its strong collaborations with local enterprises. Through partnerships with nearby eateries, excursion operators, wellness providers, and activity organizers, Utopia Holidays surpasses expectations by enhancing the value of every guest's reservation. This distinctive network of partnerships guarantees that visitors can relish exclusive experiences and gain access to a diverse array of services during their stay.

This year, Utopia Memorable Luxury Holidays achieved the prestigious title of “Best Luxury Self-Catering Resort in Kwazulu-Natal” awarded by LUXLIFE, and additionally secured the honour of “Best Holiday Accommodation” in the 2023 Best of Ballito Readers’ Choice Awards!

As Utopia Holidays advances its growth and expands its franchise offerings across the nation, its unwavering commitment to upholding exceptional standards and delivering indelible vacation memories remains steadfast

Beach House Ballito

The Beach House

“The Beach House  B&B  on Tiffany’s Bay since 1995  embodies the original concept of  “beach house”    A relaxed and serene environment with earth elements to compliment  our stunning  sea views,  natural light  and sea breezes  *  Our  organically grown herbs and  ‘fried green tomatoes’  in season   enhance our freshly prepared breakfasts  *  Walk to the beach  *  Laze by our pool  *  Whale watching from our deck in season*   15 mins to King Shaka International airport * 40 mins to Durban *  Children and pets are welcome here 

The Saffron House Salt Rock

The Saffron House

For those who are looking for the personal touch and attention to detail whilst on holiday. All bedrooms have cool percale linen, air-conditioning and have individual Satellite TV, coffee station, beach towels and shade umbrella. Each room has a private entrance leading into lush tropical garden with an inviting sparkling pool. Our breakfast and dinner menus offer excellent and imaginative cuisine. During the day enjoy drinks at our licenced bar or at the pool or take a 5-minute stroll to the beach. Ideally positioned for exploring the attractions of the beautiful Dolphin Coast and just 35 minutes to Durban CBD.

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Al Marrakesh Guest House

Al Marrakesh Guest House lies within 1km of quaint beaches, restaurants and the entertainment hub, and 22km of King Shaka International Airport. This serene, family establishment intertwines the Middle Eastern and African cultures through a unique Moroccan décor. Six units cater for eighteen guests in a spacious, honeymoon suite with a king bed; two fully equipped self-catering family suites and three standard en suites with either twin or queen beds.  Facilities include a private entrance, en suite bathroom, air conditioning, hospitality tray, luxury linen, safe, 32” LCD TV with DSTV and DVD player, swimming pool, barbeque deck and secure parking. 

Rates start @ R400 p/person

comfort house bed and breakfast

Comfort House Bed & Breakfast

Comfort House B&B is situated in Shakas Rock, just north of Ballito, and 30 min north of Durban North.  Cosy, spacious bedrooms have patios with seaviews, air-conditioning, guesthouse DSTV, telephone, WiFI, tea tray, and one is ideal for honeymooners. Delicious breakfasts are served on the verandah overlooking the Indian Ocean. 

Unwind beside the guesthouse pool, star gaze from the heated Jacuzzi, or take a 4 minute walk to the beach. Restaurants, beaches, and golf courses are all nearby. King Shaka International Airport is 20 min south, with game reserves and Zulu battlefields north. Secure off-street parking. TGCSA 4-star.

zimbali view guesthouse

Zimbali View' Eco Guesthouse

Ballito's 'Zimbali View' Eco Guesthouse, is perched iconically 60m above Salmon Bay on the Dolphin Coast and is a mere 5 minute stroll to the pristine shoreline. This 2011 unique purpose built and eco-sensitive boutique hotel styled retreat with 7 individually decorated and incomparable Indian Ocean view facing suites is designed for both local and foreign leisure and business tourists - being a mere 15 minutes from King Shaka International Airport and a few minutes from the M4 and N2

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

On KwaZulu-Natal’s famous Dolphin Coast, under an abundant forest canopy, you will find Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. A sanctuary unlike any other in South Africa, this charming and unspoiled region is a nature lover’s wonderland. Revel in one of 76 elegant rooms and suites, whose warm wood and autumn tones evoke the natural splendour that surrounds this five-star lodge. Enjoy the service of an on-call butler, who anticipates and attends to your every need. Savour a variety of culinary offerings, challenge yourself to a round of golf on the stunning, Tom Weiskopf–designed 18-hole championship golf course, or rediscover your energy at Willow Stream Spa.

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

P.O. Box 404 

Umhlali 4390

South Africa 

TEL + 27 (0) 32 538 5000 

FAX + 27 (0) 32 538 1019 

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Fairmont Zimbali Resort

South Africa’s magnificent eastern shoreline presents gently rolling hills and lush flora, pristine forest and glistening sea, which form the backdrop to a world of wondrous sights. Cosmopolitan flair and traditional Zulu accents permeate Fairmont Zimbali Resort’s 154 guest rooms and suites, each with scintillating views of the warm Indian Ocean. Adding to the superb offerings are nine exquisite food and beverage experiences; a 280-square-metre ballroom; and welcome recreation, including a renowned Willow Stream Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a fully supervised Y-Univers Kids’ Club. At Fairmont Zimbali Resort, our legendary hospitality and attention to detail create an atmosphere of pure paradise.

Fairmont Zimbali Resort

P.O. Box 17 

Zimbali 4422

South Africa 

TEL + 27 (0) 32 538 5000 

FAX + 27 (0) 32 538 5001 

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