North Coast at a Glance
Ballito’s permanent population has grown from 12 000 to 30 000 in just over 10 years and as such many residential, golf and eco-estate developments have sprung up along the coastline during the past few years. This upsurge has also lead to visionary developers embarking on many new developments and excitingly some 16km of coastline, has been earmarked for massive residential, resort and commercial property developments stretching from the Salt Rock area northwards. The announcement of the opening of Southern Africa’s first Club Med in Tinley Manor will entrench the popularity of this area even further.
The North Coast boasts a rich cultural heritage with strong Eastern, African, European and French Mauritian influences. With a strong link to the Zulu Kingdom, there are a number of additional historical and natural attractions close by, such as King Shaka Heritage Route, and many Big Five game reserves of Zululand as well as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park are just a few hours north along the coast.
With so much to offer the North Coast is a top property hot spot which is not only an excellent place to live but also to invest.
The North Coast Lifestyle
There are also a number of primary and high schools in the area including Umhlali Preparatory School, Ashton International College, Crawford North Coast, a newly opened Reddam College, and Curro Mt Richmore – all giving a wider choice of educational outcomes.
The Ballito Pro
The Ballito Pro, the world’s longest running professional surfing event is held every year here and with the wetsuit and apparel giant O’Neill as the new presenting sponsor, this surfing festival will be the cornerstone of the continent’s biggest beach festival. Many Big Five game reserves of Zululand as well as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park are also only a few hours north along the coast rounding off the ultimate world class destination.