The Neighbourhood

Experience a touch of Africa just 15 minutes inland from Ballito on the North Coast and a mere 30 minutes from King Shaka International Airport. Rain Farm Game & Lodge is tucked away between rolling hills and sugar cane fields and boasts a 300 hectare wildlife sanctuary that is both ruggedly beautiful and rich in adventure. This is the perfect paradise for all nature lovers. The bird life is prolific and from the privacy of a romantic tree top tent overlooking the tranquil Umhlali River you can enjoy sightings of a variety of Plains game including Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Ostrich, Nyala and Eland, to name but a few.


We have many wonderful sites and activities nearby in our surrounding neighrbourhood!

ZIP Lining & Scuba Diving +- 1km

15 kilometers from the holiday town of Ballito you will find Clubventure who offer a 1.5km Zipline Tour. Guides will strap you into your harness, provide a briefing and accompany your group, while you experience your adventure from a bird’s eye view. On this Eco-adventure, you slide along steel zipline cables from platform to platform across the Sampoya River, using approved full body safety harnesses and equipment.

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Redwoods Horse Trails +- 6km

Our out rides are very popular with visitors to the area, whether you can ride or are just looking for something new. We offer just the out ride or a fantastic champagne breakfast experience.

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Ballito Cable Ski Park +- 11km

Our park caters for the entire family and special facilities include;

  • Wheel chair and disabled friendly parking and facilities.
  • Ablution facilities and hot showers to rinse off after your ski.
  • Infant changing facilities.
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Microlight Flights +- 12km

 it’s microlight flights that you’re looking for along the Dolphin Coast, Ballito & North Coast, then you have come to the right place!

Come and view the beautiful coastline of the Dolphin Coast from above in an open microlight cockpit with the wind in your hair and the sun in your face, it’s an awe-inspiring experience.

Ballito’s north coast is known for it’s incredible beauty and abundance of sea life. We will be looking for sharks, dolphins, turtles, sting rays, giant manta rays, large schools of tuna and even whales in season while having an exhilarating experience in a microlight.

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Sugar Rush Park +- 13km

Every Saturday, from 08h00 to 13h00, Ballito hosts the vibey, fun Sugar Rush Market. Experiencing the Dolphin Coast by exploring one of its local markets means getting to taste, smell, hear, see and savour the many different facets of this part of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Holla MTB & Running Trails +- 13km

We’re passionate about providing you with the tools to suit your adventure;
be it for mountain bikers, trail runners or those who simply enjoy walking in the outdoors.

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Golf Courses (nearest) +- 16km

There are a number of superb and challenging golf courses on The North Coast. Some of them are rated as some of the best 100 Golf Courses in the country.


Umhlali Country Club has recently up graded the Club House to match the superb fairways and greens. Simbithi Golf Course is within Simbithi Eco Estate and this new and challenging course is going to tax the most avid of golfers with it’s water hazards and sand traps.Zimbali Country Club is set in the confinds of Zimbali Estate. Prince’s Grant Golf Estate offers a links course with majestic fairways and greens that run all the way down to the sea. 

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Flag Animal Farm +- 16km

We are home to over 1000 animals, birds, reptiles, wolves and of course Dora. Best part is that 80% of our animals are rescued. We offer a real farm experience where you will be able to love and cuddle so many beautiful animals.

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Ballito Mall +- 18km

Welcome Ballito Junction Regional Mall – the home of fabulous shopping in the vibrant heart of Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Dolphin Coast.

Featuring a sensational line-up of 200 carefully selected stores together with six anchor tenants including Pick n Pay, Woolworths, Checkers, Edgars, Game and Dis-Chem, Ballito Junction Regional Mall combines convenience with a world-class shopping experience.

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Beaches +- 20km

Ballito is not one of the most popular seaside holiday destinations in KZN without reason, our town has a beach for every occasion.

But if you are on holiday you may have only visited the shore outside your front door. We have selected our favourite five for you to explore.

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Crocodile Creek Tours +- 27km

Visit Crocodile Creek on the North Coast near Ballito and join in the adventure, learn about the fascinating Nile Crocodile , Alligators and other crocodiles. Crocodile Creek is a fantastic day outdoors for the entire family.

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Sibaya Casino +- 40km

Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom is a top holiday destination and casino in Durban, located just a few minutes’ drive away from King Shaka International Airport. Set in the green hills of KwaZulu-Natal, overlooking the Indian Ocean, Sibaya invites you in with a royal welcome.

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Umhlanga Rocks +- 47km

Umhlanga is an affluent residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 

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Natal Sharks board +- 48km

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (KZNSB) is mandated to be a global leader in bather protection against shark while minimising environmental impact, thus promoting tourism. The KwaZulu-Natal coastline is the only coastline with 37 beaches equipped with bather safety gear owned and maintained by the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence in South Africa.

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uShaka Marine World +- 63km

uShaka is situated on Durban’s Golden Mile, in South Africa. We bring together cultures, like no other place in Africa – into a safe, secure and clean environment that resonates the sound of fun, laughter and the spirit of togetherness.

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