BALLITO is a holiday town located in
South Africa .
Ballito is situated about 40 kilometres north of
Durban . It forms
part of the
KwaDukuza Local Municipality , and iLembe District
Municipality . Dolphins are common on this stretch of the North Coast
shoreline, hence the nickname
* 1 History
* 2 Tourism
* 3 Business sector
* 4 Growth
* 5 References
The town was established in 1954 as a private township, by the Glen
Anil Development Corporation/Investments which was headed up by Dr
Edward (Eddie) Rubenstein (1903–1972). The town's name was borrowed
from a glossy advert for BALLITO hosiery made by
St. Albans ,
England . The area was originally portion of a
sugar cane farm at Compensation
Beach owned by Basil Townsend.
The Sunday Tribune printed in 1954 an advert for
Ballito Bay inviting
potential investors to the North Coast with prices of land from
R790.00 (395 SA Pounds). By 1964 the zonings for Ballitoville's
residential buildings, hotels and a caravan park had already been
incorporated into the town plan known as Compensation
Beach and this
area stretched out from Willard
Beach to Clark Bay, Salmon Bay and
Port Zimbali. A brochure with the first marketing pictures of Ballito,
was put out to attract the holiday makers to invest in the area with
the slogan: "Buy, Build ">
Ballito beach view
Early morning fishing
Airborne surfer off
* ^ A B C D "Main Place Ballito". Census 2011.
* ^ A B Nash, J. (2005). The Birth of Ballito: Pearl of Natal North
Coast. ISBN 978-0-620-35147-8 .
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for BALLITO .
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