Buy, Build and Play – Click!- South Africa

So many pictures. So much beauty. Let’s travel the trails of the fabulous South Africa, a country not without it’s scars. Here people cling to hertitage and homelands with a devoted passion. Why? Because it’s absolutely worth it! there are so many stories behind the camera lens.

B for “Ballito Bay”

One of the babes of beach venues, only 68 years old; first advertised in 1954 by agents, when only a caravan park and camping areas existed along this beautiful coastline.

Buy, Build and Play at Ballito Bay”- The Caribbean of the North Coast.

ballito bay

Now an air shot shows what looks like, scattering upon scatterings of building blocks tossed along the coastal hilltops, after prospectors flocked to make it a holiday resort with a difference. A two and a half km. promenade was built- great for walkers and  joggers.

This suburban paradise sometimes referred to as the Pearl of the North Coast, is approximately 40 kms from Durban, Kwazulu- Natal.


Bottle Nose Dolphins  favour this stretch of the coastline, because of its relatively clear and shallow water allowing them to swim close to shore.


Recently the then well known, “Gunston 500”, now ASP Prime Mr Price Pro, surfing competition is held in Ballito Bay.



Ballito Bay has hotels, guest houses and more, in beautiful seaside settings for all who visit the North Coast of Natal.  And Backpackers are welcome at Monkey Bay!

More travel – South Africa next week, as part of Jenny’s Alphabe Thursday.


About liz2you

Life just happens when you plan something else. 50 years spent in Africa and relevant stories.
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6 Responses to Buy, Build and Play – Click!- South Africa

  1. I have really enjoyed visiting your blog today and although the start of this comment is Generic to others today I will personalise at the end. I know what its like to not have many visitors so may aim is to say hi to everyone of you .

    This portrays the good things in South Africa not the bad side. I have a friend who has just had to fly out to SA then raise R1875,000 so that her white son can recieve treatment in a clean hospital after being run of the road by a black SA .
    Two SA nationals but at war.
    Dont get me wrong I think the way that the Blacks were treated by the whites is ppalling and in a way the deserve what they get, but there is nothing d=fair in this un heard or un seen war with a women being raped every 12 minutes

    Thank you for post it is lovely and sorry for my rant its not at you .

    • liz2you says:

      Thanks for visiting my site; and I hear where you are coming from with the comment. I lived in SA for almost 50 years; without blinkers on, and know how it was, (often badly reported, mind you!), but this is not a political site. I write of good and positive; as I live my life, as I choose to live my life. Appalling things happen all over the world.

      the beauty is there, the terrain is vast, stunning but harsh too!

  2. Pam Beers says:

    Ballito Bay is God’s way of saying, “This is my Gift to all of you. Take of your environment and one another.” Beautiful photos.

    • Pam Beers says:

      Oops! I left out a word. Should read…” Take care of your environment and one another.”

      • liz2you says:

        Hi Pam,
        Lovely peaceful thoughts. Reflecting feelings of my own; remembering how I could sit by this ocean and listen to the waves metre out life’s timely wishes on us all.

  3. The beaches there are beautiful..

    I bet it takes your breath away watching the sunset while relaxing on the beach!

    Brilliant post for the letter B.

    Thanks for linking.


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