Our golden beaches and sheltered coves are ideal and our beautiful swimming beaches are protected by shark nets and attended by professional Life Savers.
Surf the waves, from beginners to professionals, on surfboards and boogie-boards, or experience the freedom of body surfing.
If you don’t surf yourself, watch the dolphins surfing in the waves from the quiet of the early morning to late afternoon, almost every day.
See the enormous, magnificent Southern Right Whales as they lazily blow and splash just offshore, on their way south during our summer months. This is the only country in the world that can claim to have the “Big Six” – the whale being the sixth after the four-legged Big Five.
Snorkel around the local coves and view all the ocean has to offer.
Scuba dive off the Sheffield Reef: Depth 9m, two parallel, with varied and plentiful fish and crustacean life; Tiffany’s Reef: North of Salt Rock, 200m out, depth 8m, this flat reef with sand gullies is a popular spot for spear fishing, but is not recommended for diving from shore; Ballito’s Big Bream Reef: 500m south of the Thompson’s Bay tidal pool, small popular spearfishing spot 50m offshore, 7m deep; Ballito’s Lemonfish Reef: Excellent crayfish spot (make sure you have your license), small, densely populated reef 150m out, depth 4m, access better by boat as beach access is through choppy rock channels.
Ocean kayaking will allow you an even closer view of the dolphins and hours of fun for all ages.