Things to do at The Boathouse

Watch dolphins in the waves and relax by the pool at The Boathouse while on holiday in KwaZulu-Natal on the north coast.

For a great conference venue in KwaZulu-Natal and the perfect beach wedding, The Boathouse on the north coast is ideal for both and a fabulous holiday destination too. It is located 50km (31 miles) from Durban.

Guests at The Boathouse have panoramic views of the ocean and beach from the poolside and terrace. For a quiet read and relaxation there is a library, comfortable lounge areas and a cigar bar. Cocktails, sundowners and fine dining at the restaurant make for a great holiday in KwaZulu-Natal.

The Boathouse has a fully equipped, modern conference centre with wireless internet and office facilities. A unique feature of the larger conference halls is the capability of holding Expos and product launches where large equipment or vehicles can be driven in. Various conference packages are offered with or without accommodation. This centre is also ideal for a variety of functions and weddings. The ceremony can also be held on the beach itself, a unique feature not often found. Menus and catering can be arranged to suit all occasions.

Ballito on the Dolphin Coast is a friendly village with excellent amenities and shopping. Willard Beach is the prime attraction here with qualified life-guards on duty every day and shark nets in place. There is an excellent boardwalk along the beach going south for 2.4km (1.5 miles). For a more rugged walk there is a path going north from Willard to Shakas Rock. At Thompsons Bay just north of Ballito there is an Olympic sized tidal pool.

For bookings, transport and advice on activities the staff at The Boathouse are always happy to help. Golfing enthusiasts have the pick of stunning golf courses and visitors can also go horse riding or charter a boat to see the dolphins up close, Microlight flights are also available. Further a field guests can visit more of Zululand, see Big Five game on safari, explore the Battlefields and discover the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.

Attractions within an hours drive of The Boathouse

  • Golf: Zimbali,Prince's Grant,Umhlali,Mount Edgecombe,Royal Durban
  • Zulu Culture: Shakaland, The Kingdom
  • Crocodile farms: Crocodile Creek, Croc Valley
  • Sharks: Natal Sharks Board
  • Shopping / Movies: Gateway Entertainment Complex
  • Shows / entertainment: Sibaya Casino
  • Aquarium: uShaka Marine World in DurbanĀ 
  • Indian Spices: Victoria Street Market in Duban
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