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.

Ballito on the Dolphin Coast is a friendly village with excellent amenities and shopping. Willard Beach is the prime attraction here with qualified lifeguards 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 afield guests can visit more of Zululand, see Big Five game on safari, explore the Battlefields and discover the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.

Conferences and Events

The Boathouse has a fully equipped, modern conference centre with Wi-Fi and conference 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 as well as team building, strategic meetings, motivational events, product launches and year-end functions.

Wedding Venue By the Sea

The Boathouse Ballito is also ideal for a variety of functions and weddings. The ceremony can also be held on the beach, a unique feature not often found. Menus and catering can be arranged to suit all occasions.

The Boathouse provides a variety of stunning locations to meet your wedding requirements. Up to 300 persons can be accommodated on the Lido Deck. Up to 120 guests can be accommodated on the sophisticated Upper Deck.

Attractions Within an Hour Drive of The Boathouse Ballito

  • 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 Durban 
  • Indian Spices: Victoria Street Market in Duban
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