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explore the dolphin coast

Aptly named after the schools of dolphins that ride the ocean swells just beyond the breakers, the Dolphin Coast is central to the region’s most breathtaking adventures and indulgences.

A scenic route takes you just 20km north of King Shaka International Airport, reaching a pinnacle of natural beauty at Sala Beach House. Overlooking the iconic Shaka’s Rock shoreline, this five-star boutique hotel enjoys the best of mother nature’s unbridled glory and finest modern conveniences and comforts.

The KwaZulu-Natal coastline has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years and offers restless sojourners a variety of diverse things to do on the North Coast. Sala Beach House lies in the heart of this vibrant region, enjoying effortless access to leisure, outdoor, and adventure activities.

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Thompson's Bay Beach

Nestled at the foot of Sala Beach House, this stunning swimming and surfing beach is safeguarded by municipal lifeguards and guarantees hours of enjoyment. Natural rock features, expanses of sandy beach, rock pools, and a sublime tidal pool provide endless opportunities for relaxation, photography, beach sports, and exploring.

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The Dolphin Coast’s remarkable 18-hole golf courses boast expansive greens and awe-inspiring fairways that embody the distinctive design philosophy of Peter Matkovich. Simbithi, Umhlali, and Prince's Grant are celebrated as premier golf destinations in South Africa, consistently achieving top rankings, and providing golf enthusiasts with an unforgettable and world-class playing experience.

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Explore the enchanting world of protected tidal pools and rugged coastlines, home to more than 50 fascinating fish species, delicate corals, an array of invertebrates, and impressive shoals. Marine life you might encounter include a vibrant display of parrotfish, damselfish, surgeonfish, butterflyfish, and even elusive moray eels, adding to the allure of the underwater ecosystem.

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Experience the thrill of riding waves through group or private surf lessons. The surfing conditions at this location are primarily defined by sandbars, reefs, or a captivating blend of both. Discover several breaks and secret hideaways that provide memorable experiences for intermediate surfers, and above.

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Whale and dolphin watching

Sala Beach House’s unrivalled proximity to the ocean makes for spectacular whale and dolphin viewing. From June to November annually, humpback whales migrate from Antarctica, skimming along South Africa’s east coast toward the warmer waters of Mozambique, where they breed and birth their young. Other whales that frequent these waters include the Southern Right, Sperm, Mink and Bryde whales.

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Coastal Hiking

Reconnect with nature on the footpaths of a well-marked 9km coastal trail, traversing various terrain. The loop trail provides a scenic, personal encounter with this majestic coastline, along a moderately challenging route that takes less than half a day to hike.

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Explore a delightful fusion of stores, from local treasures to renowned international brands, at Ballito Lifestyle Centre and the Ballito Junction Mall. If you're seeking a retail destination for a day of indulging, head to Gateway Theatre of Shopping, just a 30-minute from Sala Beach House. Here you’ll find an impressive selection of shops and entertainment options for all preferences.