Fun Activities Away from the Beach

The beach may be the big drawcard for visitors to the Dolphin Coast but we have plenty of other amazing activities for days when the weather isn’t great or you just don’t feel like going to the beach. Take a look at some of these fun options for your next Ballito holiday.

Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush Park is an adventure park located just outside Ballito. The park offers a wide variety of activities to keep the whole family entertained. Single Track Minded provides biking excursions and biking lessons for everyone from beginners to advanced riders. The Jump Park is the perfect rainy-day activity. Let the kids and adults get all their energy out at this indoor trampoline park. Additional activities at the park include a putt-putt course, a petting zoo, a large playground, a mini-train, a laser tag course, and a wine cellar. After all that fun, head to the on-site restaurant for a delicious meal and a drink or two.

Monkeyland Ballito
Monkeyland is a free-roaming primate sanctuary located a short drive inland from Ballito. It is the sister sanctuary to Monkeyland Plettenberg Bay. The organization offers guided tours around the property and you will have the chance to see a number of interesting species of monkeys and get to spend time walking in the beautiful coastal bush. The tours are perfect for the whole family. Check out our previous post on Monkeyland to learn more about this amazing experience.

Rain Farm
Rain Farm is a private game lodge just a few minutes’ drive from the beaches of the Dolphin Coast. The game lodge offers a number of activities for day visitors and it is a fantastic option for cooler days or if you just want a break from the beach. Activities offered include guided game drives, putt-putt, archery, abseiling, paintball, rock climbing, and biking trails. Additionally, there is a spa on-site where you can enjoy a day of relaxation. The lodge has a restaurant or you can enjoy a picnic on the reserve during your game drive.

Adventure Valley
Adventure Valley is nestled in a tranquil valley a few minutes away from Ballito. The main attraction here is the 1.5km zipline tour which includes a parazip section that gives you the feeling of parachuting along the zipline course. Anyone aged 5 and over can enjoy the zipline tour and see the beauty of the coastal bush from above. Day visitors are always welcome even if you don’t want to do the Zipline tour. There is a large swimming pool where visitors can relax and a fun 70-meter waterslide that you can go down as many times as you want.

Crocodile Creek
Crocodile Creek is home to over 6,000 crocodiles, alligators, and snakes. There are a number of other animals at the facility, including rabbits, tortoises, and banded mongeese. This is a fun and interactive day out for the whole family that includes live shows, educational lectures, and spending time viewing these incredible creatures. There is a small restaurant on-site and a fun children’s play area.

Ballito Ski Park
Ballito Ski Park is the perfect place to learn to ski or to spend a fun day out on the water enjoying your favourite style of skiing. The facility offers wakeboarding, water skiing, wake surfing, knee boarding, and slalom skiing. Have fun trying out the fly board or going for a ride on a jet ski. There is an airsoft and paintball range for when you get tired of the water. The on-site restaurant serves yummy meals that the whole family will enjoy.

Ballito Microlights
Enjoy a once in a lifetime adventure from Microlights and see the sites of the Dolphin Coast from the skies. Common sightings include dolphins, whales, sharks, and schools of fish. Flights can be customized for special occasions or you can choose from one of the standard flight packages.

Utopia Ballito offers luxury accommodation on the Dolphin Coast and we now offer a range of convenient services to make your holiday even more relaxing. Send us a shopping list and we will have all your groceries packed away for you in the cupboard and fridge before you arrive. We recently partnered with Ballito Escapes who will organize all your excursions for you to make your next holiday as comfortable and easy as possible. All our units now feature Ballito TV which is a local TV program that lets you know about all the latest events and fun activities on the Dolphin Coast.  Make sure to book your next holiday with Utopia Ballito for your dream break away from the stresses of everyday life.

Elsbeth Terblanche

Elsbeth Terblanche

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