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Ballito is a small holiday town located in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Ballito is about 40 kilometres north of Durban. Dolphins are common on this stretch of the North Coast shoreline known as the Dolphin Coast. (The South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is also picturesquely named the Hibiscus Coast).

The town was established in 1954 as a private township, by the Glen Anil Development Corporation/Investments which was headed up by Dr Edward (Eddie) Rubenstein (1903-1972). The area was originally portion of a sugar cane farm at Compensation Beach owned by Basil Townsend. The town's name was borrowed from a glossy advert for Ballito Hoisiery showing sheer silk Italian stockings.

Today Ballito is a thriving community of its own with ties to primary and high schools in and around Ballito, Umhlanga, Stanger and Tongaat. Ballito has grown exponentially in recent time and has two huge new shopping malls. It is a holiday destination with hotel and self-catering accommodation, swimming (Willard) and surfing beaches (Boulder). A promenade about 2.5 kilometres long along the beach front allows for walking and jogging.


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