Accommodation near Thompson's Bay Beach

Thompson Bay Beach is located in Thompson's Bay, a small resort on KwaZulu Natal's North Coast. It is situated north of Ballito and just south of Shaka's Rock. The beach is located a mere 16 kilometres (approximately 10 minutes) from King Shaka International Airport on the North Coast.

Thompson Bay Beach is a sheltered cove that proves perfect for swimming. Furthermore it is a Blue Flag beach, meaning that it is managed in an environmentally responsible way and that the facilities are well-maintained. There are life guards on duty in the high season and the beach is protected by shark nets. It is also a popular spot among anglers.

Charlie's Pool, an Olympic sized tidal pool is another popular feature of the beach, offering endless opportunities for fun, which will keep both the young, and the young-at-heart occupied. Charlie's Pool was built by and named after Charles de Charmoy, an early settler in the area. It is surrounded by lots of small rock pools which, when explored, offer a glimpse into an underwater world which children especially find difficult to resist.

The rock pools also make nice cool tubs to soak in while enjoying the brilliant North Coast sun. The other secluded coves along the coast also add some extra interest to the Thompson Bay Beach.

Just south of Thompson Bay Beach is Hole in the Wall, a rock formation caused by consistent wave erosion over the years. This fascinating natural structure marks the beginning of a marine trail that goes up to High Rock. High Rock is reportedly where King Shaka's warriors were ordered to cliff dive into the turbulent waters below to test their courage! Today it is a favoured fishing area.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Marichel 4
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From R3400* unit

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Marichel 4 is a luxury apartment overlooking Thompson's Bay in Ballito, only 20 km from the airport. The apartment contains four en-suite bedrooms and a huge entertainment patio equipped with a gas br... More Info

Kalisti 32
0.1 km

From R875* unit

2 BEDROOM SELF CATERING APARTMENT IN BALLITO 2 Bedroom 2 bathroom unit in secure gated estate. Air-con in second bedroom only. Bring own decoder and smart card. Internet and cell phone receptio... More Info

Perissa 67
0.1 km

From R1150* unit

3 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN BALLITO 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment aircon and lockup garage in Santorini gated estate. Direct beach access, communal pool and tennis court. Small braai available A... More Info

Perissa 38
0.1 km

From R1475* unit

WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY 3 BEDROOM APARTMENT Perissa is a spacious 3 bedroom(1 double bed,4 single beds), 2 bathroom unit (Only showers) with lovely sea views situated in Ocean Drive, Ballito. The unit ... More Info

56 Long Island
0.3 km

From R1240* unit

3 BEDROOM SELF-CATERING APARTMENT IN BALLITO Long Island is on Ocean drive, Ballito. Across the road from Thompson's Bay Beach. This is a three bedroom unit (1 King bed and 4 single beds) .The unit h... More Info

Sabuti 142
0.3 km

From R2500* unit

Four bedroom apartment with three bathrooms, open and covered patios with 180-degree sea view, stylish and luxurious furniture create a splendid vacation accommodation. Covered parking. Wheelchair fri... More Info

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1 Martinique
0.3 km

From R2500* unit

This upmarket holiday home is situated in Shakas Rock on the popular Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu Natal. It is a mere stone's throw from the sea with spectacular 180-degree breaker sea views from most roo... More Info

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Ballito Holiday Apartment
0.8 km

From R2800* unit

A luxury self-catering holiday apartment offering exquisite uninterrupted ocean views. The apartment is perfectly located on Ocean Drive, Shaka's Rock on the pristine north coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Ba... More Info

30 Chakas Cove
0.8 km

From R945* unit

2 BEDROOM SELF CATERING APARTMENT IN CHAKAS ROCK 2 Bedroom first floor beach front apartment in Chakas Rock, overlooking rock tidal pools Pool in complex but across the road. One carport and open... More Info




Villa Med 10
0.9 km

From R1050* unit

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Three bedroom ground floor Self-Catering Apartment in Ballito Central. A mere five minutes walk from either Willards or Thompson Bay swimming beaches. ... More Info

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Ballito Reviews

It is a beautiful area, but it was too busy December. The Granny Pool in Salt Rock was too busy to even have a swim in it. We went to the beach once only at Salt Rock. People braaied in the parking lot and was drinking and made a noise.
- Thelma Hartzer

Love it
- Carmel Taljaard

This was the first time at Ballito , was a bit sceptical ,but its so beautiful , am sure I'll be back again .Maybe somewhere on the beach this time .
- Avasha Naidoo

Awesome and friendly town will definitely go back again.
- Sam Reed

Great neighbourhood, clean and safe. Variety of places to go to.
- Nomfundo Msani