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
0 km

From R3600* 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

1 Martinique
0.3 km

From R2300* Unit

This upmarket holiday home is situated in Shaka's 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 ro... More Info

47 Perissa
0.5 km

From R1850* Unit

The apartment has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with sea views. 47 Perissa enjoys a location in Ballito, ju... More Info

Ballito Holiday Apartment
0.7 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

Villa Med 10
0.9 km

From R1800* 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

Pentire Point 21
0.9 km

From R1850* Unit

This up-market furnished apartment is perfect for a family getaway. The 8-sleeper apartment is situated in a secure gated complex and offers a stunning sea view from the patio. The apartment consists ... More Info

Eden Palms
0.9 km

From R1800* Unit

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Eden Palms Penthouse is a stunning, luxurious and modern self-catering apartment fully equipped to accommodate 4 people (no children under 12 allowed). It has 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with a... More Info

Evolved Luxury Accommodation
1.2 km

From R1500* Unit

Set in Simbitho Eco Estate, this air-conditioned apartment is stylishly decorated with a balcony. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Ideally suited to solo or business travellers and coup... More Info

205 Manor View
1.2 km

From R2400* Unit

Overlooking the stunning Ballito coastline, 205 Manor View offers a memorable seaside stay to guests visiting this popular part of the Dolphin Coast. This lovely apartment has two bedrooms, of which b... More Info

Villa Flamenco No. 16
1.2 km

From R950* Unit

^^^ THIS IS BEACHFRONT PROPERTY !!! ^^^ Probably one of the best beach getaways in S.A. Come relax at this cosy getaway only 15 meters from the beach in close proximity of a tidal pool. We are l... More Info

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Ballito Reviews

Ballito is the jewel of the Dolphin Coast with everything you need close by, yet not as busy and hectic as Umhlanga or Durban.
- Rudi Grobbelaar

Heaven by the Sea
- Lydia Uys

Awesome place
- Nthabiseng Moloi

Ballito is a lovely friendly and clean town
- Annemarie Schenk

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

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