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.

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Marichel 4
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From R2200* 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

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Sabuti 69
0.2 km

From R1500* unit

This up-market furnished, 3 -bedroom apartment sleeps 6 people, 2 queen beds and 2 single beds. There are 2 en-suite bathrooms and a guest toilet. The fully equipped modern kitchen includes a fridge/f... More Info

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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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Villa Flamenco No. 16
0.3 km

From R750* unit

Come relax right on the beachfront at this cosy getaway only 15 meters from the beach in close proximity of a tidal pool. Please note that we do not allow students or pets. We are located approximatel... 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

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Secret Spot Backpackers
0.9 km

From R380* unit

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Awesome view of the ocean Inside our 2 x sleeper cabins Tented unit 2 x sleeper unit ... More Info

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Pentire Point 21
0.9 km

From R1490* unit

This up-market furnished, 4-bedroom apartment sleeps 8 people, 2 queen size beds and 4 single beds. There are 3 bathrooms, 2 are en-suite (one with a bath and the other two with showers). The fully eq... More Info

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Pentire Point 1
1 km

From R1100* unit

This up-market furnished, 3-bedroom apartment sleeps 6 people, 1-queen size bed and 4 single beds. There are 2 bathrooms, 1 is en-suite (one with shower). The fully equipped modern kitchen includes a ... More Info

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The Guesthouse
1 km

From R475 pps

The Guesthouse is one of the original farm houses in the Shakas Rock. It offers gracious hospitality, set in an acre of sub tropical garden, with abundant bird life and ample secure parking. All bedro... More Info

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Ballito Reviews

Beautiful place, wonderful sights and a breath of fresh air.
- Lisa King

The place is beautiful and you have access to basically any shop you require and the people are also quite friendly.
- Janine Rassool

Awesome, pity we can't control the weather.
- Themba Khoza

Ballito is a fantastic place for a holiday
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Beautiful beaches, lovely promenade,restaurants
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