Ballito Town Centre shows enormous change
Ballito is situated approximately 40 kilometres north of Durban. The town was established in 1954 and what started out as a charming small coastal town which it still upholds today, has become a popular holiday destination. Ballito has achieved a great deal in terms of new shopping centres, hotels, restaurants and more.
The King Shaka International Airport, which opened its doors in May 2010 is perfectly situated just ten minutes away from the Ballito town. With the new addition to the area, including The N2 interchange, by 2012, Ballito became the biggest growth area in KwaZulu-Natal.
- Ballito only 20 minutes from Blythedale, will become a prime shopping hub for Blythedale Coastal Resort residents. The new Ballito Junction mall is in the process of being built, with a total gross letting area of 85,000m2 with the latest anchor tenant being Checkers. The mall is situated next to the p445/Ballito Drive and opposite the Ballito Lifestyle Centre. The Ballito Junction Regional Mall website stated that “it is already more than 80% full, and is due to open in March 2017.”
The plans for the Ballito Junction is to develop a regional mall according to Patrick Flanagan, Joint-Chairman of Flanagan & Gerard. The new mall will offer 130 stores, which include a range of international brands, independent retailers and family entertainment, to complement its line-up of popular national retailers, some of which include: Woolworths, Pick n Pay, Cotton On, Factorie, Lorna Jane, The Nail Factor, Carlton Hair, iWorld, Dis-Chem Vision, Coricraft, Goldrush including our own movie theatre NuMetro and many more.
Blythedale Coastal Resort
With Durbanites heading up north and Gautengers looking for lifestyle living on the coast we begin to witness the exponential growth that this small town has seen over the past few years, the shift is now heading toward Tinley Manor and just 15 minutes north of that Blythedale Coastal Resort. With plans to build schools, colleges, an amphitheater and much more, including lifestyle and entertainment attractions where families will enjoy 320 hectors of indigenous forest, 3.2 km of unspoiled beaches, championship Golf Course, bridle trails set in the 1000 hector Blythedale Coastal Resort, this mix use residential and hospitality development will be become a well-recognised area that is already attracting both local and foreign investment.
The development directors of Blythedale Coastal Resort are excited to witness a profound shift of people toward the North and we look forward to contributing to future growth and the creation of 10 000 new jobs.