Salt Rock

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Salt Rock
Salt Rock Beach
Salt Rock Beach
Salt Rock is located in South Africa
Salt Rock
Salt Rock
 Salt Rock shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°30.183′S 31°14.333′E / 29.503050°S 31.238883°E / -29.503050; 31.238883Coordinates: 29°30.183′S 31°14.333′E / 29.503050°S 31.238883°E / -29.503050; 31.238883
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District iLembe
Municipality KwaDukuza
 • Total 4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,806
 • Density 370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 19.0%
 • Coloured 1.3%
 • Indian/Asian 2.3%
 • White 76.4%
 • Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 66.9%
 • Zulu 13.5%
 • Afrikaans 13.4%
 • Xhosa 1.4%
 • Other 4.8%
Postal code (street) 4392
PO box 4391

Salt Rock is a small town just north of Ballito and Shaka's Rock on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is a favorite holiday destination for many local South Africans. It is about 40 minutes north of Durban. There are plenty of fishing spots along the coast from Salt Rock, through Shaka's Rock to Ballito and Salmon bay. Salt Rock owes much of its history to Basil Hulett and his wife Gwen who started not only the Salt Rock Hotel but went on to develop the town of Salt Rock that is found today. Nightlife in the small town is limited with a handful of bars, pubs and restaurants offering a variety of food and drinks. A new development Sheffield Manor is situated in Salt Rock as well as the newly built Tiffany's Shopping Mall

As well as providing some good fishing spots and there are beautiful reefs offshore. The main beach has lifeguards and is shark protected and an excellent surfing site. Close to the main beach is a massive tidal pool, which was originally built for guests staying at the hotel.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Salt Rock". Census 2011. 

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