Salt Rock

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Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal
Salt Rock Beach
Salt Rock Beach
Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal
Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal
Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal is located in South Africa
Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal
Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal
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
CountrySouth Africa
 • Total4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
 • Total1,806
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African19.0%
 • Coloured1.3%
 • Indian/Asian2.3%
 • White76.4%
 • Other0.9%
First languages (2011)
 • English66.9%
 • Zulu13.5%
 • Afrikaans13.4%
 • Xhosa1.4%
 • Other4.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

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 as found today. Nightlife in the small town is limited with a handful of 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 fishing spots, there are reefs offshore. The main beach has lifeguards on duty, shark protected and a surfing site. Close to the main beach is a large tidal pool, which was originally built for guests staying at the hotel.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal". Census 2011.