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
Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal is located in Africa
Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal
Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal
 Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal shown within 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
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District iLembe
Municipality KwaDukuza
Area[1]
 • 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%

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

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