The Boathouse is Ballito’s hidden gem – a treasure chest of wondrous discovery nestled into the beautiful coast of South Africa. This luxury venue boasts endless ocean views, four star accommodation and wedding and conference facilities to make your event one of a kind.This elegant landmark is over 16 years old, and makes the ideal destination for exclusive, upmarket weddings, conferences, events and escapes.

All our facilities are wheelchair-friendly, and we’re focused on securing our heritage by doing our part for the environment.

You’ll find yourself mesmerised by the untamed beauty of the vast ocean views, and enchanted by our personalised service and attention to detail. Relax, and enjoy your stay with us as we take care of all your needs in opulent luxury.


The Boathouse, Compensation Beach Road, Ballito, Dolphin Coast, South Africa


The Boathouse, Compensation Beach Road, Ballito, Dolphin Coast, South Africa

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Ballito Wedding Venue

You’ve always dreamed of a magical beach wedding. Acres of pristine sand meeting a vast ocean of tranquil turquoise … sea birds wheeling in breathless flight … the hazy horizon offering the perfect backdrop to your incredible photos … a moment etched in time where the world meets the waves. A beach wedding is one you’ll never forget.

Now imagine all of that – without you having to lift a finger. That’s right. The Boathouse is perfectly suited to cater for your every wedding fantasy. Whether you prefer to get married on a charming nautical-inspired deck with a breath-taking sea view, picture yourself making your vows on the terrace at sunset, or imagine your toes in the sand on the beach, we’ve got it covered.

Our experienced team will take care of all the details, leaving you to relax and enjoy your special day.

For all confirmed bookings the bridal couple will qualify for a complimentary night stay.

As an added bonus, the bride will receive a complimentary gift.

Venue Options
The Boathouse offers a choice of spectacular venues to suit your wedding needs.

The Lido Deck caters for up to 150 people, with quiet time starting at 23h30.
The elegant Upper Deck can accommodate up to 120 people, and quiet time starts at 22h30.
The venue fee includes rectangular tables with dark blue table cloths, or round tables with white table cloths; chairs with white covers; and basic cutlery and crockery. Should you wish to provide your own, this will be subject to prior approval of management.


Ballito Accommodation
Luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Durban

Ballito has a secret … but it won’t be secret for very long. The Boathouse is the gem of the North Coast. Just 25km from King Shaka International, this idyllic spot provides luxurious accommodation to the weary traveller.

Our bed-and-breakfast hotel offers 19 rooms, each named for a legendary ship and elegantly furnished in classic nautical tones of deep navy, rich burgundy, subtle gold finishes and crisp, clean white. Start your ocean adventure the minute you step on-board into your private room.

Our ocean-facing rooms allow breathtaking vistas of the vast blue sea, while the rooms facing away from the shore provide a quiet break from the bustle of city life.

Our penthouse suite offers 5 generous rooms, a living space, a well-appointed kitchen for self-catering purposes and an amazing deck, allowing the most magnificent ocean views imaginable. There’s simply no finer way to start the day than waking up with the untamed beauty of the sea right outside your window.

All of our rooms are designed to give you the luxurious escape you need, and come standard with what we consider the basics:

Selected satellite and SABC TV entertainment
Air conditioning
Tea & coffee tray


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