Source: The Ballito

It’s been a rough few months, but with businesses operating again, here are some great spots to relax and recuperate for the year ahead.


Get Your Hair Done


Lauren, the salon owner, alongside Michelle, Ria and the rest of the team at Scissor Sisters Hair Studio will make you feel welcome and at home from the moment you walk through the door, and you will leave with gorgeous locks and a smile on your face. You are also guaranteed to have a few laughs with this lovely team of ladies while you enjoy being pampered and looked after. The décor in the salon is lovely, fresh and trendy which adds to the friendly and calming ambience, and the team uses the highest quality products available. When it comes to your hair, they can do anything your heart desires, from highlights and Balayage to full colour, cuts and hair extensions, just to name a few. They also have amazing nail and lash technicians who are extremely skilled. For your convenience, the salon easily allows for you to have your nails, lashes and hair done at the same time, making for a seamless beauty experience!

9 Home and Decor Centre, 3 Douglas Crowe Drive, Ballito

032 946 1663

Instagram: @scissorsistershairstudio


Enjoy Nature


Rain Farm Game and Lodge has utilised the lockdown period to give their accommodation and facilities a fabulous revamp! From some added features to soft touches, the new look in the honeymoon suite and luxury dam units will certainly give you the wow factor! The team has been hard at work over the past few months to ensure that every aspect of the lodge ticks all the right boxes, creating an ideal place to enjoy some time off with friends and family. An exciting new addition to the lodge is the Kids Hub, where parents can safely leave their kids under the care of experienced teachers, and have some time to themselves while enjoying good food and wine. Explore the Calabash wine room for some well-known favourites or that hidden gem yet to be discovered. We can’t wait to welcome back past and future guests for a well-deserved break, only 15 minutes from the heart of Ballito.

032 815 1050

Instagram: @rain_farm


Get a Massage


The Skin and Nail Bar Salt Rock is an idyllic, serene and professional skincare centre set on the tranquil North Coast and forms part of the unique Grand Exotic location. Walk into a calming atmosphere with friendly faces to greet you at the door. As you arrive, you will be welcomed by our signature scent of fresh lemongrass and hear beautiful notes of trendy jazz music softly playing in the background. This is the ideal place to unwind, relax and surrender to the warm, inviting massage bed where our professional massage therapist will help you to drift away and ease tight, tense muscles. We pride ourselves on superb customer services and living up to our belief and motto of, “Escaping the ordinary”, taking good care of all our customers and making sure their experience at The Skin and Nail Bar is a lasting one. Along with our signature massage treatments, we offer a wide variety of spa treatments including grooming, skincare, aesthetics, microneedling, chemical peels, lash lifting and extensions. We have packages to suit all of your needs, whether you want little ‘divas and dudes’ 13th birthday parties or a mom’s day out. We also tailor-make our bridal packages to suit each individual and take the utmost pleasure in making sure all of our clients leave the skincare centre feeling rested, rejuvenated and de-stressed!

073 513 1930

Facebook: @theskinandnailbardbn

Instagram: @theskinandnailbar


Go Out for Dinner


Turn ‘n Tender Steakhouse has been at Ballito Junction for around four years now, and if you haven’t visited them yet, you’re in for a treat! From the moment you walk into the restaurant, you immediately feel at ease and the friendly staff set the tone for the fabulous dining experience. If you are a fan of steak, then you’ve come to the right place! Turn ‘n Tender is an expert at this and you’ll be hard pushed to find a better steak anywhere else. From the cut and cooking of the meat to the delicious flavours of each dish, it’ll keep you coming back time and time again. If you prefer something else, the menu has some other delicious white meat and fish options, as well as fresh salads and decadent desserts. The vibe here is warm, welcoming and relaxed, making for the perfect lunch or dinner for date night, or to enjoy time with friends and family.  Enjoy an ice cold beer or glass of wine and an amazing dining experience from start to finish!

032 586 0975

Facebook: @TurnnTenderBallitoJunctionRegionalMall


Get a Facial


Most people need a period each day to recharge themselves. They need time to reflect, to enjoy, to energise or to simply pause – to do something that gives them joy or peace of mind in order to deal with the stresses of the day. What better way to relax than with Esse Skincare products? Our award-winning salon, based at the Ballito Lifestyle Centre, showcases the brand’s extensive product range and offers a suite of unique facial and body treatments in three crafted treatment rooms. Our trained skincare therapists provide hands-on expertise and extensive product knowledge. Esse is a scientifically formulated probiotic and organic skincare range manufactured in Richmond, KZN. Esse uses prebiotics that favour the growth of beneficial microbes on the skin to provide clients with a holistic skincare solution.


We offer:

  • Skincare treatments tailored to suit your skin type.
  • Massage treatments that include hot stone, deep tissue and pressure point massages.
  • Body treatments including a body detox, body cocoon and spa back treatment.
  • General grooming for the full salon experience.


Shop 59, Ballito Lifestyle Centre

032 648 0040 / 066 317 8047