Salt Rock at a glance
The name 'Salt Rock' came from the abundance of salt harvested from the coastal rocks for household use and trade by the maidens of the legendary King Shaka, Zulu royalty. As part of this area's development the idea of holidaying at the coast for extended periods of time became more in vogue during the 1940's and so the Salt Rock Hotel was developed by BG Hulett at this time. As the only original hotel still in existence in the area it has become an iconic heritage site on the North Coast commanding an incredible coastal location. The hotel at that time boasted a 9-hole golf course and some Salt Rock suburb road names still bear testament to this history, namely Fairway and Club Drive. The golf club was closed in the early 60's to make way for the development of the Salt Rock township, which was a direct result of the development happening down the coast to Ballito at that time. Today Salt Rock has kept its small-town appeal and country-style restaurants, all of which has contributed to its continued popularity.