Chakas Rock at a glance
Chaka/Shaka's Rock is a small residential area 40km north of Durban and 5km north of Ballito. Home to a lovely stretch of sandy beach, it also boasts a beautiful tidal pool flanked by picturesque rocky cliffs.
The beach is a favourite ski- boat launch site.
Named after a rocky outcrop of the North Coast believed to have been used by Shaka, the great Zulu chief as a lookout, there are those who believe that the rock was actually used by Shaka to test his men, by encouraging them to jump to their deaths.
Shaka's Rock offers residents and visitors the best of all worlds. Swimming, fishing, scuba diving, boat trips, sailing, canoeing, horse-riding, tennis and golf are either on the doorstep or within a few kilometres.