Best of Ballito Winners 2023

North Coasters have spoken and we are delighted to announce your winners in the North Coast Courier Best of Ballito Reader’s Choice Awards for 2023.

This competition was bigger than ever with 1164 businesses nominated across 150 categories and over 230,000 votes cast. Congratulations to all the nominees, runners-up and especially the winners! The “Best of” awards have been popular features of Caxton local newspapers across South Africa for the last 27 years. It has become synonymous with recognising excellence and gives readers the platform to vote for and recommend their favourite local businesses to others. Voters were also entered into the draw for prizes worth more than R30 000, including luxury getaways at Antbear Eco Lodge, Rain Farm Game and Lodge and Rhino River Lodge. Find out who won in the July 14 edition of the North Coast Courier.

Best 4×4 Accessories & Fitment Centre – CARtime Ballito
Best Automotive Parts – Centre Midas Ballito
Best Breakdown and towing – Min’s Towing and Breakdown Services
Best Car Dealership – SMG Ballito
Best Car Service and Repairs – SMG Ballito
Best Carwash – Engen Ballito
Best Motorcycle Dealer / Repairs / Service – Perry Bikes Ballito
Best Panel Beater – Mins Breakdown Services and Panel Beaters
Best Tyre and Fitment Centre – Tiger Wheel and Tyre
Best Vehicle Security and Electronics – Audio Active Ballito

Dining Out
Best Asian – Simply Asia
Best Beat the Budget – Mozambik Ballito
Best Blow the Budget – Mozambik Ballito
Best Breakfast – Concha Café
Best Burger – Jimbos Burger Bar
Best Business Lunch – Fiamma Grill
Best Cocktails – Alchemy
Best Coffee Shop – Concha Café
Best Curry – Salt Rock Hotel
Best Family Friendly – Restaurant La Piazza
Best Girl’s Night Out – Conchilla
Best Milkshake – Burnedale Bistro
Best Neighbourhood Restaurant – Mozambik Ballito
Best Pasta – Lupa Osteria
Best Pizza – Salt Café
Best place to take out-of-towners – The Market at Lifestyle Centre
Best Restaurant for Date Night – 45 on Eat Street
Best Steak – 45 on Eat Street
Best Sundowners – Conchilla
Best Sushi – Yori Oki Sushi & Grill
Best Takeaway – Bird & Co
Best Waffle – The Waterberry Coffee Shoppe

Best Creche / Playschool – Curro Salt Rock
Best Educational Service – Ballito Bay Learning Centre
Best Private High – School Ashton International College
Best Private Primary School – Ashton International College
Best Public Primary School – Umhlali Primary School
Best Tertiary Institution – Boston City Campus

Best Lifestyle Estate – Simbithi Eco Estate

Health, Beauty & Wellness
Best Best Aesthetics/Laser Clinic – Fraiche Aesthetic Clinic & Spa
Best Barber – The Hair Shack
Best Beauty Salon – Fraiche Aesthetic Clinic & Spa
Best Beauty Salon – The Beauty Spot
Best Dance Studio – FootworX Dance Studio
Best Hair Salon – Jena Morgan Hair Salon
Best Health Club / Gym – Virgin Active Ballito
Best Health Spa – Mangwanani Ballito
Best Health Store – Dischem Lifestyle Centre
Best Make-up Artist – Kylie P Makeup Studio
Best Massage Therapist – Mangwanani Ballito
Best Therapy Centre – The Wellness Workspace
Best Yoga Studio – The Yoga Studio

Best Biokineticist – Melanie Coetzee
Best Chiropractor – Dr Martin Khoury
Best Dentist – Dr Lino Cericola
Best Family Doctor – Dr Melize De Villiers
Best Health Care Centre – Ballito Medical Center
Best Hospital – Netcare Alberlito Hospital
Best Optometrist – SpecSavers Ballito
Best Pharmacy – Dischem Lifestyle Centre
Best Physiotherapist – Lianca Dookran Physiotherapist
Best Psychologist – Lisa Grant-Stuart
Best Speech Therapist – Kirsten Talbot
Best Veterinarian – Ballito Vet

Best Accessory – Shop Lovisa
Best Bakery – Yoli’s Bakery
Best Bicycle Store – On-Track Cycles
Best Bookstore – Exclusive Books
Best Bottle Store – Tops Lifestyle Centre
Best Butchery – Wozza Meat Lifestyle
Best Cellphone Company – Samsung Ballito Junction
Best Clothing Store – Woolworths Ballito Junction
Best Convenience Store – Engen Ballito / Woolworths
Best Florist – Love Laugh
Best Footwear Store – Havaianas
Best Fresh Produce Store – Food Lover’s Market
Best Fuel Station – Engen Ballito
Best Furniture Store – Coricraft
Best Gas Supplier – DJ Gas
Best Gift and Specialty Store – Typo
Best Hardware Store – BBS Mica Ballito
Best Home Appliance Store – Hirsch’s Ballito
Best Home Decor Store – Mr Price Home Ballito Junction
Best Ice-cream / Gelato Store – Scoop Ice cream
Best Jewellery Store – Lovisa
Best Kitchen Store – Hirsch’s Ballito
Best Nursery/Garden Centre – BBS Mica Ballito
Best Outdoor Equipment /Adventure Store – Cape Union Mart Lifestyle Centre
Best Party Shop – Mad Hatters Party Shop
Best PC & Electronics Store – Incredible Connection
Best Personal Care – Dischem Lifestyle Centre
Best Pet Store/Products – Absolute Pets Ballito Junction
Best Print Shop – Can-nor
Best Shopping Centre – Ballito Junction
Best Speciality Store – Cosi Crafts Ballito
Best Sporting Goods Store – Sportsman’s Warehouse
Best Stationery Supplier – 10 Uit 10 Skryfbehoeftes
Best Supermarket – Woolworths Lifestyle Centre
Best Tile Store – CTM Ballito
Best Water and Filtration – H2O International

Best Accounting Company – North Coast Accountants
Best Air Conditioning Company – Air Elec Airconditioning
Best Aluminium and Glass Installer / Manufacturer – Quick Fix Glass & Aluminium
Best Architect – HD Projects
Best Building Material / Tool Supplier – BBS Mica Ballito
Best Business Consulting Company – J. A. Nel & Associates Consulting Engineers
Best Catering Company – Ray’s Kitchen
Best Cleaning Company – X-Treme Cleaning Solutions
Best Community Upliftment Organisation – Sables Creatures
Best Construction Company – Chapman Building
Best Courier Service – The Courier Guy
Best Digital and Social media company – Ballito TV
Best Doggie Parlour – Collar & Comb
Best Dry Cleaner / Laundromat – Dolphin Launders Ballito
Best Electrician – Laatz Electrical
Best Emergency Services – IPSS Medical Rescue
Best Estate Agency RE/MAX – Dolphin Realtors
Best Estate Agent – Rory Anderson
Best Fibre and Data Supplier – Ballito ISP
Best Financial Services Company – PSG Wealth
Best Food Delivery Service – Checkers Sixty60
Best Garden Service / Landscaping Company – Greenscape Maintenance Solutions
Best Home Maintenance Contractor – Chapman Building
Best Interior Design/er – Dandelion Designs
Best Kitchen Installation Company – Cupboard Value Balito
Best Law Firm – Araujo Attorneys
Best Locksmith – Ballito Locksmith and Car Key Specialists
Best Marketing Agency – Blue Orange Designs
Best Modelling School – Simply Models KZN
Best Moving Company – Lady Bug Movers
Best Pest Control Company – All Kill Pest Control
Best Photographer – Barry Bowditch Photography
Best Plumber – Chapman Plumbing
Best Security Company – IPSS Security
Best Security Equipment and Installers – Mersat
Best Solar Installer – Dolphin Coast Solar Solutions
Best Sports Club/Coaching – Umhlali Country Club
Best Storage Facility – Ballito Self Storage
Best Swim School – Big Splash Swim Centre
Best Travel Agent – Charmaine Lawrenson
Best Upholsterer – Umhlali Upholsterers
Best Videographer/Videography Company – BTV Productions
Best Volunteer Organisation – Flag Animal Farm
Best Website and Software Development Company – Ballito Web Design

Best Event Venue – Flag Animal Farm
Best Golf Course – Umhlali Country Club
Best Holiday Accommodation – Utopia Luxury Holiday Letting
Best Kids Party Venue – Flag Animal Farm
Best Outdoor Activity – Flag Animal Farm
Best Place for a Family Outing – Flag Animal Farm
Best Weekend Escape – Rain Farm Game Lodge

For full results and to see who came in 2nd and 3rd places for each category please view the document in the link below!

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