Much-needed boost for KZN North Coast hospitality sector

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Willard Beach in Ballito, KZN North Coast over the Easter weekend.
Willard Beach in Ballito, KZN North Coast over the Easter weekend.

The Easter weekend has relit the fires of tourism on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, with holidaymakers from all over the country descending to enjoy the sun, sand and sea after a year of lockdown.

Despite a disappointing December, tourism and hospitality businesses in Ballito, where most of the visitors spend their time, said they have benefitted greatly over the Easter weekend.

According to Cheryl Peters, acting CEO of Enterprise iLembe, the economic development agency for the iLembe District, which is home to popular beaches such as Salt Rock, Ballito and Zinkwazi, the area saw an occupancy rate of about 80%.

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