FabMags produced its very first magazine in 2006 under the banner of Estate Press, a niche publishing company focused on producing estate based magazines which delivered estate news and interesting estate lifestyle articles to residents of leading KZN estates (in South Africa). Our very first estate, Seaward Estate, is still a customer of ours and we’re proud to still be publishing their monthly magazine.

Today FabMags has over 14 titles in its stable and reaches ten of thousands of readers every month. The business has developed strong partnerships with leading local, regional and national brands and works hard at unlocking value for it advertising clients.

FabMags has also evolved and adopted digital platforms and social media channels as an extension of its offering to both its readers and its advertising clients. FabNews Online is our 5th online offering, the first four reaching over 40,000 visitors every month, and FabNews is a consolidated online news platform that focuses on communities in Southern Africa and hopefully beyond.

So, how would you sum us up….With offices 10 minutes away from the beach and 15 minutes from an International Airport we seem to have our feet in both ponds – chilled life with an international flair. Passionate, driven and a little off the wall we’re connecting, creating, publishing and having a blast.

Check out our magazines at here or follow us on one of our social accounts

Here are all our online sites if you interested in visiting them

http://www.ballitonews.co.za/ – All about the town of Ballito on the KZN North Coast

http://www.umhlanganews.co.za/ – News about Umhlanga, the suburb north of bustling Durban

http://www.durbannews.co.za/ – The third biggest City in South Africa, Durban is full of energy

http://www.fabnews.co.za/ – if it needs a home it’ll find it on FabMags News

http://www.theballitomagazine.co.za/ – our flagship magazine, The Ballito Magazine


Ballito Beaches

Willards Beach is the main bathing beach with Bog & Surfers to the south and Sunrise to the north, the very popular surfing and body boarding spots. These beaches are protected by shark nets and have qualified life guards on duty during the day.( do not forget sun protection)

A 15 minute walk south of Willards Beach you will come across Clarke Bay with its rocky pools on either side of the beach area. Lifeguards and shark nets are provided for your protection at this beach as well.

Due south of Clarke Bay you will find Ballito’s Tidal Pool built on Ballito Point in between the rocks. Here you should have a very refreshing dip as fresh sea water flows into the pool on the high tides. You will also notice a variety small fish while swimming in the pool. (Caution should be taken when there is heavy surf action).

Ballito Point at times has a good left break for the surfers into Salmon Bay.

Salmon Bay is home to one of the North Coast oldest Ski Boat launch sites. Frequented by Ski Boat, Jet Ski and Paddle Ski fishermen who catch a large varietyof fish. This ledgendary bay is one of the most productive areas for rock and surf angler. Fishing from the north or south rocky points or from the beach something is bound to happen.

Thompsons Bay is situated between Ballito and Chakas Rock along Ocean Drive. To the south of Thompson Bay you will find a hole in the rocks which leads to two small bays. To the north you will see Chakas High Rock which is a very popular fishing spot for the experenced angler. This beach is in a cove, giving it more protection from the wind. There are shark nets and life guards in attendance at this beach too.

Saltrock Beach is home to Salt Rock Surf Life Saving Club. The beach stretches from Catfish Rocks to Salt Rock tidal pool and further north to Tiffany’s beach. SaltRock Beach is always popular with the surfers, bathers and paddle ski fishermen, while Tiffany’s is one of the favoured surfing and diving beaches.Tiffany’s does not have any shark nets, while Salt Rock does have both shark nets and life guards on duty.

Chaka’s Rock Tidal Pool is found at the bottom of a passage from the intersection of Ocean Drive and Chakas Rock Main Road. On a low tide while scrambling over the rocks and pools you will be amazed at the amount of sea creatures that live and inhabit these rock out crops.

North of the Tidal pool you will discover an outlaying crop of rocks known as Catfish Rocks. A popular area to swim and fish at low tides as the rocks give you some protecetion from the surf.

Surfing in Ballito

Surfing & Body Boarding.
Ballito’s, Salmon Bay, Clark Bay,Willard’s Beach, Thompson Bay, Salt Rock and Tiffany’s are reknown for great wave action.-.

When there is a land breeze you are sure to find a brillant left break at Salmon Bay. As for Willard’s which has three defind surfing areas namely Bog, Surfer’s & Sunrise these are predomently right breaks and this also applies to the rest of the surfing spots such as Thompsons Bay, Salt Rock, Tiffany’s Tinley Manor Blythedale and Zinkwazi.

During the winter months a light wetsuit may be required as the sea temperature might drop below 20c.

Who is FabMags

FabMags is a KZN based publishing company that is passionate about designing, delivering and reading magazines. FabMags also owns several online newspapers that share day to day news with thousands of readers across KZN.

You can find out more about FabMags at www.fabmags.co.za or check out their news sites at www.ballitonews.co.za or www.umhlanganews.co.za

Fabmags recently launched their Durban News site for the people of Durban. See it at www.durbannews.co.za

If you’d like to get in touch with FabMags call them on 032 946 3187