Open 7 Days a Week

Parking is FREE, SAFE and SECURE


Cnr 398/445 Main Road, Ballito, KZN, 4420
PO Box 6001, Zimbali, 4418


032 946 8540

General Hours:

Most of our shops at Lifestyle Centre are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Sunday. There are some exceptions that are listed below:

Opening Hours:


7 Days a Week – 07:00 till 19:00


Mon – Fri: 08:00 till 19:00, Sat: 08:00 till 17:00, Sun: 10:00 till 15:30


11:00 till 22:00


Situated in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal’s premier coastal holiday town, Lifestyle Centre provides a convenient, easy and authentic shopping experience, for residents and holidaymakers alike. Co-owners Bruce and Paul Rencken are entrepreneurs with the necessary boldness and touch of craziness required to make something out of nothing. 15 years ago, the site of Lifestyle Centre was a sugar cane field. Bruce and Paul secured funding and tenants for this ambitious project, and Bruce recalls going door-to-door, selling the concept to desired future tenants, with the model of the centre in the back of the bakkie. Lifestyle Centre began as a neighbourhood convenience centre, and for 13 years, was both literally and figuratively, the centre of Ballito.

The retail landscape of Ballito changed in 2017 with the launch of an 80,000m2 regional mall right across the road from Lifestyle Centre. In this new chapter of the story, the same qualities of boldness, vision and a touch of craziness have been required to take Lifestyle Centre to the next level through clearly differentiating our offering for the Ballito market.

Lifestyle Centre is known and loved for the personal touch, the great food and family fine dining offerings, and the beautiful design that integrates indoor and outdoor in a way that really brings the feeling of “street-scene” shopping to life. This is a place where international trends and local flavour mix perfectly. A place where you can feel at home, relaxed, comfortable and just be yourself. It captures the essence of living life the Ballito way. You will feel it in the air.


Lifestyle Centre is a shopping experience that encompasses all that is good about life, the Ballito way. The casual, alfresco-style shopping centre offers ample, free, secure parking (both open and under-cover) and a range of quality stores to take care of all your food, family and style requirements.

Unlimited, FREE parking is available at Lifestyle Centre. There are 450 open parking bays and 350 covered parking bays, accessible via two separate entrances. All parking areas are monitored 24 hours a day by Enforce security guards.

Security guards patrol the centre and car parks on a 24 hour basis, assisted by CCTV surveillance.

All areas of Lifestyle Centre are easily accessible by wheelchair. A wheelchair facility is available to customers. There are 11 specially marked parking bays reserved for disabled shoppers.

In addition to male and female ablution facilities, family toilets and baby-changing facilities are also available, in three different locations within Lifestyle Centre.

We understand that some pets are treated as family and therefore welcome well-behaved pets on leashes at Lifestyle Centre. However, only service animals are allowed inside any of our food service facilities including Lifestyle SUPERSPAR, The Market and restaurants. Provided there is strict attention and supervision by their owners and they do not disturb other patrons, pets on leashes are accepted in the outdoor seating areas of The Market, The Studios and Eat Street restaurants. We do however ask that they do not sit on the furniture of any of these establishments.



Lifestyle Centre gift cards are available from our info kiosk situated outside Lifestyle SUPERSPAR, open 7 days a week. The gift cards are redeemable at all of our stores in the centre, as they are accepted by all Lifestyle Centre tenants as a preloaded credit card.

  • Available for any amount between R50 and R2500.
  • Please produce your ID or Drivers Licence when purchasing gift cards for security purposes.
  • Choose a gift card holder to suit the occasion.
  • Balance enquiries can be obtained from the Lifestyle Centre Information Kiosk.
  • Gift cards cannot be replenished. Please destroy once all funds have been used.


Along with our other initiatives, such as waste management and recycling, we hope to inspire the commitment of our staff, our tenants, our suppliers, our customers, and maybe even the wider community, to embrace renewable energy and make a positive impact on the environment. Every person educated about the environment and sustainability is another source of information into the wider community.


We are passionate about sustainability and the responsible management of waste. Waste generated by tenants and customers at Lifestyle Centre is separated by Lifestyle staff, and managed by Dolphin Coast Waste according to the type of waste. Everything from cardboard, to milk cartons to coke bottles, to wet waste, to biodegradable containers is separated on site by the Lifestyle Centre Maintenance team. Cardboard from the majority of the tenants in the centre undergoes compression by baling machines.

The centre has an excellent partnership with Dolphin Coast Waste Management whereby wet waste is collected daily and cardboard, plastic bales and other recyclables are collected bi-weekly, all of which is transported to their depot at Shakashead. They then work with their partners to break down the waste for reuse to prevent it going to landfill. Lifestyle Centre earns a rebate for recyclable waste and, to further positively impact our environment, this monthly recovery from Dolphin Coast Waste Management is donated to Litter4Tokens to help stock their token shops at Ithemba Labasha (Shakashead), Shayamoya and Nombongo. There are now over 185 collectors who rely on the Litter4Tokens initiative to feed their families while collecting and preventing over 2200 bags of litter from reaching the rivers and ocean, as well as landfill, every month.