We'd love to introduce ourselves...

Our Team

We love what we do. As a family team we have worked together to bring you the store as it is today. Long, tireless hours have gone into the design, buying and merchandising. 

Our goal is to create something that holiday makers and tourists alike will remember about their visit to Ballito. As local Ballito residents we feel that we can give all visitors a true "dolphin coast" experience - one that will always be on their list of stops when visiting the Ballito area. 

Our Inspiration

We're inspired by our fellow South African's. We love to give you a platform to show the world what you can imagine, design & create. Our aim is to tastefully combine both locally made and imported products.

Being right at the local Ballito beach, our inspiration is also drawn from the ocean and what our holiday makers would love to take back as memories from their holiday.

Our Store

Over the past 5 years we've changed, adjusted & developed the concept of our store to what it is today. Since splitting our store, The Beach Shack, into two - The Fat Whale was then opened in December of 2017. Essentially we've converted our initial store into a 100% shell shop. At The Fat Whale we cater to the home decor and gifting side of things. You can see more about the shell shop on their website www.beachshackballito.com. 

What makes our space truly unique is the fact that it caters to all ages and tastes. We really do have something for everyone! From home ware and decor items to toys for the kids and even a present for dad. You're sure to find what you're looking for.

With the help of many creative people we have been able to design and customize a store suited to the local Ballito area. With many upcoming developments such as regional malls and expanded shopping centers, our goal was to make our store one-of-a-kind and worth the visit. We hope you're able to pop by - see the "contact us" page for details and a map.

With love,

The Fat Whale Team