Umhlanga is renowned for its warm and sunny climate, its magnificent swimming beaches and excellent sports facilities. It is a premier tourist destination that attracts millions of visitors a year.
Umhlanga has varied accommodation options, luxury hotels, bed and breakfasts and self-catering apartments. A wide variety of restaurants and shops are available, while the beach offers safe swimming and snorkeling in the clear warm water.
Holiday-makers can enjoy lazing on the beautiful wide beaches, building sand castles, walking over the rocks at low tide examining the marine life or with a little more effort walk the promenade which stretches from Durban View Park in the south to Breakers Resort in the north – a favourite for all.
Umhlanga has a wide variety of resturants to suit all tastes.
Fine dining for the discerning client, Greek Italian Portugese Indian meals. Walk though the village at night and enjoy the vibe of Umhlanga For the young at heart, the surfing is excellent. The locals all body surf, knee board, body board, and of course surf. For the holiday maker there is expert tuition and equipment to hire.
One can also buy the equipment from the surf shops in the village.
Wind surfing has become popular on our beaches and there is good fishing, both from the shore or from a ski boat. Ski boats are able to launch from the beach through Granny’s Pool and snorkeling in this area and the surrounding rock pools at low tide is very good.
The Sharks Board headquarters are situated on the ridge overlooking Umhlanga. It is one of the foremost facilities world-wide for research into the habits of this magnificent, misunderstood, marine creature. Tours of this facility aim to educate the public about sharks and their conservation.
Granny’s Pool is a sheltered bathing area formed by two natural rock outcrops. Today it is used to launch ski boats off Umhlanga and is also a safe swimming area for the young and old. Marine life surrounding this pool is fairly prolific.
The Hawaan Forest is a unique indigenous woodland area that has remained in its natural state for centuries. It is characterised by many species of tropical trees and supports a number of animals and birds.
Gateway, billed as the “Theatre of Shopping” houses a vast array of shops, cinemas and restaurants. Plus lots of entertainment for the young at heart. The la Lucia Mall is also close to Umhlanga and very popular for shopping. The uShaka Marine World is a themed marine park in Durban, offering a world of ocean activities, rides, oceanarium, amusement park, displays, shopping, beach activities and lots more.
The golfer has so many choices. From the luxurious Zimbali Lodge course to the impressive Mount Edgecomb course to the smaller superb country golf courses. All within easy reach.
This area is geared for tourists and boasts an array of activities to suit all interests.
Horse riding – Microlight flying – Dolphin viewing – Golf courses – Tennis
Fitness Centre – Bird watching – Bowls and Squash – Casinos.