Umhlanga is one of Durban’s coolest spots and offers a lot for people to see and do.

Without a doubt the no.1 thing to do in uMhlanga is spending time on the beach. Whether you want to enjoy the warm water, catch some sun or just let your kids run off some energy, uMhlanga’s main beach is the place to be.

Main Beach

One of the best coast lines in South Africa, why not enjoy it on one of Umhlanga’s two swimming beaches.  This beach is in front of the Hotels and has coffee shops and restaurants close by.

Bronze Beach

Umhlanga’s 2nd swimming beach and the start of a beautiful walk to the lagoon or further.

Promenade Walk

For exercise or a slow walk to take in the sunrise, the Umhlanga Promenade stretches from the Breakers Resort to Malindi. A lovely 3km stretch with sea-views.


The Umhlanga Lighthouse is part of our heritage.  It was completed in 1954 and has been the subject of numerous paintings and memorabilia.  The Oyster Box Hotel has been the official warden since 1869.

The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve/Hawaan View Nature Walk

There are walks arranged through this area which are very interesting and well worth seeing.

A beautiful nature reserved with a short trail through coastal forest, across a lagoon and along the beach.  Along the trail keep your eyes open for indigenous birds and other wildlife.

Whalebone Pier Lighthouse

Our world famous Pier is the perfect spot to take in the morning sunrise or get that amazing holiday photo.  It is one of the most iconic landmarks in South Africa.  With a distinctive whale bone design, this pier is both iconic and architecturally significant.

Umhlanga Village

Whether you would like to enjoy a variety of amazing restaurants and pubs, or join the locals to watch our favourite rugby team, our Village is the place to be.  Vibey and friendly.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping

Shop till you drop!  Gateway has all the cinemas and entertainment you need.

Gateway is the ultimate destination for entertainment, dining, fashion and more. 70 eateries and 400 shops to choose from ensure a shopping experience like no other in South Africa.

La Lucia Mall

A smaller shopping centre without the stress.

Natal sharks Board

Come and meet the Team and see how they keep our coast line safe and beautiful

This organisation based in Umhlanga is the only one of its kind in the world. The public are invited to go on an early boat trip to watch the staff at work – a lifesaving work that keeps beaches safe from sharks and makes sure the sharks are protected.

Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom

For all the gamblers.  Enjoy the glitz and glamour of this casino just 10mins away from Umhlanga

Ushaka Marine World

This is a 16 hectare theme park which opened in 2004.

Sea World has dolphin and seal shows, penguin presentations, shark dives and ray dives.

Wet ‘n Wild

A fun water world of slides and pools.  It caters for the adrenaline junkie and those less adventurous

Kids World

This has been designed with kids in mind.

Village Walk

Offers entertainment, family fun, shopping and dining.

Dangerous Creatures

This is an adventure that reptile enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies won’t want to miss.

Chimp and Zee Rope

Zip line fun in the rope park.

Sea Animal

An island adventure like no other.

Golf Courses

There are numerous golf courses in this area.

From Zimbali, which is rated as one of the top in South Africa, Mount Edgecombe Country Club, one of the premier golfing estates, Umhlali Golf Course is known as the gem of the North Coast and so many more.

Helicopter Tours
Whale and Dolphin Watching Tours
Safari Tours
Fishing Charters

All the above can be arranged while you are in Umhlanga.