Tourist Attractions in Umdloti Beach, North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Umdloti Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Sibaya Casino

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Umdloti Beach with tide out showing rock pool

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Mdloti Estuary - distant view towards Indian Ocean

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Umdloti Beach Attractions
Sibaya Casino: 5 km
Nearby Towns
La Mercy

Umdloti Beach

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30 Degrees Umdloti

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Sea Breeze - 8 Marginella
Sea Breeze - 8 Marginella in Umdloti Beach, KwaZulu-Natal
Comfortable 3 bed, 2 bathroom apartment right on the beach. Our apartment is situated on the 3rd floor and on the front wing of the building, making it very exclusive and spacious with uninterrupted breaker views!
Surfside B112
Surfside B112 in Umdloti Beach, KwaZulu-Natal
This beautifully appointed apartment has unrestricted sea views and tranquil atmosphere, whilst remaining within a short distance of Umdloti village and beaches.
Spindrift Guest House
Spindrift Guest House in Umdloti Beach, KwaZulu-Natal
Spindrift is only a 1minute walk to a lovely bathing beach yet uniquely situated in a secluded,sub-tropical garden, surrounded by indigenous forest, which is full of birds and wild life.
Janthina 1
Janthina 1 in Umdloti Beach, KwaZulu-Natal
This quiet coastal town 25km North of Durban is an ideal family holiday destination. The ground floor unit has an enclosed garden, portable braai and covered patio providing wide angle sea views.
Mei-Pen-Lai
Mei-Pen-Lai in Umdloti Beach, KwaZulu-Natal
The exotic atmosphere of Thai island living experienced on the pristine sands of Umdloti Beach. A place to relax in traditional Thai surrounds in the award winning Thai beach house 'Mei-Pen-Lai '.

Umdloti Holidays - North Coast, KwaZulu Natal
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Lying between Umhlanga and Ballito, and situated at the mouth of the Mdloti River, Umdloti is a small KwaZulu Natal, North Coast town nestled in a coastal conservancy surrounded by fields of sugar cane and indigenous forests. The town's name is derived from the Zulu word, 'Mdloti', which is a species of wild tobacco growing on the banks of the river which shares the same name.

Umdloti's main attraction for the North Coast holidaymaker are three beautiful beaches namely Newsel Beach, Selection Beach and Umdloti Beach. Umdloti Beach features a large and totally natural tidal pool, where swimming is safe for smaller children, and at low tide, a variety of ocean life can be seen in the rock pools. Because of its popularity, Umdloti Beach is shark netted and has lifeguards on duty, making it the ideal North Coast beach for swimming, snorkelling, surfing and diving.

Anglers choose Umdloti Beach, as it is known to be the best North Coast fishing spot for snoek and shad, although fishing is limited in certain areas.
Please note that collecting mussels from the rocks and cray fishing are restricted in Umdloti, and require a permit from KZN Nature Conservation Services.

Without a doubt, Umdloti Beach is best known for the 800 resident dolphins which frequent the shallow waters, a number that increases to over 15,000 during the annual sardine run. Humpback and Southern Right Whales are also plentiful during the calving season from July to November.

Other activities in and around Umdloti Beach include:

- Learn how to kitesurf on the Umdloti Beach lagoon.
- Go microlight flying and enjoy spectacular views of Umdloti Beach and the North Coast.
- Explore the Umdloti beaches on horseback (suitable for beginners).
- Choose where to golf on more than 8 renowned golf courses near Umdloti Beach.
- Gamble at Sibaya Casino (5.1km from Umdloti Beach).
- Experience the spectacle of the Mount Moreland Swallows at the Lake Victoria Conservancy.

Also visit North Coast towns near Umdloti - often pronounced Umshloti Beach or Umhloti Beach:

La Mercy - 5.4km north of Umdloti Beach (Umhloti Beach)
Tongaat Beach - 9.4km north of Umdloti Beach (Umshloti Beach)
Westbrook Beach - 12.4km north of Umdloti Beach (Umhloti Beach)

Mount Edgecombe - 12.9km south of Umdloti Beach (Umhloti Beach)
La Lucia - 13.1km south of Umdloti Beach (Umshloti Beach)
Umhlanga Rocks - 13.3km south of Umdloti Beach (Umhloti)