Tourist Attractions in Umhlanga Rocks, Durban Metro & Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Lighthouse at the Oyster Box Hotel

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Umhlanga Rocks Beachfront

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View from Beverly Hills Hotel

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Umhlanga Rocks Holidays - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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Lying on the famous KwaZulu Natal North Coast, Umhlanga Rocks is a tropical paradise - a place where jaded city dwellers are guaranteed leisure and enjoyment. This premier resort has been dubbed the 'Riviera' of the KZN North Coast for good reason - an abundance of fantastic holiday accommodation, fabulous shopping, and the Continental charm of outdoor restaurants in a laid-back village atmosphere. Glorious Umhlanga beaches offer endless opportunities for sun-worshippers, surfers and scuba divers who dive the coral reefs to see the spectacular marine life. Warm water and near-perfect weather all year round ensure that the main Umhlanga Rocks Beach buzzes with pleasure-seekers.

Visitors to Umhlanga Rocks beach can rest assured, as life guards are stationed at both Umhlanga Main Beach and Umhlanga Bronze Beach, with shark nets running south from Breakers Resort, to just south of Granny's Pool. Exploring the rock pools at low tide, finding oysters and mussels, and watching the ski-boats launch from Granny's Pool are some of the simple joys that this spot offers.
The popular Umhlanga O'Connor Promenade is a favourite with walkers and joggers, and along this route looming 25m above the shoreline stands the famous Umhlanga Lighthouse landmark - its distinctive red and white facade attracting thousands of tourists every year.

Other things to do in and around Umhlanga Rocks:

- Shop at Umhlanga Gateway Theatre of Shopping, an award winning, mega entertainment centre,
- Umhlanga Sibaya Casino has something to offer everyone - kids entertainment, gaming, live shows and restaurants.
- Walk the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail - a fascinating journey through coastal forest on boardwalks that cross the Umhlanga Ohlange River.
- Visit the Umhlanga Rocks Sharks Board, where visitors are educated on the Indian Ocean predator.
- Golf at several world class golf courses within easy reach - Zimbali Country Club, Mount Edgecombe Golf Club and Beachwood Golf Club.

Known in Zulu as the 'place of reeds', Umhlanga Rocks not only offers visitors a wonderful beach holiday, but a gateway to KZN North Coast world heritage sites, safari adventures and travels north through mystical Zululand.


However, lying closer to Umhlanga Rocks North Coast towns which provide a break from the beach on that occasional rainy day.

South of Umhlanga Rocks accommodation: La Lucia - 2.7km
West of Umhlanga Rocks accommodation: Mount Edgecombe - 5.3km inland.
North of Umhlanga Rocks accommodation: Umdloti Beach - 13.4km.

Other nearby destinations:

Umhlanga Beach - 11.8km from Durban Beachfront CBD
Umhlanga Beach - 19.1km on the N2 from King Shaka Airport
Umhlanga Beach - 67.3km from Tala Game Reserve

Climate - sub-tropical Umhlanga Rocks is basically warm and balmy all year-round, with summer temps reaching 30°C or higher, and wonderful winter (June - August) temps reaching 23°C by mid-day.

In the case of an emergency - Netcare, Umhlanga Hospital is located at 323 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, and Gateway Private Hospital at 36 Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Rocks.

Things To Do in Umhlanga Rocks
Umhlanga Ocean Charters Umhlanga Ocean Charters
in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal
Umhlanga Rocks Attractions
Umhlanga Lighthouse: less than 5 km
Natal Sharks Board: less than 5 km
Gateway Theatre of Shopping: less than 5 km
Wavehouse at Gateway - Umhlanga Ridge: less than 5 km
Nissan 4x4 Track: less than 5 km
The Monart Gallery: less than 5 km
Casea Fishing Charters: less than 5 km
Dive Nautique: less than 5 km
Hawaan Forest : 5 km
Mt Edgecombe Golf Club: 5 km
Beachwood Country Club: 7 km
Sibaya Casino: 8 km
Durban Japanese Gardens: 10 km
Nearby Towns
Durban North
Glenashley, Durban
La Lucia
Mount Edgecombe
Sunningdale



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The Villa Umhlanga in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal
All four bedrooms are air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms. There is a lounge, dining room, library, and bar.
Campbell Cottage in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal
Campbell cottage is a self-catering 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit. 5-min. walk to Breakers Hotel and beach, 5-min. walk to Umhlanga Rocks village and nature trails. Durban and Mount Edgecombe only 15 min drive away.
24 Bronze Beach in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal
24 Bronze Beach is a magnificent beach front apartment situated on Umhlanga's premier bathing beach. The unit has exceptional sea views and has direct access to the popular beachfront promenade and swimming beaches.
Breakers 215 in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal
Welcome to BREAKERS 215, an upmarket 2 bedroom ground floor apartment in the Breakers Resort, Umhlanga, on the Kwa-Zulu Natal Dolphin Coast.
25 Kyalanga in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal
Located on the East Coast of South Africa just North of Durban, lies the beautiful and popular coastal town of Umhlanga. The endless beaches and year round good weather makes it one of the best holiday destinations ...

Umhlanga Rocks Holidays - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Click here for Umhlanga Rocks Holiday Accommodation

Lying on the famous KwaZulu Natal North Coast, Umhlanga Rocks is a tropical paradise - a place where jaded city dwellers are guaranteed leisure and enjoyment. This premier resort has been dubbed the 'Riviera' of the KZN North Coast for good reason - an abundance of fantastic holiday accommodation, fabulous shopping, and the Continental charm of outdoor restaurants in a laid-back village atmosphere. Glorious Umhlanga beaches offer endless opportunities for sun-worshippers, surfers and scuba divers who dive the coral reefs to see the spectacular marine life. Warm water and near-perfect weather all year round ensure that the main Umhlanga Rocks Beach buzzes with pleasure-seekers.

Visitors to Umhlanga Rocks beach can rest assured, as life guards are stationed at both Umhlanga Main Beach and Umhlanga Bronze Beach, with shark nets running south from Breakers Resort, to just south of Granny's Pool. Exploring the rock pools at low tide, finding oysters and mussels, and watching the ski-boats launch from Granny's Pool are some of the simple joys that this spot offers.
The popular Umhlanga O'Connor Promenade is a favourite with walkers and joggers, and along this route looming 25m above the shoreline stands the famous Umhlanga Lighthouse landmark - its distinctive red and white facade attracting thousands of tourists every year.

Other things to do in and around Umhlanga Rocks:

- Shop at Umhlanga Gateway Theatre of Shopping, an award winning, mega entertainment centre,
- Umhlanga Sibaya Casino has something to offer everyone - kids entertainment, gaming, live shows and restaurants.
- Walk the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail - a fascinating journey through coastal forest on boardwalks that cross the Umhlanga Ohlange River.
- Visit the Umhlanga Rocks Sharks Board, where visitors are educated on the Indian Ocean predator.
- Golf at several world class golf courses within easy reach - Zimbali Country Club, Mount Edgecombe Golf Club and Beachwood Golf Club.

Known in Zulu as the 'place of reeds', Umhlanga Rocks not only offers visitors a wonderful beach holiday, but a gateway to KZN North Coast world heritage sites, safari adventures and travels north through mystical Zululand.


However, lying closer to Umhlanga Rocks North Coast towns which provide a break from the beach on that occasional rainy day.

South of Umhlanga Rocks accommodation: La Lucia - 2.7km
West of Umhlanga Rocks accommodation: Mount Edgecombe - 5.3km inland.
North of Umhlanga Rocks accommodation: Umdloti Beach - 13.4km.

Other nearby destinations:

Umhlanga Beach - 11.8km from Durban Beachfront CBD
Umhlanga Beach - 19.1km on the N2 from King Shaka Airport
Umhlanga Beach - 67.3km from Tala Game Reserve

Climate - sub-tropical Umhlanga Rocks is basically warm and balmy all year-round, with summer temps reaching 30°C or higher, and wonderful winter (June - August) temps reaching 23°C by mid-day.

In the case of an emergency - Netcare, Umhlanga Hospital is located at 323 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, and Gateway Private Hospital at 36 Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Rocks.