Tourist Attractions in Umkomaas, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Dive Centre "Aliwalshoal"

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Bridge over Umkomazi River

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Umkomaas River, near SAICCOR, 1958

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Each year in March a marathon canoe race is held on the river, the Hansa Umkomaas River Marathon. This race covers a grueling 67 km of the Mkomazi River, starting at Hella Hella, traversing numerous grade 4 rapids, before eventually reaching the river mouth in Umkomaas.

The beach is rocky and a popular place for anglers. There is a large tidal pool which is floodlit at night. The town's official animal is the Whale, and is used around the town in colourful murals and even the uniform of the local school. Humpback Whales can be seen along Aliwal Shoal between June and October, whilst Ragged-Tooth, and Zambezi sharks have been spotted at the river mouth.

A variety of duiker, and even a few of the larger species of buck can be seen in Empisini Nature Reserve. Birdlife is abundant, providing ample opportunities for birdwatching in the area. Once in a while people are fortunate to spot small wild cats like the Genet and Civet in the region.

The Umkomaas Golf Course is an 18 hole par 72 course with beautiful view across the Indian Ocean. It is one of the oldest and most challenging courses in KZN.

There is a surprisingly large Italian community in the town of Umkomaas. Over 200 Italian technicians and artisans arrived in the area to build enormous Saiccor industrial cellulose plant nearby. Many of them decided to stay, and brought their families from Italy to join them. The Italian settlers have contributed enormously to the cultural and economic development of the town, giving it a unique flavour.

Things To Do in Umkomaas
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Umkomaas Attractions
Sardine Run: less than 5 km
Umkomaas Golf Club: less than 5 km
Empisini Nature Reserve: less than 5 km
Aliwal Shoal: less than 5 km
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Umokmaas South Africa - Surf near Mkomaasi River mouth

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Vicky's Holiday Accommodation in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal
Vicky's holiday accommodation is situated a mere 100m from a beautiful child and pet friendly beach, not to mention that it's a excellent fishing spot and also about 50m away from the beautiful golf course.
17 Robinson Street in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal
17 Robinson Street is a luxury home with three en-suite bedrooms and takes 6 adults MAX. It has a 180 degree view of the Sea or Aliwal Shoal. The house comes with a maid to service all the rooms
House On The Beach in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal
The House on the Beach has a distinct Cape Cod feel when you enter. The wooden ceilings and floors have been white washed, the kitchen is all cream and white. There is a ball and claw stand alone bath for the ladies to relax.
Laysea Days in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal
We warmly welcome you to our exciting, funky and comfortable \'Holiday Home\' in the heart of Aliwal Shoal Shark Diving Territory - the renown village of Umkomaas.
Aliwal Cottages in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal
The main house consists of 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge, dining room and fully equipped kitchen also with a lovely outside covered patio area. The two main bedrooms and the lounge have a stunning view of the Indian Ocean where you can see ...

Each year in March a marathon canoe race is held on the river, the Hansa Umkomaas River Marathon. This race covers a grueling 67 km of the Mkomazi River, starting at Hella Hella, traversing numerous grade 4 rapids, before eventually reaching the river mouth in Umkomaas.

The beach is rocky and a popular place for anglers. There is a large tidal pool which is floodlit at night. The town's official animal is the Whale, and is used around the town in colourful murals and even the uniform of the local school. Humpback Whales can be seen along Aliwal Shoal between June and October, whilst Ragged-Tooth, and Zambezi sharks have been spotted at the river mouth.

A variety of duiker, and even a few of the larger species of buck can be seen in Empisini Nature Reserve. Birdlife is abundant, providing ample opportunities for birdwatching in the area. Once in a while people are fortunate to spot small wild cats like the Genet and Civet in the region.

The Umkomaas Golf Course is an 18 hole par 72 course with beautiful view across the Indian Ocean. It is one of the oldest and most challenging courses in KZN.

There is a surprisingly large Italian community in the town of Umkomaas. Over 200 Italian technicians and artisans arrived in the area to build enormous Saiccor industrial cellulose plant nearby. Many of them decided to stay, and brought their families from Italy to join them. The Italian settlers have contributed enormously to the cultural and economic development of the town, giving it a unique flavour.