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Visitors from around the world flock to the holiday resort village of Umhlanga Rocks to relax and have fun on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.  Situated on the east coast of South Africa just north of the vibrant Port City of Durban, Umhlanga faces the the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and has the best South African accommodation, with superb holiday apartments, luxury hotels, lodges and B&B’s.

It also has up-market Office Parks and first world Shopping Centres. The golden sandy beaches stretch northwards for more than 200 kilometres, all the way to the spectacular Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a world heritage site. Inland from Umhlanga, endless fields of sugarcane give way to the undulating landscape of the Valley of 1000 Hills, the massive Inanda Dam and the mystical hidden valleys of Zululand.

Umhlanga offers the best South African tour operators, a wealth of entertainment, restaurants and nature trails, all in a secure environment. The spectacular Gateway shopping centre and Sibaya Casino are some of the key attractions that Umhlanga Rocks has to offer. Ocean enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers will be in their element ; surfing, deep-sea fishing, whale watching and dolphin viewing, scuba diving, kite boarding and microlight flips are just some of the many activities available on this wonderful stretch of coastline. For the serious golfers there are many superb golf courses all within a 15 minute drive of Umhlanga. Umhlanga is also a paradise for the romantically inclined and many people either tie the knot here or spend their honeymoon here.

Visit www.umhlangatourism.co.za for information about Umhlanga tourism!

Are the beaches open to everyone?

Yes, there are no private beaches in South Africa

Where are the swimming beaches?

uMhlanga has two swimming beaches. 1) uMhlanga Main Beach by the stage called Millennium Beach 2) Bronze Beach which is at the northern end of the UMhlanga Promenade adjacent to the life savers tower

Can I swim anywhere along the uMhlanga beaches?

No. Only where there are life savers and they place flags on the sand to demarcate the swimming area

Are the beaches safe to swim?

Yes if you swim in the demarcated areas which are then patrolled by very experienced life guards

Are there toilets and showers at the beaches?

Yes at the swimming beaches

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