Holidays to Umhlanga, South Africa

Located 16 kilometres north of Durban, the affluent seaside town of Umhlanga is perfect for a stopover, or for a few days' relaxing beach time at the end of an action packed South Africa itinerary. The town is within close proximity to several sights and national parks including the Battlefields, the Drakensberg and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Additionally, Umhlanga is also home to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping; the Southern Hemisphere's largest mall!

Umhlanga's beaches are its main attraction, stretching for miles along the scenic coast. You can also enjoy a stroll out to the sea along the pier, or wander along the town's promenade.

If you do feel like engaging in a little activity, there are plenty of boat trips and diving or snorkelling excursions on offer. If you would prefer to stay inland, zip lining and paint balling in the forest are also options. Additionally there are lots of cafés, restaurants and bars to relax in after a hard day on the beach. 



  • Enjoy relaxing on the endless golden sandy beaches

  • Take a walk to visit the iconic lighthouse, or along the pier

  • Enjoy the fantastic local restaurant and bars

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A country that has it all, from beach, to wildlife, to a vibrant city and rolling vineyards to explore. Having a South African father, this country has always had a special place in my heart.

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