Umhlanga's excellent swimming and bathing conditions make it a popular destination even for Durban.
Umhlanga's main beach is one of the Zulu Kingdom's seven Blue Flag beaches.
There are lifesavers and shark nets making these beaches safe a pleasurable. Enquire at the UKA office for extra beach towels and umbrellas.
Umhlanga offers some great fishing spots, especially around the rocks and along the beach in the vicinity of the Lighthouse. The famous Sardine run usually takes place end of June and into July.
Dolphins are sited often in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and sightings of whales takes place regularly. Keep your eyes open!!
Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve is a small, scenic reserve preserving coastal forest. The remains of a Stone Age sea shell midden can be seen at the lagoon mouth. The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail is a delightful hour-and-a-half trail on a well marked path. Wander through stunning coastal forest on boardwalks that cross the Ohlange River on its way to the lagoon, buttressed by dunes.
The Umhlanga Lighthouse was completed on November 24, 1954 and has since become an area landmark, an icon. The circular concrete tower, painted white with a red band at the top, stands 21m above the beach and has a focal plane height of 25m. The fixed red light enable a ship waiting to anchor in the outer anchorage to monitor its position if the red light can be seen, it suggests the ships anchors have probably dragged and is too close to shore.
The Sharks Board. Watch a spectacular half hour audio-visual presentation, capturing, and the drama of the ocean and the energy of the Sharks Board staff as they carry out their daily servicing of shark nets, or watch a shark dissection. Visit the display hall and view a large variety of lifelike replicas of sharks, fish and rays.
Gateway Theatre of Shopping. This impressive structure, situated alongside the N2 highway in Umhlanga Rocks, houses a vast array of shops, cinemas, including IMAX and restaurants plus a huge standing wave known as DRex, a mega skate park designed by an international expert, the highest climbing wall imaginable and a go-kart track, putt-putt course and the Science Centre. Gateway is the biggest Shopping Centre in Africa. A Must see.
Sibaya Casino is only 20 minutes drive away North of Umhlanga. They offer gaming, live entertainment, conferencing. There is also a cultural village.
Kosher Day Tours
- Drakensberg and Sani Pass
- Hluhluwe and Umfolosi Game Reserve.
See the Big Five
- St Lucia Wetland. Cape Vidal
- Valley of Thousand Hills and traditional Zulu Dancing and Tribal Village
- UShaka (Durban Marine World )
For Kosher day Tours 48 hours booking prior to departure including paid deposit.
Contact the UKA office well in advance to avoid disappointment...