About Umhlanga Rocks

Umhlanga Rocks is situated on the Umhlanga Coastline, in Durban, South Africa. Show on Map

KwaZulu Natal DestinationsUmhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga Coastline

Central to the Umhlanga coastline region is the holiday village of Umhlanga Rocks which was originally part of the sugar estate of Sir Marshall Campbell. From being a small, quiet village, it has now expanded into a thriving area that offers all the amenities of a well established town, whilst still retaining the feel of a friendly seaside community.

A breathtaking diversity of tropical fish and coral reefs wrap along the Umhlanga coastline, making it a perfect scuba diving and snorkelling destination. Surfers flock to Umhlanga’s warm waters to make the most of some incredible surf spots. If you fancy a trip down memory lane, you’ll be glad to know that Umhlanga is home to one of the last drive-ins in South Africa. Relive the good times as you cuddle on the back seat and enjoy a good movie at Umhlanga’s Drive In.

Just far enough away so as not to disturb the scenic and tranquil air, Umhlanga also houses the largest shopping centre in the Southern hemisphere known as "Gateway".

This is more than just a shopping centre, it is an actual experience. Within its boundaries is a selection of both indoor and outdoor activities, including movie theatres, an iMax theatre, a wave pool, a skatepark (designed by Tony Hawk), climbing wall, amusement arcade, night clubs, restaurants, adventure drives and so much more! So don’t let the quiet coastal village fool you. There is plenty of exciting activity going on!

Besides the amazing shopping, surf, diving and swimming experiences, Umhlanga is also known for numerous other attractions. These include The Umhlanga Lighthouse which was completed in 1954 and has since become a landmark attracting thousands of people yearly. The looming tower stands 21m high and has a focal plane height of 25m. So pack that picnic basket full of scrumptious snacks and go exploring around Umhlanga’s Lighthouse.

The combination of Umhlanga’s wide array of activities and the gorgeous landscapes is what makes Umhlanga a popular tourist destination. Whether wanting to just sit back and enjoy the tranquillity of the area or wanting to enjoy a variety of exciting activities, Umhlanga has something to offer everyone.

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Forest Manor Guesthouse

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