Map of Umkomaas, KwaZulu Natal
Umkomaas Map - Umkomaas street level map showing location and suburbs of Umkomaas including the Umkomaas Golf Course. Divers from across the world come to Umkomaas to access the famous Aliwal Shoal. Aliwal Shoal is a world renowned scuba diving site and lies buried 5km out at sea. It boasts an average depth of 28m and contains a world of magnificent wonders ... For additional information see Umkomaas Information.
If you are interested in overnighting in the area, we can recommend some great hotels, guest houses and self catering establishments. Find them at Umkomaas Accommodation. If you're only planning on driving through Umkomaas, en-route to another destination, you may want to peruse our Umkomaas Restaurants before you leave to see if you should plan a stop here for lunch or maybe just a coffee. Also check out Umkomaas Things To Do to see if there are any activities for which you would consider stopping.
Featured Attractions in (or near) Umkomaas
Rated as one of the top 10 dive spots in the world, but regular divers say it is second only to the rocky ride over breakers to get there, the marine life of Aliwal Sshoal is said to be spectacular. Raggies or ragged tooth sharks are regularly spotted between August and November as they use the area to mate. They ... more information
Clansthal Conservancy is flanked by the Mhlongwa and Mhlongwana rivers, and extends from the Indian Ocean to the farmlands of e’Thekwini, covering a total area of around 2 200 hectares. Within these borders are countless plant and animal species. The conservancy was established by ... more information
Crocworld is an apt name considering that a few hundred breeding Nile crocodiles live there, in amongst a series of snakes, tortoises, waterbirds, flamingos, caracals, jackals, meerkats, a host of different types of birds in a walk-through aviary, and raptors. Obviously the crocs are not in with the ... more information
Empisini, meaning 'the place of the hyena', is 120 hectares of nature reserve just inland of Umkomaas on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. At least 50 of these hectares remain untouched and in a pristine state, which makes them home to a prolific bird life and an incredible forest area that runs along the Empisini stream ... more information
The Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve is a wonderfully scenic area offering excellent hiking opportunities. The area boasts cliffs and forests and spectacular hiking trails and picnic sites. Wildlife in the Oribi Gorge consists of many antelope, although the oribi (after which the gorge is named) is rarely seen ... more information
The Sardine Run is an annual migration of sardines along South Africa's east coast, between May and July. These tiny fish migrate from the cold waters of the Cape to seek the warmer, sub-tropical waters of KwaZulu-Natal. Sardines are cold-water fish. They like to remain in cold, nutrient-rich waters... more information
Today the TC Robertson Nature Reserve is a green lung of the town, a favoured picnic spot only 10 minutes' walk from the beach with 180 species of bird, blue and grey duiker, and a coastal trail popular with those keen on coastal trees. Twelve kilometres of established self-guided trails ... more information
Umkomaas Golf Club, is the first golf course on the Golf Coast circuit and the third oldest golf course in KwaZulu Natal. Umkomaas hosts a fourth hole classified as one of the toughest par 4's in the country while the 18th hole ranks as one of the most testing finishing holes anywhere in the world ... more information