The Umhlanga Coast Region, Durban

Only a short drive from Durban, the Umhlanga Coast begins more or less at the landmark lighthouse that dominates Umhlanga’s beach.

From here, the long, sandy beaches are a cosmopolitan collection of white hotel buildings and blocks of timeshare apartments that easily signify the lifestyle sought by many on this incredible stretch of coast, that is at once a tourist mecca and a seaside village that has refused to lose its small town appeal.

Did you know? Once you've booked your hotel or Umhlanga accommodation, explore the destination pages below for info on attractions, activities and things to do when you visit the beautiful Umhlanga Coast.

Umhlanga, La Lucia, Mount Edgecombe and Umdloti all nestle alongside one another in a string of first rate beaches and suburbs that not only include a beach of blue flag status, but are collectively some of the most popular beach resort destinations on the east coast of South Africa.

It isn’t hard to imagine why, given the warm Indian Ocean waters, the rocky lined beaches that allow for plenty of seaside paddling and shell searching, and attractions like O’Connor promenade - a walkway that stretches from Durban View Park to Breakers Resort - that is constantly used by an array of walkers, joggers and amblers.

The Umhlanga Coastline is also host to numerous pubs, restaurants, shopping centres and a ‘happening’ nightlife that only enhances the appealing coastline already popular with scuba divers, snorkelling fanatics and surfers.

Within a very small area there are action-packed attractions that include the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve where the remains of a shell midden from the Stone Age is in evidence at the mouth of the lagoon; the Hawaan Forest - a beautiful indigenous woodland that has been allowed to maintain its natural state for centuries; the Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve, and various dive sites.

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Destinations in the Umhlanga Coast Region

La Lucia

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The quaint town of La Lucia is situated in beautiful Umhlanga near the suburb of Umhlanga Rocks, just a short drive from the hustle bustle and excitement of the Umhlanga Coast. Did you know? Once you've booked your hotels or accommodation in Durban, ex...

Mount Edgecombe

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Situated 3 kms from Umhlanga, 15 kms from Durban and 35 kms from Durban International Airport in KwaZulu Natal, your next golfing challenge is closer than you think. Tucked away in the rolling hills of KwaZulu Natal, just inland of Umhlanga, Mount Edg...

Mount Moreland

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Just 30 kilometres north of Durban, the capital city of KwaZulu-Natal and a bustling urban epicentre, is the little community of Mount Moreland. However, while small and nestled away in a conservation area, this part of the world is known for the three mi...

Sunningdale

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Sunningdale, neighbour to La Lucia, Glen Anil and Somerset Park, lies in Umhlanga just north of Durban on the Indian Ocean, nestled on the west side of Umhlanga Rocks Drive. Did you know? Once you've booked your hotels or accommodation in Durban, expl...

Umdloti

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Umdloti is the ideal place to unwind and enjoy the sunshine, beaches, rock pools and sea. There are a number of activities for the more energetic - the inshore reefs provide plentiful excitement for anglers, (surf, rock and ski boat) and for divers and wa...

Umhlanga Ridge

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Umhlanga Ridge is just that - a ridge of land that sits at the top of Umhlanga Rocks Drive with to-die-for views out over the Indian Ocean. Quite a few corporations have their head offices here - Rand Merchant Bank, Unilever, Liberty Life, Discovery Healt...

Umhlanga Rocks

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Budget and luxury accommodation in Umhlanga is the perfect choice for visitors wanting to experience the South African beach holiday of a lifetime. The holiday village of Umhlanga Rocks was originally part of the sugar estate of Sir Marshall Campbell. Fro...

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