About Umhlanga Ridge

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

KwaZulu Natal DestinationsUmhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Coastline

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 Health and Deloitte. It is also the heart of recent developments in this sought after part of Durban - north.

In the heart of Umhlanga Ridge is New Town, a development on 50 hectares or so of what was Tongaat-Hullett land, sandwiched between the Gateway shopping complex and Prestondale. New Town has, to all intents and purposes, simply joined Gateway and St Lucia Office Park Ridge on Umhlanga's Ridge. What was once fields of sugarcane (some time ago) is now what is termed an 'edge city' - a city on the edge of another city, just 15 kilometres from the CBD of Durban.

Office space, a huge shopping mall (Gateway), a landscaped park, tree-lined walkways, and mixed-use residential developments have combined in a work-live-play theme that is known as New Town. It allows younger buyers who normally coudn't afford a house in the suburb as much chance to live here as those with a lot of mulla for whom houses in these types of neighbourhoods are an investment.

And it's all been rather thoughtfully done. Despite its modern look and high-density living, there is a lot of green and open space here that has turned the ridge into a thoroughly modern, much sought after part of the city. It is a perfect place to stay - close to shopping, a gorgeous surf and swim beach, La Mercy airport and the outer ring road. What more could you want from your visit to the Umhlanga Coast?

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Savannah Park Luxury Apartments

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Savannah Park Luxury Apartments

Savannah Park offers fully self-catering luxury holiday apartments in Umhlanga. All units have a fully equipped kitchen, ... more

Gateway Hotel


Gateway Hotel

The Gateway Hotel is conveniently attached to the popular Gateway Theatre of Shopping offering a number of extraordinary ... more

Palm Gate 193

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Palm Gate 193

Situated in Umhlanga Ridge, Palm Gate 193 is within walking distance from Umhlanga beach and is just 200m from the ... more

Reviews of Umhlanga Ridge

Even if you are not in Umhlanga Ridge for business, its a great place to stay. Close to the beach, on the doorstep of Gateway and a hop into...

Helen, Kearsney

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