Umbilo Places of Interest

Umbilo is situated in Durban, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN/AROUND Umbilo

Bayhead Natural Heritage Site

Durban's bay and extensive harbour is home to a remaining 15 hectare stand of mangroves - where formerly there were extensive mangroves (438 hectares) right around the edges of the bay - that is today a ...

... and little further afield

Beachwood Mangroves Reserve

Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve is a 76 hectrare reserve with the largest population of mangrove trees in the Durban area. The area is used as a Nature Conservation Education Centre. The black mangrove, the ...

Denis Hurley Centre

The Denis Hurley Centre opened in central Durban, alongside the Roman Catholic Emmanuel Cathedral, in November 2015. Named after the bishop, Denis Hurley, who performed a pivotal role in the fight against ...

Durban Harbour

Durban Harbour is a natural harbour that still resembles the original bay’s shape. It is said that Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, discovered the bay in 1497. Soon, it became a major point of access that ...

Roosfontein Nature Reserve

The reserve covers 150 hectares of South African grasslands, with a fair smattering of wild flowers and other gorgeous vegetation. This is the ideal retreat for those visiting or living in Durban that want a ...

Shongweni Resources Reserve

You'll find the Shongweni Resource Reserve roughly halfway between Durban and Pietermarizburg, off the N3 and on Route 6 of the 1000 Hills Experience. Its setting is a mixture of grassland and river valley and ...

Umbogavango Nature Reserve

The forest at Umbogavango Nature Reserve is like something out of a story that the passage of time forgot. The thick overhead canopy, the tangle of creepers, the slatted bamboo bridge at Dick's Crossing just ...

Umgeni River Bird Park

Designed and built in an old quarry site on the banks of the Umgeni River, just 10 minutes outside Durban, the Umgeni River Bird Park is one of the greatest attractions of the city. Walk-through aviaries, ...

Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve

The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve is small at only 26 hectares, but the trails are stunning and lead through dune forest, across the lagoon and onto the beach. At the lagoon mouth are the remains of a Stone ...

Vasco Da Gama Memorial

In the heart of the Victoria Embankment (now known as Margaret Mncadi Avenue) stands the Vasco da Gama Clock, there to memorialise Vasco Da Gama's first sighting of Durban, which happened on the eve of ...

West Street Mosque

Although popularly known as the West Street Masjid (masjid is Arabic for mosque), this beautiful Edwardian interpretation of a place of worship's full name is the Juma Masjid Sunnat Jamat Anjuman Islam, or ...

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