Attractions IN Umhlanga

Entertainment / Shopping

Gateway Theatre of Shopping

Gateway Theatre of Shopping is one of Africa's largest super regional retail destinations. Features: Barnyard Theatre, Ster Kinekor cinema, Cinema Nouveau, IMAX, rock climbing wall, artificial waves, skateboard park, Woolworths, Edgars, Truworths, Game, ...

Game Reserves / Forests / Nature Reserves

Hawaan Forest

Protected since 1860 the primeval forest lies next to the Umhlanga Nature Reserve (only the M4 runs between them) just off Portland Drive on the edge of residential Durban North. It is as well that it is protected or development would long since have ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Natal Sharks Board

The only organisation of its kind in the world, the Natal Sharks Board protects beach users in KwaZulu Natal against shark attack with an extensive and effective network of shark nets that extend along 320 kilometres of coastline. The Natal Sharks Board ...

Beaches

Umhlanga Beaches

The Umhlanga Coast is characterised by long stretches of sandy beaches that promise stunning backdrops against which to swim, surf or sunbathe. The Indian Ocean has particularly warm waters, averaging 24 to 26 degrees during the summer. There are a ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

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 Age sea shell midden. The entrance gates lie ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Umhlanga Ponds

The Umlanga 'ponds' themselves are referred to in inverted commas because they're actually a wastewater treatment works, but don't let this knowledge deter you from a visit as, despite this, the area is quite simply gorgeous. This wildlife reserve, even ...

Attractions AROUND Umhlanga

Nature Reserves

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 red mangrove, and the white mangrove may be ...

Golf Courses

MECC Course One

Mount Edgecombe Country Club consists of two championship courses - Mount Edgecombe One and Mount Edgecombe Two. Both these courses have their own clubhouses. The Mount Edgecombe’s Course One, formerly the Hullets Country Club, was redesigned by Hugh ...

Golf Courses

MECC Course Two

Mount Edgecombe Country Club consists of two championship courses - Mount Edgecombe One and Mount Edgecombe Two. Both these courses have their own clubhouses. Mount Edgecombe Two's Club House overlooks the Pani Dam where, if you’re lucky, you might catch ...

Entertainment / Miscellaneous / Popular Tourist Routes

The Saunter

The Saunter is more than a stretch of road between the East Coast of KwaZulu-Natal and Hilton. It is an experience, an adventure of many different faces, and one of the best ways to experience this part of South Africa ...

Entertainment / Miscellaneous

uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World in Durban is a world-class entertainment and tourism destination. At the end of Durban's Golden Mile is the beginning of uShaka Marine World - spanning over 15 hectares of prime beach front, uShaka Marine World is Africa's largest ...

... and a little further afield

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

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 protected natural heritage ...

Golf Courses

Beachwood Golf Course

The Beachwood Golf Course is part of Durban Country Club lying about 2 km north of Durban Country Club. Although it borders the Indian Ocean, Beachwood does not quite have the accentuated undulating fairways so common to Links courses, especially those ...

Golf Courses

Bluff National Park Golf Club

The Bluff National Park Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship golf course. You'll find the course 10km south of Durban. Reputedly a relatively flat course and a most pleasant walk, it has generous fairways and is a challenging course, especially when the ...

Landmarks / Nature Reserves

Bluff Nature Reserve

Considered Durban's oldest bird sanctuary, you will find the beautiful 45 hectare Bluff Nature Reserve right next to its counterpoint - the Engen oil refinery - in Tara Road on the Bluff, not far from Brighton ...

Landmarks / Religious

Brook Street Cemetery

Brook Street Cemetery lies in the west end of Durban's city centre, alongside the Victoria Street, Early Morning and Brook Street markets (part of the Markets of Warwick tour; a highlight of any visit to Durban). The historical cemetery has been ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Burman Bush Nature Reserve

Burman Bush, as the nature reserve is more commonly known in Durban, is 55 hectares of what remains of coastal forest in the heart of Morningside. Its value lies in the knowledge that little has changed in this patch of forest since 1850. Everything ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife

Tthe Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Durban situated in Yellowwood Park, is principally a hospital that looks after the injured and orphaned wild animals and birds in KwaZulu-Natal, most of them (as many as 90%) because of human negligence ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Coedmore Castle

Dubbed Durban's “castle lite”, Coedmore Castle is a beautiful historic homestead, built in 1875 and situated right in the centre of the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve. The old stone castle lies in amongst a ...

Golf Courses

Cotswold Downs Golf Course

Cotswold Downs is known for its natural splendour and abundance. It is located in Hillcrest, Durban, which places it within convenient proximity to the attractions and amenities of the big city, while it continues to relish in the quiet serenity of the ...

Landmarks

Cube on Innes Road

The Cube is exactly what it says it is. A cube. A giant 3-D cube that also features wall mural art. The piece rests in a park on the Berea, unveiled as a street art mural a year before the Soccer World Cup in 2010, to function as one of the tourist ...

Umhlanga as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Amanzimtoti, Athlone Park, Berea, Bluff, Bothas Hill, Brighton Beach, Camperdown, Chatsworth, Cowies Hill, Crestholme, Drummond, Durban Beachfront, Durban Central, Durban North, Gillitts, Glenashley, Glenmore, Glenwood, Greyville, Hillcrest, Inchanga, Kloof, La Lucia, Morningside, Mount Edgecombe, Musgrave, New Germany, Pinetown, Point Waterfront, Queensburgh, South Beach, Sunningdale, Umbilo, Umdloti, Umgeni Park, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks, Waterfall, Westville, Yellowwood Park

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