Umkomaas Places of Interest

Umkomaas is situated on the South Coast, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Umkomaas

Aliwal Shoal

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 ...

Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area

Most people know that Aliwal Shoal is one of the country's major dive sites, and one of the best sites at which to spot raggies, or ragged-tooth sharks, particularly as they are in evidence in these waters ...

Empisini Nature Reserve

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 ...

South Coast Birding Route

For the best forest birding in the country look no further than the South Coast Route, for both Afromontane and rich tropical forest extends into the south coast of Durban, overlapping to attract an ...

Umkomaas Golf Club

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 ...

Attractions AROUND Umkomaas

Clansthal Conservancy

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 ...

Crocworld Conservation Centre

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 ...

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

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 ...

Sardine Run

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 ...

TC Robertson Nature Reserve

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 ...

... and little further afield

Margate Country Club

Margate golf course game may appear to be easy at first, don’t be lulled into contentment; this is an extensively challenging course. The Margate country Club was upgraded in 1995 and has been transformed into ...

OR Tambo Garden of Remembrance

Since the death of Oliver Tambo, in 1993, his family's homestead in Bizana on the Wild Coast attracts thousands of foreign and local visitors. Oliver Tambo was president of the ANC for over 25 years. He opened ...

Pondoland Centre of Endemism

Between Port St Johns, on the Wild Coast, and the Msikaba formation sandstone gorges of Oribi Gorge, in KwaZulu-Natal, stretches a biological hotspot filled with forests, grassland, and incised river valleys. ...

Pure Venom Reptile Park

Touted as the biggest reptile farm in Africa, Pure Venom Reptile Park lies just inland from Shelly Beach on a beautiful, old estate in Izotsha, surrounded by huge wild olive trees that date back to the 1800s. ...

San Lameer Country Club

The San Lameer golf course is situated on the Durban South Coast and is rated one of the top 30 South African golf courses. Opened in 1922 the course is situated on the largely unspoiled South Coast of ...

Skyline Nature Reserve

Found between the coastal towns of Uvongo and Margate the Skyline Nature Reserve has a beautiful arboretum that includes almost 380 indigenous tree species, 76 of which are specific to the coast, and 400 ...

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 ...

Uvongo River Nature Reserve

From the bridge that crosses the iVungu River at Uvongo a nature reserve stretches upstream, created to protect the throng of riverine birds that make the area their home. Although a small reserve, the 28 ...

Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

The Vernon Crookes is a delightful and convenient reserve for travellers holidaying on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal. Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve lies just half an hour beyond Umzinto. Spend a day ...

Wild Coast Sun Country Club

The Wild Coast Sun Country Club is a rugged beauty of a course. Carts are compulsory but this does not detract from the competitive challenge. The course may be a daunting challenge for professionals and ...

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