36 Things To Do in Umhlanga

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Umhlanga Bistros & Pubs / Nightlife & Theatre / Cafés & Eateries / Wheelchair Friendly

Sip Strawberry Daiquiris at Elements

This chic and relaxed restaurant situated on the lower terrace of the Beverley Hills Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks offers an eclectic mix of aluminum, marble and mosaic with chandeliers, comfy couches and stylish chairs ... more

WHEN?
Open daily from 12h00 to 21h30.

Umhlanga Family Entertainment / Water Sports

Skate at Wave House Durban

Located at Gateway’s Theatre of Shopping on Umhlanga Ridge, Wave House Durban is South Africa’s hottest entertainment venue. It’s an awesome fusion of all boardsport cultures providing the ultimate place for the ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Thursday from 09h00 to 20h00; Friday and Saturday from 09h00 to 22h00; Sunday from 09h00 to 19h00.

Umhlanga Museums

Visit the Natal Sharks Board

The heart, red and bloody, pounds across the sterile table causing yours to hit hard against your chest. Your eyes sparkle with adrenalin as you make out your own silhouette in the glazed eye of the predator. Your ... more

WHEN?
Displays and curio shop open from Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 16h00, Audio-visual presentation and shark dissection, Tueday to Thursday at 09h00 and at 14h00, Sundays at 14h00. Closed all Public Holidays.

La Lucia Family Entertainment

Children's cooking classes

Things are always cuter in a kiddie’s size, but aprons especially. Take the kids somewhere where you can spend some quality time with them and where their messing is adorable because you don't have to clean up ... more

WHEN?
Morning and afternoon workshops. Please enquire.

Umhlanga, Durban Sight Seeing

Watch the Durban Sunrise

Umhlanga meaning 'the place of reeds' in Zulu is also the place of sunrises in any language. On the north coast of Durban, this east facing beach starts its stretch up 200 km of natural rugged coastline. Watch ... more

WHEN?
05h00 - 06h30 Season dependant.

Umhlanga Family Entertainment

Imax Theatre Gateway

Forty-five hundred times larger than the average television screen, eight storeys higher than any single swelling, three dimensions and fifteen thousands Watts of light shining from a film projector so bright it ... more

WHEN?
Daily: Showtimes vary, check local newspaper or Imax website.

Umhlanga Family Entertainment

KZN Science Centre

The KZN Science Centre, located at the popular Gateway Theatre of Shopping, is a world class science centre providing excellence in a unique combination of education and entertainment, making science accessible to ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Thursday from 09h00 to 19h00
Friday and Saturday 09h00 to 21h00
Sunday 09h00 to 18h00.

Inanda Township Cultural Sites / Hiking Trails

Inanda Heritage Trail

If you are looking for something to do in Durban that takes you away from the beach to a valley with a mesmerising history, then take the guided Inanda Heritage Route. The Inanda Heritage Route visits the Inanda ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement.

Durban North Extreme Sports / Sports & Leisure / Water Sports

Learn to Kitesurf

International Kite Board Organisation (IKO) modules are taught by IKO qualified instructors on the Durban beaches ideal for this action sport of Kiteboarding. Ocean 2 Air will have you harnessing the powers of the ... more

WHEN?
Kitesurfing hours by booking.
Shop hours:
Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00.
Saturday from 08h00 to 13h00.
Sundays Closed.

Umhlanga Lighthouses / Sight Seeing

Umhlanga Lighthouse

The place of light in the 'Place of Reeds' (Zulu translation of the word Umhlanga) shines from the white lighthouse with a topside red stripe. Beached facing the sunrise it acts on the red sky that may serve as a ... more

WHEN?
Daylight for building visibility, night time for light visibility.

Umhlanga Family Entertainment / Malls & Shopping

Go to Gateway

The Gateway Shopping Centre is a retail and recreational revolution resident in the holiday town of Umhlanga. Long stretches of beach available at the shores are challenged by long stretches of buying available at ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Thursday from 09h00 to 19h00
Friday and Saturday from 09h00 to 21h00
Sunday from 09h00 to 18h00.

Umhlanga Sports & Leisure / Extreme Sports / 4x4 Trails

4x4 Track at Gateway

The Gateway Leisure Centre and 4x4 Track will supply you with an off-road Nissan to tackle the off the chart track. Ever wondered what the view would look like through the windscreen while angled on a 40° tilt, the ... more

WHEN?
Booking essential.

Umhlanga Nature Reserves / Walks & Hiking

Explore the Hawaan Forest

This beautiful forest is a unique woodland area bounded by the Ohlanga River and the sea. After centuries it still remains unspoiled and is home to a large number of animals and birds. The Hawaan Forest also ... more

WHEN?
To continue preservation of this unspoilt area, the Hawaan trails are not open to the public. Walks may however be arranged with the Umhlanga Centre of the Wildlife Society. (see telephone number above).

Umdloti Beaches & Pools

Umdloti Beach

It's not just the 5km stretch of beautiful beaches that causes visitors to flock to Umdloti Beach, but also the very likely possibility of seeing dolphins playing in the waves that attracts many to the beaches of ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

Umhlanga Beaches & Pools

Umhlanga Beach

A favourite holiday destination with locals, Umhlanga’s beaches are packed with both locals and tourists in season (and often out of season as well, thanks to the temperate climate). The paved walkway allows ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours

Umhlanga as a destination

If you are considering visiting Umhlanga or have already booked your Umhlanga accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Umhlanga and come back and submit your Umhlanga review or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

Also in the neighbourhood

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

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