About Umgababa Beach

""Once your feet have touched the warm sun-drenched sand of the seashore you will never ever be the same." - Patsy Gant

Just three kilometres from Illovo Beach on the idyllic KwaZulu-Natal coastline, the Umgababa Beach is a pristine Blue Flag beach that offers the ultimate in serenity and untouched beauty. It’s a stunning choice for a family holiday, romantic getaway, or honeymoon.

It is no mean feat to achieve Blue Flag status. The beach has to comply with a number of criteria that involve its:

• Environmental education initiatives
• Available environmental information
• Water quality
• Environmental management
• Safety
• Services available on the beach (like ablutions, parking, and so on)

Umgababa Beach is about 36 kilometres from the nearest restaurants and hotels in Durban and is popular for its long stretch of sandy beach that is lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. It is ideal for long walks, sunbathing, beach sports, surfing, swimming, and more.

KwaZulu-Natal is known for its perfect weather almost all year round, making it perfect for a family beach holiday, even during the winter school holidays.

And, yet, despite being so pretty and accessible, Umgababa Beach remains quiet; not overrun by crowds. This is another major win for travellers wanting to make the most of the natural prettiness of KZN without fighting for parking or space on the sand.

And, because it’s so close to Durban, spending time on Umgababa Beach means you’re still close to some of the best attractions in this vibrant city. Just a few of these include the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Umgeni River Bird Park, and uShaka Marine World. Durban also has an international airport.

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WhereUmgababa Beach, Umgababa, Aminzimtoti, South Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

WhenBest during daylight hours.

How muchPrices on request.

TelephoneNot applicable.

OvernightStay nearby in Umgababa, in KwaZulu Natal


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