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Umhlanga Main Beach

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Warm ocean. Fantastic waves.

The water is quite warm which makes it really nice. There were life guards on duty, this was great... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Bloemfontein, South Africa
via mobile

What a beautiful beach! Powerful waves makes this not the most suitable place to swim but the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
via mobile
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The water is quite warm which makes it really nice. There were life guards on duty, this was great as the ocean was really rough. There are a number of restaurants and coffee shops on the promenade. Beach was clean. Nice place to swim.

Thank TravelH007
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful beach! Powerful waves makes this not the most suitable place to swim but the fabulous 5 km Boardwalk more than makes up for this. So well maintained dotted with coffee shops. Beautiful lighthouse makes for great foto opportunities.

Thank Eimear99
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This beach is nice. Quit for a wash. Nice and freindly for just walking around for an hour or so. And after the beach you go to the resturants area witch is very close and have a nice meal.

Thank nir147852
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Restuarant located in Oysterbox Hotel. Brilliant service from the entire team, but particularly from Charlie and Nigel. Superb food and magic location with a timeless setting and view.

Thank DMcMurdo
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Clean and safe, people very helpful, restaurants excellent food and service, great places for kids to also enjoy the sea.

Thank anitacm2016
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Bring your running shoes. The beach has 5k promenade with several drinking fountains. Very memorable.

Thank burgerdnl
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Umhlanga Beach is beautiful in terms of its rock formations and small rock pools that we found fascinating. Like many South African beaches, this beach has light beige sand, and whilst the sand is soft and fine on most parts of the beach, there are...More

Thank AshleyForest
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Always very nice. Clean and safe. Nice coffee shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. A good path all along the beach front for pleasant walk or run for the energetic

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We always use the umhlanga beach because of the peace of mind you get while there and the cleanness.

Thank Tinyiko M
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Pronounced '' Umshlanga'', this is a beautiful place with a picturesque lighthouse. Though I would rate Ushaka Beach as a better spot for a swim

Thank narnepati_srikanth
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which region is best to stay in the hotel in Durban?
17 May 2016|
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Response from Louisdu | Reviewed this property |
I would really recommend The Breakers Resort or Umhlangha Sands Hotel...both on Lagoon Drive in Umhlanga
Is this a nude beach? We will be in SA driving the garden route from PE through to Cape Town. We are looking for nude beaches and nudist hotels. Any suggestions ?
5 April 2016|
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Response from Paulnewman04 | Reviewed this property |
This is not a nude beach and the hotel too doesn't permit nudity.