This nature reserve is situated on the northern boundary of Umhlanga Rocks where the Ohlanga River of the river of reeds flows into the Indian Ocean. A few hikes through the reserve enabling you to see extensive bird life and some small antelopes and unspoiled beaches make this reserve a worse while visit.more
One of the largest shopping centres for the metro Durban is situated in Umhlanga Rocks. Built in sugar cane land this shopping complex offers besides plenty of shopping, a climbing tower, an IMAX theatre, a surfing venue and tons of restaurants and cafes. Best you check the web link below for more information and also certain special activities...more
This institution is responsible for research on sharks along the coastline of Southern Africa and also the main body behind shark protection on beaches in South Africa and with their research far beyond South Africa's borders. Public shows allow visitors a view behind the scenes of the work of the sharks board and are highly recommended!more
THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL – UMHLANGA ROCKS – SOUTH AFRICA This hotel is situated overlooking the...more
The Umlanga Protea Hotel is located in the heart of Umhlanga about 5 minutes walk to the beaches. ...more
88 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, Gauteng 4319, South Africa, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320, South Africa
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If only the restaurant put half as much effort into the food as its decor, we would have been much happier customers. Since we had heard that the Durban area had such a large Indian community, we had assumed that pretty much any Indian restaurant would be good. We were wrong. Gateway to India, in the Gateway Shopping Mall, says that it specialises...more
This French restaurant by owner Robert Mauvis with a Creole underlining is strong competition to be one of the best restaurants in Durban. The food and service in the exclusive venue is simply marvelous in particular if you like the combination of French dishes from the Island of Mauritius.more
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Umhlanga Rocks is situated north of Durban along the highway N2 which connects Swaziland with Cape Town and by passes Durban. From the inland, Johannesburg and Pretoria one would travel on the N3 highway all the way down the coast. The M4 coastal highway connects Durban with Umhlanga Rocks as well as Ballito with Umhlanga Rocks.more
The current of the Indian Ocean can be quiet tricky at times hence only swim at protected beaches and between the flags in the watch full eyes of the life guards. Those are the beaches that also have shark nets.
Also swimming during the night can be dangerous since the waters of the Indian Ocean are the home to the Great White and Zambezi Sharks - creatures who you do not want to meet in person!
Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling. Some ideas:Light coloured clothing that doesnt absorb the sun as much as dark clothing. If you're going on safari, pack comfortable walking shoes and khaki, brown or beige casual clothes.Long-sleeved shirts and trousers will help protect you against the sun and insect bites.A...more