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Umhlanga Main Beach

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Fun in the sun

Beach is excellent with lifeguards. Rock pools can provide lots of hours of fun for smaller kids... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nice beach

Nice beach and convenient if you are staying near the beachfront. The shoreline is a bit narrow and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Muhammad A
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Reviewed yesterday

Beach is excellent with lifeguards. Rock pools can provide lots of hours of fun for smaller kids when the tide is low. During high tide there is not much of a beach. The promenade is well done up and excellent for walks. Breathtaking views of...More

Thank abdulllah01
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice beach and convenient if you are staying near the beachfront. The shoreline is a bit narrow and there is a precipice but otherwise ithe waves are fun.

Thank Muhammad A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Their are always safe swimming areas that are protected by professional lifeguards and a system of nets to safeguard the swimmers from any form of marine attack.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a experience of good maintained beaches and Promenade. The Umhlanga UIP and Parks Department staff works well together and even with storm damage to the area the beaches were clean-up in a flash and maintained through out. Civilians and the public were amazing and...More

Thank Dewet24
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have spent almost my entire life coming to this beach and it is sad to see how the sea is reclaiming it bit by bit! Very easy access from all the beachfront hotels, restaurants, parking lots and apartment blocks and also has a wonderful...More

Thank Gilly-bean0779
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful. Small sand area. No place to build a castle Beach is rough Gets deep quickly. Not.safe for young kids or weak swimmers.More

Thank Safiya612
Heather H, An Umhlanga Tourism Committee member at Umhlanga Main Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your response, the sand area is smaller than it used to be nature's course unfortunately, we do try to ensure that the beach is clean and safe, please let us know how you feel the beach is not safe for young kids...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is very well positioned with easy access from major hotels and apartments. It is well patrolled with lifeguards on site (if needed)

Thank jamesT5556ZQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was such a beautiful beach, these days high tides claim all the beach. but still very nice and beautifull, nice resturants to sit and enjoy sites while having a beer and lunch

Thank ashley d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main beach is to be highly recommended - it is so clean with lovely white sand with some rock pools along the way ideal for little ones to explore. There is a footpath by the side of the beach which is ideal for a...More

Thank LauraO22A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first time ever in this area. Truly a gem so clean and tidy pleasant beach area. Awesome views pretty very safe. Awesome area to walk and enjoy the view

Thank Lutchmee M
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Jojo B
8 August 2017|
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Response from PBPG | Reviewed this property |
Not in winter, no it won't be that lively
31 July 2017|
Response from PeteD60 | Reviewed this property |
I have googled your question and it appears that there are no lockers being advertised or remarked upon - so the answer is probably no - but I think there are changing facilities within the public toilets if that is what you... More
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