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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 2.3km promenade is popular with runners and walkers. It’s very busy early mornings before the heat of the sun kicks in. The beach is very sandy, clean and spacious. A great location for surf boarding. Lifeguards on hand. There is a nature area at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank barrydR525TH
Heather H, Vice Chair Umhlanga Tourism at Umhlanga Main Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your response and we are pleased you found our wonderful beach enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again in Umhlanga!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walkway along the beach is fantastic, runners, walkers old and young just enjoy fresh air and stable pathway. Excellent idea. Interesting walk with apartments and hotels on one side and a clean beautiful beach on the other.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kath1dewy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the few places in Durban where you can have a romantic walk and also take amazing pictures. Does get busy with joggers In the late afternoon.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RolandWoodroffe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great walk along the 1.5km path on the main beach promenade from the lighthouse. The promenade lines the beach with great views out to sea and a number of restaurants and facilities. Definitely worth spending some time to take in the sea...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful beach. Very clean, quiet and very pleasant. Life guards were on duty and were observant of small issues with regards swimmers, got them back in-line quite quickly. Promenade was clean and pleasing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BotsBoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Safe, clean and lovely beach. They provide umbrellas and beach lounges as well. We had a very relaxing day at the beach.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank emilton56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach on indian ocean is quite secluded, very beautiful and surrounded by a lot of cafes, restaurants, great hotels.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A830CBhenry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Umhlanga Beach has one of the best jogging track for both road & trail running at the reserve. The beach is also great for sunbathing, surfing & fishing. Durban's great weather guarantees sunshine most days. There are great restaurants in the area.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank M0ndeS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Life guards on duty all day as well as security on the promenade. Attentive life guards and the beach staff always maintaining the area keeping it free of litter or debris

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Rowlie54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at Umhlanga Sands easy access very clean and safe family friendly.Close to Shopping Centres and Restaurants.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from PBPG | Reviewed this property |
Not in winter, no it won't be that lively
31 July 2017|
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Response from 384justinl | Reviewed this property |
No lockers
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