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uMhlanga Sands Resort

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall, the stay was most pleasant. Kids enjoyed themselves. House-keeping and Maintenance need attention. Beautiful view. Resort is well situated. Could have been pre-warned about routine maintenance that was ongoing with window replacement. Parking space is very limited and lack hereof was quite stressful as I travelled alone with my kids and when we were away from the resort, I...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an amazing family holiday at uMhlanga Sands Resort. The rooms were comfortable. The entertainment for the kids was amazing and the service was excellent. Very close to the main beach. We will definitely go back.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Sands has always been a great place to enjoy a family holiday, we had not been in 9 years and decided to return .The rooms are beautifully decorated, the beds comfortable and kitchen fully equipped. There is always a los to entertain children.The food at the on-site restaurants is however a little grim , but there are no shortage...

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Vryburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice stay. Except the braai. Would like to braai more often or every night. braai can still be provided guests can bring or but charcol mystro cab provide the extras like salads or pap ext. Or maybe put in snappy chef plates in rooms just to cook breakfast or small meals.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't waste your time staying here, rooms are old, food and service at the restaurants was consistently bad. General manager was beyond useless and did not even care or try to assist us with a safety/security issue we experienced when one of the other residents threw a glass from his high-level room which came crashing down next to our table...

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Sasolburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the uMhlanga Sands Resort and found that the the quality of service and entertainment was world class. The rooms were well maintained and properly cleaned daily by friendly staff. The location is perfect for any person or family that would like to go on a world class holiday at the sea. The beach is very close by....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to the Umhlanga Sands hotel for the past 16 years and this has been my family and my happy place. We have just come back from a two week holiday at the Sands and I some things are really going downhill at the hotel. The entertainment team needs to be improved, they are not hands on...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So if you're a smoker, do not even consider this place, even if you were considerate all these years and resorted to smaller and smaller designated areas. Bottomline, now you have to go down to the beach, in the dark, no provision whatsoever for your security or enjoyment. Lots of security to get rid of you!

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Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was extremely pleasant we had beautiful weather and never hesitate to recommend Umhlanga Sands to our family and friends. The only downside was that we were booked in on the Monday of a long weekend so apart from the parking being a bit of a problem we had no complaints.

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Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

please make the area around the Sands and restaurants a no smoking area when you pass the area the people are smoking and it smell awful. the kids are also passing there to go to the beach and the smoke is not good for the kids. please if possible can you look into the matter.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An idyllic resort located mere steps away from the pristine Umhlanga beachfront, the Umhlanga Sands Timeshare Resort is the perfect location for travellers looking for something out of the ordinary. Sporting easy access to all the major tourist attractions as well as fantastic facilities geared towards holiday activities, the Umhlanga Sands is a perfect destination for families seeking self-catering Timeshare accommodation in KwaZulu Natal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about uMhlanga Sands Resort

Address: 44 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: R395 - R6 575 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — uMhlanga Sands Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 237
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Also Known As:
Umhlanga Sands Lifestyle Hotel Umhlanga Rocks
Umhlanga Sands Hotel
Umhlanga Rocks Hotel
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
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“All rooms have views. Possibly the lower 2x floors may have palm trees limiting the view. The higher ones probably have pool noise.”
715colinw, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we were on the 7th floor and we could hear the sea and that was the only noise”
LadyT165, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have views !”
EJD1972, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“if you love to have a happy time and atmosphere... the Umhlanga Sands is the place to be. It is very much family orientated.. awesome”
661lindi, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The first 4 floors have balconies.”
Arbel2006, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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