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uMhlanga Sands Resort

44 Lagoon Drive Myezo Park, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
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#4 of 18 hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Poolside bar
Game room
Entertainment staff
Indoor play area for children
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Evening entertainment
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Emarie B wrote a review 10 Jul
Paarl, South Africa708 contributions216 helpful votes
Whether you are a couple, family or solo traveller, you will enjoy this resort. The ocean view and sounds are to die for. Everything is super clean. Great attention to maintenance. Different swimming pools for adults and children. We will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Therese C wrote a review Jun 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa10 contributions4 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay at Umhlanga Sands. Great sea views, friendly staff, spotlessly clean. As our family joined us with their kids, we found the entertainment was excellent, and there was plenty for the kids to do. We would definitely return to The Sands, we were very happy.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Mussafir wrote a review May 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates34 contributions64 helpful votes
I just spent two weeks at umhlanga sands. It was the best time I have had in Durban. The hotel staff were accommodating and friendly. The hotel is in a great location. Umhlanga is a great location. I’ve stayed at the hotel before a few years ago, now it’s been revamped quite nicely. The best thing about my stay was the cleanliness of my room. Everyday it was spotless. To all the ladies on the 16th floor thank you for the excellent service all the time.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
MzMcGilbra wrote a review Feb 2021
Fremont, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
My husband and I love to go anywhere requiring our US Passport, We traveled Sept. 2019 , but Im just running across a spot to give the reviews!! we decided to join family on a visit to Durban SA. I can not tell you enough how amazing this land and the people here are. We enjoyed ourselves 1000%. The best most relaxing part of our trip was the week we stayed at the UMhlanga Sands When I say Beautiful I am not just being kind. It is the cleanest resort we've been to thus far and the layout is amazing. The staff were so helpful and genuinely friendly. I have not one thing to say displeasing about this place. My one complaint is we had to go home to soon. I loved my visit . The resort is a family friendly, couples friendly and friends accommodating Resort. It is centrally located to walk to the eateries, Shopping and last but never least Grand amazing Beach views and access.. You will not ever be disappointed here....
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Mandy Moodley, Other at uMhlanga Sands Resort
Responded 21 Feb 2021
Dear MzMcGibra, Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent stay at uMhlanga Sands Resort. We are pleased to note from your ratings and positive comments that you enjoyed our facilities and your stay with us at the Resort. It is most rewarding to receive such wonderful feedback from our guests. The satisfaction of our guests is, and always has been our chief priority and your valuable input is important to us in achieving our aim consistently. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the near future . Kind Regards Sands Management Team
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Ashika D wrote a review Dec 2020
Sandton, South Africa72 contributions5 helpful votes
I checked in to the Umhlanga Sands Resorts n Saturday 21st Nov 2020. I was very very disappointed with the condition of the rooms. In this time of Covid, cleanliness should be given top priority. When we checked in, we were given room 1710. When I got to the room, the bed had dust, and black spots on it. The sheets, pillow slips and covers, were a different shade of brown. There was a wrapper on the floor, making me think that this room was not cleaned. Happy to share pics on whatsapp. I went back down to reception and was moved to another room which was 1610. When I got to that room, the door was opened. Furthermore there was a dirty dish cloth left on the dressing table. I called reception, and asked Tarshan (who checked us in) to come up with a manager. Unfortunately no manager was around at the time, so he came up with Felicia. I showed him the dirty dishcloth, as well as the pubic hair on the top covers of the bed, as well as hair, and what looked like shed skin. Both Felicia and Tarshan where also shocked at what they saw. Anyways, Felicia proceeded to get housekeeping in there and changed all the sheets, covers, as well as mattress protector, as it had brown stains all over it. A few minutes later maintenance also came to the room as the sliding door was seized, and it need to be “loosened”. Whilst they where there, I had a manager, Carissa come up to the room, and had to relay the issues again. By that time I was tired, frustrated, and annoyed at the fact that I had friends who came up to visit, and I had maintenance men, housekeeping and a manager to see to. Apart from this, a few things I noticed wrt the construction/renovations taking place, is that the guys who are doing the job, are trapsing up and down, with no masks, holding the tools that are dropping dust all over receptions etc. I am shocked and appalled at whoever the project manager is of the whole renovations. Clearly there is no coordination, and reception area becomes very unsightly with construction workers, walking up and down, whilst people are trying to check in, or go to their rooms, as well as the beach. I am sorry, but the worst thing that any resort could do right now, is drop the ball on cleanliness, in light of the Covid 19 virus we are currently experiencing.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Double check the cleanliness of the room and the beds. Remove th esheets and check for bed bugs...
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Frequently Asked Questions about uMhlanga Sands Resort
Which popular attractions are close to uMhlanga Sands Resort?
Nearby attractions include Hluleka Nature Reserve (5.6 km) and Nelson Mandela Museum (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at uMhlanga Sands Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at uMhlanga Sands Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at uMhlanga Sands Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at uMhlanga Sands Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to uMhlanga Sands Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Panarottis Mthatha, The Ivory Eatery, and Big Eagle Spur Steak Ranch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at uMhlanga Sands Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does uMhlanga Sands Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, uMhlanga Sands Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at uMhlanga Sands Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does uMhlanga Sands Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Does uMhlanga Sands Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.