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Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks

Umhlanga Rocks is an upmarket seaside resort north of Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal on the east coast of South Africa. Together Umhlanga and Umdloti form the Sugar Coast, formerly sugar cane plantations.  It is one of the most popular holiday destinatio... read more

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17 Bronze Bay

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

17 Bronze Bay is situated on Lagoon Drive in Umhlanga.

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Savannah Park - Luxury Self Catering Apartments

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Apartment style living featuring lounge area with sofa, flat-screen TV and balcony, dining table, a fully equipped ki...

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212 The Breakers - Umhlanga

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

This glorious Hotel is based in Umhlanga Rocks, Lagoon Drive. It has two bedrooms (four singles), is a ground floor u...

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Breakers Resort 414

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Self-catering luxury apartment 414 with all the amenities of a resort hotel, including loads of activities for kids. ...

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14 Bronze Bay

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

14 Bronze Bay is based in Umhlanga Rocks, Lagoon Drive, near to the Umhlanga Sands Hotel.

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Umbrella Tree House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

Umbrella Tree House is situated in the heart of the Umhlanga suburbs. The b&b is on a private property but completel...

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212 The Breakers

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

The Breakers Hotel is based in Umhlanga Rocks, Lagoon Drive.

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803 Bermudas

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

The self-catering apartment consists of an open plan lounge and dining area, with a kitchen. There are three double b...

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1103 Bermudas

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

This self catering apartment is located in the Bermudas in Umhlanga Rocks, Lagoon Drive.

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Anchor's Rest Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

Anchor's Rest in Umhlanga Rocks is the place to head for if your idea of heaven is a sub-tropical climate, sun-drench...

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6 Wedgewood Terrace

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

Wedgewood Terraces, in Umhlanga Rocks, Lagoon Drive, is in near proximity to the Breakers Hotel.

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22 Bronze Bay

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

The Bronze Bay Complex is based in Umhlanga Rocks, Lagoon Drive, near to the Umhlanga Sands Hotel.

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29 The Shades

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

The Shades is based in Umhlanga Rocks, corner Weaver Crescent and Lagoon Drive, behind the Cabana Beach Hotel.

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25 Bronze Beach

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

The Bronze Beach Complex is based in Umhlanga Rocks, Lagoon Drive, approximately five complexes north of the Umhlanga...

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224 The Breakers Resort

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

The Breakers Hotel is based in Umhlanga Rocks, Lagoon Drive.

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Crooked Tree Cottage

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

The accommodation consists of a 3-roomed cottage and 3 Studio suites, all of which are let as B&B accommodation most ...

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23 The Shades

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

Located in the popular complex The Shades, this apartment is set across the road from the walkway to the main beach. ...

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The Breakers 318

Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

2 Bedroom Self Catering Apartment in Umhlanga

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703 Oyster Schelles

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

This is an upmarket 3 bedroom self-catering apartment located in the Oyster Schelles building.
The Oyster Development...

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801 Marbella

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

801 Marbella is based in Umhlanga Rocks, Lagoon Drive, near to Bronze Beach main swimming beach. This is a spacious u...

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Breakers 211 Luxury Apartment

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

This ground-floor, recently renovated, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment can accommodate four guests (main bedroom with...

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14 Kyalanga

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

The apartment consists of a lounge, dining area and a kitchen. There are three double bedrooms with a main en-suite a...

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34 Sea Lodge

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

This beautiful apartment comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, ceiling fans, Air-conditioning in Main Bedroom, open plan...

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202 Ben Siesta

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

The apartment comfortably sleeps 4 people. (1 x Queen Bed in main bedroom and 2 x Single Beds in 2nd Bedroom).

If r...

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Oyster Cottages

Cottages, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

Welcome to Oyster Cottages, your first stop for self catering in Umhlanga. With a choice of immaculate accommodation ...

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G1 Sea Lodge

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

Marbella is based in Umhlanga Rocks, Lagoon Drive, near to Bronze Beach main swimming beach.

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1102 Oyster Schelles

Apartments, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

The Oyster Development is based in Umhlanga Rocks, Lighthouse Road. This is an upmarket, luxury two bedroom (two quee...

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13 The Shades

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

There are two double bedrooms with a main en-suite, and second bathroom. The apartment comfortably sleeps four people...

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1 Sea Breeze

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

1 SEA BREEZE is situated in the holiday mecca of Umhlanga Rocks. This unit has four spacious rooms and a great entert...

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802 Bermudas

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga

The apartment consists of a lounge, dining area and a fully fitted kitchen. There are three double bedrooms with a ma...

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Umhlanga Rocks is an upmarket seaside resort north of Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal on the east coast of South Africa. Together Umhlanga and Umdloti form the Sugar Coast, formerly sugar cane plantations.  It is one of the most popular holiday destinations.

The beautiful surroundings were originally coastal dune forest .Rivers flow from the Drakensberg Mountains down through the Valley of the Thousand Hills to the coast at the sea. Rolling green hills rise up on the ridge behind Umhlanga Rocks, which is on the beach of the Indian ocean.

Umhlanga Rocks village began when a beach cottage was built in 1869 on a rocky headland with a magnificent sea view. The Oyster Box Hotel was built in the 1930's, in graceful English colonial architecture with surrounding heavenly gardens and gorgeous flowering shrubs and trees. The village grew around the hotel.The vegetation in Umhlanga is lush and verdant due to the warm subtropical climate.

Umhlanga has wonderful views of the sea and ships along the horizon due to its elevated position.

Umhlanga is a fun seaside destination,  having beautiful beaches and lovely surrounding residential suburbs with magnificent trees and gardens. Monkeys play and roam about and birdlife proliferates.

Dazzling hotels overlook the beach and the main road of the little village has many restaurants, sidewalk cafes, pubs and boutiques. Day and night there is a stream of very expensive cars.

Above Umhlanga Rocks a couple of kilometers inland, is the Ridge. Here office parks, shopping centres and more suburbs have been built, replacing the sugar cane fields.

 

Things to Do

Umhlanga is a place to relax and enjoy the wonderful climate, to soak up some sun on the beach under an umbrella or go swimming in  the sparkling turquoise sea. With ocean views and a casual atmosphere it is chance to be away from everything and still have every convenience within easy reach.

Nevertheless there is a wealth of entertainment available:

Sports, golf, shopping, movies, or nature trails.

The shops in the village centre are excellent and provide just about everything you could want. There are branches of the main supermarkets, health shops, restaurants, coffee shops, sidewalk cafes and boutiques.The La Lucia Mall and the huge Gateway Theatre of Shopping are nearby.  The Gateway Mall has over 500 shops, the biggest shopping centre in Africa, as well as hotels, restaurants, cinemas and private clinics.

Beach

The beach, an endless straight stretch into the distance, is used all day all year by locals and visitors. There are two main swimming beaches with lifesavers and shark nets and the main Umhlanga swimming beach is Bronze Beach.

There are many pools in the rocky outcrops along the shore, ideal for families with small children to paddle  in.

The Sharks Board sends crews out on ski boats to check the nets daily to ensure safe swimming .Their headquarters are in Umhlanga Ridge and interesting audiovisual lectures are on daily about  sharks.

Sports

There is a strong water lifestyle culture, no wet suits are needed and the warm ocean is great for surfing, swimming, scuba diving, kite boarding, fishing and sailing. Winter is mild and brief from june to august, and the rest of the year  warm, with a summer rainfall of evening showers.

A wide well maintained paved Promenade curves for 3 kilometers along the beach overlooking the sea, and is frequented by runners and walkers all day long until dark.

Golf

Numerous world class golf courses, with undulating fairways and spectacular layouts, are designed around indigenous trees and gardens.The sunny climate and lush natural environment are ideal for golf.

Other ocean and outdoor adventures are deep sea fishing, whale and dolphin watching, flying microlights or chartering planes or helicopter flips at Virginia airport.

Nature Reserves

Umhlanga was originally a coastal dune forest and there are 2 guided nature walks through what remains of this ancient indigenous forest, the Lagoon Walk and the Hawaan forest walk.

The Lagoon nature trail leaves three times a day. It is an hour and a half walk along a boardwalk beside the river, through the forest to the lagoon, with rich birdlife, butterflies, monkeys and the odd antelope.

The Hawaan forest walk is at the other end of the promenade. Inquiries and bookings can be made at the  Breakers hotel.

Scenic drives

Roads lead in every direction from Umhlanga to different glorious scenic drives. The Valley of 1000 Hills is a pristine wilderness with magnificent scenery, forests and waterfalls. There are beautiful drives along the coast,  both to the north and south, and also nearby less developed beaches,like Umdloti, to visit.

Where to Eat

Excellent restaurants around Umhlanga provide a huge choice.

Remo’s Villaggio and Angelo’s are packed with customers every day, both specialise in Italian food.

Little Havana is another favourite, very smart and well run, with contemporary cuisine.

Ile Maurice is a sophisticated comfortable restaurant with french cooking.

The Olive and Oil is for mediterranean food and the Press Club does breakfasts and lunches.

The Oyster Box Hotel has 3 restaurants, the Palm Court has light meals and high tea, and the Grill room has curry buffets. The Ocean Terrace does light meals and is a delightful place to eat during the day as the view is exquisite.

Otherwise there are restaurants at the Gateway, like Tasha and Circus Circus.

There are good coffee shops too, such as Gloria Jeans Coffee Cafe. These are a few of the best restaurants and there is always Mr Delivery for those not inclined to go out.

Where to Stay

Umhlanga has always been one of the best places to stay on the north coast of Durban.

There are lovely luxurious hotels right on the beach. Also all along the ocean are blocks of luxury units, expertly terraced with expansive views. These provide wonderful self catering holiday accommodation with balconies overlooking the sea, and a swim a short walk away.

Many guest houses and villas with views of the sea are available in the Umhlanga suburbs. There are holiday homes for rent, cottages, golf lodges, guest houses and backpackers, something to suit everyone.

Business hotels are on the Ridge.

Transport

Air: Shaka Airport, South Africa's newest and most modern airport, is near Umhlanga.

Car: The best option is to rent a car at the Airport which is 10 minutes away.

Umhlanga is well positioned to get to many major South African destinations. The highways are excellent.

The N2  follows the east coastline 200 kilometers to the north, up to the St Lucia Wetlands and Game Reserves.

To the south is entirely different terrain to explore through Margate to the Wild Coast.

The N3 continues to the Drakensberg Mountains, and further inland to Johannesburg and the Kruger Park.

Did you Know

Umhlanga in Zulu means  “place with reeds”.

Umhlanga is often misspelt Umshlanga or Umhlunga or Umhlonga.

Umhlanga was founded as a town in 1895 by Sir Marshall Campbell.The first hotel was built there in 1920.

In 2010 construction started on the Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre and Durban airport moved near Umhlanga to reopen as the Shaka International Airport.

Many businesses have relocated from Durban centre to Umhlanga, as in Johannesburg to Sandton and many of Durban’s best hotels and accommodation are in Umhlanga.

The Hawaan forest in Umhlanga is 114 acres of protected coastal forest and is 18000 years old, with 175 different species of trees.

 

About Self Catering

Self Catering places can be found from rural to urban areas and can vary in what they offer. They allow plenty freedom and is a great inexpensive way to spend your holiday. They have been widely classified as a “Home away from home”. This is a good option for guests who don’t mind cooking their own food, and are looking for a more independent and flexible form of accommodation. For budget and large families, we would recommend self-catering for a more personalised experience.