The warm current of the Indian Ocean, the wonderful climate and the beautiful golden beaches that stretch over 200 km to the Isimangaliso Wetland park make for a formidable holiday destination. Although there is little reason to leave this cozy coastal town, there are plenty of trips possible in the area. You will find the largest shopping complex in Africa: Gateway Theater of Shopping in Umhlanga. Furthermore, the O’Connor promenade is a popular place for walking. This promenade stretches from Durban View to the Breakers at the start of the nature reserve. You pass the Umhlanga lighthouse and the beautiful pier. Along the way you can make a choice from various terraces and restaurants, where you can enjoy lunch or dinner. The promenade is also popular with joggers. The beach is also great for walking along. If you prefer to relax on the beach, you can rent sun beds and umbrellas.
Along the Umhlanga coast you can take a boat trip, surf, dive and swim safely. If you are more adventurous, make an airflip and view the coast and inland from the air. You can go on the ocean with a shark trip to learn more and see the world of sharks. If you want to find out more about the sea inhabitants on land, visit uShaka Marine World in Durban. Especially nice for families with children.
In the surroundings of Umhlanga you will also find various golf courses such as Ballito, Durban and Stanger.