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Umhlanga Main Beach

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Gorgeous beach

Beautiful beach , clean and tidy great sea views , very nice to relax and enjoy or just take to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
via mobile
My slice of heaven

Family friendly, good for chilling; swimming and surfing. Really good restaurants, hotels and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful beach , clean and tidy great sea views , very nice to relax and enjoy or just take to the water , ideal for fishing and just to rest and relax , well worth spending the day

Thank 545jeromef
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Family friendly, good for chilling; swimming and surfing. Really good restaurants, hotels and cafes. My girls loved running around and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Thank Stylin2308
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful safe beach. Lagoon is adjacent at the breakers resort. Great for fishing. Quite rocky but there are designated swimming areas. Sand is very rough. I would advise people to use aqua soles whilst swimming to avoid getting cuts.

Thank mohamedaG3062BN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Safe secure and clean beach . A diversity of people . Peaceful . Everyone minds there own business .

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is quite pretty with very soft, fine sand. But it is very narrow, and consequently even at low tide it is very busy. for about 3 hours around high tide, no beach is visible, with the water coming up to the walls. So...More

Thank Maeve O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved evening walks on this long promenade. There's a great vibe with all the holiday makers, jogging, walking their pets, and just enjoying the facilities on route. It's picturesque, clean, well maintained, and felt very safe. Lots of nice places to pop into for drinks...More

Thank Harriets31
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The quality of this beach is poor. The Sand has been washed away, leaving a very narrow beach. The water is dirty, the beach is dirty, the crowds are messy. Bathroom facilities are poor and facilities around the beach are pricey. The pier, is smelly...More

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Umhlanga has some great ,but very busy beaches . If you want room and far less people ,head out of the centre along forest drive ,or walk along the beach ,you will come to large open beach spaces right up to Durban in the distance...More

Thank mickknap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main beach at Umhlanga is different then the beaches in Durban proper. The sand is more course, but the beaches are cleaner. The water s warm and it is close to lots of food and drink options. I was there in January so expected...More

Thank Joel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is in good condition. Everything is usually clean and pristine. Only gripe here is the rocks that stick out just a little bit off of the sea floor in the swim area. Larger rocks also protrude and show above the water during low tide....More

Thank Dylan B
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Jojo B
8 August 2017|
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Response from PBPG | Reviewed this property |
Not in winter, no it won't be that lively
1 August 2017|
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Response from Justin L | 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