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The Best Things to Do in Umhlanga Rocks

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Things to do in Umhlanga Rocks

Umhlanga Main Beach , Umhlanga Rocks
Offering outstanding swimming conditions, Umhlanga Main Beach is equipped with all the necessary tourist facilities, including restrooms, sho
Tours from $366
Pier / Boardwalk
Whalebone Pier , Umhlanga Rocks
Scenic Walking Area
Umhlanga Rocks Promenade , Umhlanga Rocks
Tours from $125
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
This popular day tour from Durban is a combo of both wildlife and Zulu Culture. Offering a full day of various stops and attractions, this is one of our most popular tours for the tourist looking to see some safari and some local Zulu culture. 
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Shopping Mall
Gateway Theatre of Shopping , Umhlanga Rocks
One of the largest malls in its part of the world, Gateway Theatre of Shopping contains all the major international retail stores, as well as
Spas , Umhlanga Rocks
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Umhlanga Rocks

Beaches · Shopping Malls · Casinos
Hailed as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, Umhlanga Rocks boasts beautiful coastlines best suited for surfing, fishing, and whale and dolphin viewing. A trip to Umhlanga Rocks reveals an economically flourishing town, which quickly transformed from sugarcane farmland into a tourism haven filled with shopping centers, international restaurants, luxury hotels, lively promenades, and nature trails. While some older neighborhoods still maintain their traditional look, the waterfront shows off a freshly modernized side with a European flair. Visitors take their vacation in Umhlanga Rocks mainly for its subtropical climate and diverse natural environment, which provide excellent conditions for cycling, rafting, sky diving, hiking, camping, and much more. Take stress off the schedule by using our South Africa travel itinerary planner.

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Where to stay in Umhlanga Rocks

A majority of Umhlanga Rocks' large and small accommodations lie either next to the shoreline, or between the neighborhoods of Umhlanga Ridge and Prestondale. Many five-star hotels offer refined rooms and suites, as well as fine-dining and spa treatments for those who have money to spend. If you opt for something more budget-friendly, try the guesthouses near route M12, or head towards the major shopping centers to find inns and bed and breakfasts close by.
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