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Umhlanga Main Beach

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Nice for a walk or to tan but swimming a bit rough.

It is a great beach. usually pretty clean. nice to go for a walk or to lie on the beach but for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amazing Umhlanga

I have been coming to umhlanga beach for many years. Firstly I notice a lot of people knocking... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Justin L
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a great beach. usually pretty clean. nice to go for a walk or to lie on the beach but for swimming I would say south is better. it is a little rough on the shore for swimming but the surf is pretty decent...More

Thank Kerimillersa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been coming to umhlanga beach for many years. Firstly I notice a lot of people knocking down the swimming. You need to know a few things 1. There is a granny's pool near the peer that makes for great swimming, specially for kids....More

Thank Justin L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As we were on business, we had a long day in the factory on our feet, so we decided to take a walk on Umhlanga beach to unwind and relax. Parking was very minimal. Beach front was clean and secure. Lighthouse was impressive and a...More

Thank AKIsaacs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is awesome you can rent umbrellas and beds and chairs on the main beach have some pizza or drinks go for breakfast have surf lessons or go into the granny's pool life guards are there lots of fun

Thank giada k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is allways clean with nearby clean restrooms. Lifesavers all day long on duty. The walkways are well maintained and safe. We never felt unsafe. There is a pier nearby.

Thank Michael J J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Umhlanga has the best timeshare and hotel accomodation. They are right on the beach with no roads to cross, a lovely rocky beach and the famous lighthouse. The new Pearls complex and village have too many restaurants to mention. The perfect holiday with plenty to...More

Thank cherylbU4756OG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While not a beach for swimming it is lovely to walk along the beautiful promenade and enjoy the sounds and sights of the crashing waves on the rocks and golden sand

Thank esspee2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach, the pier and the promenade are well worth a visit. The prom is immaculatly maintained and a great place to stroll along and unwind. Nice ice cream shop along the way too! Good to see security personel present and in neat new uniforms.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main beach is the perfect place to go for a walk. The beautiful walkway or walking on the beach itself is quite relaxing. Both are clean and neat.

Thank DayaFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, lovely view and lots of benches on which to make you home and enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful view. Definately a must do when in Umhlanga.

Thank Annali K
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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
5 April 2016|
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Response from Paulnewman04 | Reviewed this property |
This is not a nude beach and the hotel too doesn't permit nudity.