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Umhlanga Main Beach

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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A dream of a beach!!!

An extremely well managed beach, offering a sandy part on one side of the pier and a rocky part on... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Marylene S
Maputo, Mozambique
Tricky parking

Sadly this beach is incredibly popular which makes it almost impossible to park. Great beach. Shark... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
David M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

An extremely well managed beach, offering a sandy part on one side of the pier and a rocky part on the other side (on the side of the lighthouse). The beach is clean, offers toilets and showers, a large and very long boardwalk with benches...More

1  Thank Marylene S
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Sadly this beach is incredibly popular which makes it almost impossible to park. Great beach. Shark nets are in place so it's safe to swim and water is not too cold although will probably be far better in March!

Thank David M
Reviewed 26 December 2016

not too crowded, very swimmable and the wheater was perfect. the beach offers toilets and food and water and rentable umbrellas and so forth

1  Thank breytenbachmarina
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

It is a good beach but not the best one. Bronze beach to the north is better. There is a great skiboat launching place that doubles as a granny pool that is well worth it for young kids. Also very close to toilets and refreshments.

Thank Big_GWP
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Nice beach, but if you are right out in front of the OysterBox or Beverly HIlls the area is very rocky and generally has fisherman around. The rock pools are good for kids to play in, look for crabs, Octopus, Eels and fish. Not much...More

Thank justingI1664UA
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure to walk or bathe at Unhlanga main beach...safe with all the security in place and people constantly cleaning the area.

Thank pauldA7179TU
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We almost visit Umhlanga Main Beach every year and every time we enjoy our visit to this famous beach to relax, swim in the surf and to eat at one of the very good restaurants. The walk along the esplanade is a highlight every time,...More

Thank 279petrusv
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Too many people and rocks, Bronze beach is much better. It is close to restaurants though so you will have everything you need at hand but will have to trade off on space in the water

Thank Mladen A
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

There are a number of beaches along this promenade- well managed clean and tidy. It can get very busy so plan to get there early. Wonderful to also stroll along the promenade. Saturday morning park run is a must for joggers. Late afternoon stroll is...More

Thank Melville77
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I booked the above apartment (for 3 months wef Jan 2017)) over 9 months ago and paid the deposit well on time.The owner has now cancelled the booking just one month before our trip.Three couples from UK are joining us and we are all devastated.Chas...More

Thank Nigel W
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Jojo B
8 August 2017|
Response from PBPG | Reviewed this property |
Not in winter, no it won't be that lively
1 August 2017|
Response from PeteD60 | Reviewed this property |
I have googled your question and it appears that there are no lockers being advertised or remarked upon - so the answer is probably no - but I think there are changing facilities within the public toilets if that is what you... More
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