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Umhlanga Main Beach

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Address: Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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The best beach for families with children. Also excellent for surfing and sunbathing. Quality lifesavers on duty. Many excellent hotels and restaurants on hand. The iconic... read more

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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The best beach for families with children. Also excellent for surfing and sunbathing. Quality lifesavers on duty. Many excellent hotels and restaurants on hand. The iconic Umhlanga Promenade and Pier for walkers those wishing to enjoy the viewss.

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Centurion, South Africa
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The beaches are clean and a pleasure to walk on. If you're in the area, get out of bed 30 minutes before sunrise and walk the length of Umhlanga along the beach. You won't be disappointed. May usually has amazing weather. No humidity and the temperature is perfect.

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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visitors ask the locals if they are aware that they are living in paradise! the footpath is well-used by walkers and runners daily and the umhlanga UIP does an outstanding job of keeping the beach in good condition. some of south africa's finest hotels line the beach and you are sure of an outstanding holiday here.

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are big rocks that you have to avoid while swimming and the beach is just not big enough making it cramped when there are too many people there.

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Province of Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Umhalanga beach is not full of sun beds and parasols but they are available at a very cheap price and will be pitched wherever you want. The sea is rough but warm and if you adhere to the flagged area you will have a fantastic time jumping the waves. Very good loos/showers and changing facilities on the prom behind the... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I prefer this beach compared with Durban beaches. It is clean and luxury town and the Indian ocean was warm and swimming was possible

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and very pretty! My personal opinion is that it is probably one of the nicest beaches in Durban with lovely warm water and soft beach sand

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was only my second trip to Durban - pleasantly surprised! Not a spec of litter, extremely safe! Lifeguards and patrol police always on standby, dog friendly and crystal blue waters!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we went to the beach to swim. we could nt ,the beach is nice for sun bathing , relaxation and walking but not for swimming . the sea is full of rocks ,massive rocks that makes it very difficult to swim.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful morning on the beach. Lovely surroundings and facilities but the rocks in the swim area are dangerous and made swimming dangerous.

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