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Umhlanga Main Beach

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Address: Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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great holiday vac

from the squash court to the gym, or the Italian ice cream vendor alongside the hotel... Cabanas is the PLACE

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

from the squash court to the gym, or the Italian ice cream vendor alongside the hotel... Cabanas is the PLACE

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Safe, clean, fun Well trained life guards, restaurants nearby, promenade for walks, non smoking, which makes for cleaner sand

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Still too much smoking on beach but other than that great! They keep it nice and clean. Cigarette butts in the beach!

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful way to spend a few hours relaxing on the beach, in the water, or walking on the beach front. Close to downtown, shopping, cafes, and restaurants. A great break from the city!

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Bayreuth, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately swimming in the sea is mostly not possible because of the strong surf. Only in some areas with protecting rocks around swimming is fine.

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Salt Rock, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clever and life like sculptures in the sand . Everyone walking by stops for pictures and although not unique always worth a tip .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A superb beach with views stretching both ways ! Weekend had many people all enjoying themselves - couples and families , young and older . Do swim where there are lifeguards patrolling . Sea is very strong with undertow . It drops down very sharply. Yes look after your belongings as you would on any beach here , in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beach is q wild, at least it was when we stayed Good prom with shops and cafes and locals having fun

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach is well maintained. Toilet and shower facilities are available. A fair variety of restaurants are available within walking distance. The beach is a bit 'shelley', and depending on the tide, the sand takes a sudden dip as you go in to the water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a very beautiful beach. You could easily be in Hawaii. The scenery is very lovely, golden sands and just off the beach palm trees. The sea was very warm and it was fun playing in the big waves.

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