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Umhlanga Main Beach

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Address: Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Life a beach

The beach here is clean but small . There are very few places to swim where lifeguard are available. The walk on the promenade is great it's about 5 km long from start to finish... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The beach here is clean but small . There are very few places to swim where lifeguard are available. The walk on the promenade is great it's about 5 km long from start to finish. Nice place to have a relaxing holiday

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SOUTH AFRICA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One is able to park your car at the start of Marine Drive free parking, with car guard in attendance. Thereafter enjoy a very peace walk on the paved route going past the light house, the pier and than to the umhlanga main beach. Luxury apartment blocks and famous hotels including Oyster BoxHotel and Beverley Hills Hotel right next to... More 

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South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent the weekend in Umhlanga. Managed to have two runs along the promenade. Really clean along the promenade and then ran into the bush/forest past the Breakers Hotel. It was a great morning.

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Thank Lauren_LW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A delightful beach, but could be kept a little tidier. The blue bottle warning should be put up along the walk ways this really would avoid

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Thank secreyme1
Johannesburg, South Africa
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beachfront has dedicated walkways for pedestrian with lots of joggers all day and a beautiful view of the ocean. The beach has lots of soft white sand , the kids can build sandcastles and play. The beach has shark nets and dedicated swimming areas with lifeguards . The water is about 24'C and the waves not too big.

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Thank NHaacke
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, level and well outlaid running and walking path. Young and old are on the part to run or walk. We absolutely love it. There are also a couple of restaurants along the way. There is also a lovely pear to visit, with an interesting design. The Lighthouse is also a baken where people like to walk to.

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Thank 798joeyv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and Safe beach. Good facilities. Chair and umbrella hire available. Perfect for families. Clean and lovely spots to relax on the beach

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Thank Bilal S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Due to rain the previous 2 days, we decided to hit the beach at the first sign of sunshine. There were already lots of families on the beach as early as 09.00. After our walk we couldn't resist dinky doughnuts with caramel sauce

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Lusaka, Zambia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there over the New Year period, the beach is chaotic and very very busy. But they kept it clean and there are refreshments available.

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Thank ElleVee288
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very neat and organised. Sea is too rough for small kids. You have to park far away unless you are staying nearby. The usual inflated prices over holidays.

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