Umhlanga Main Beach
Umhlanga Main Beach
4.5

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damianb239
Sawbridgeworth, UK160 contributions
Feb 2023
Long sandy beach with good walkways and choices of bars and restaurants. Plenty of hotels along front too.
Written 27 February 2023
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NBC
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Family
The view and atmosphere was amazing. Provided a beautiful place for a get to together. The environment was clean and peaceful.
Written 12 January 2023
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Samson Xulu
10 contributions
Aug 2022
Hidden gem in Umhlanga, South Africa. Great promenade to run and walk. The most beautiful beach in South Africa - family friendly. Kids absolutely had an amazing time
Written 24 August 2022
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Henda D
Nelspruit, South Africa8 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Umhlanga used to be our holiday destination for 35 years but slowly but surely it is deteriorating. It is not up to the standard that Umhlanga was holding.The main problem is a terrible sewerage smell at the beautiful promenade beach walk. At one of the big stormwater pipes in front of our apartment raw sewerage was flowing on the beach and into the sea. It took 3 days before the pump was replaced.
Close to the beautiful Oyster Box hotel there was a drainy smell as well.
We had a tummy bug and two of our friends in one of the popular timeshare hotels also had a stomach condition.
There was no way that we would swim in the sea or even walk on the beach after seeing this sewerage leaks.
Unfortunately we would not go to Umhlanga in the near future
Written 2 April 2022
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Don
6 contributions
Mar 2022
Umhlanga Main Beach is pleasant with certain approved areas for swimming that have life guards. There are sections with large rocks, some small pools of water with tiny fish and a few sea shells.
Written 8 March 2022
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FlipMather
Durban North, South Africa4 contributions
Jan 2022
Who HASN'T been to Umhlanga main beach? One of the local's favorites. It can get quite busy during peak season/times because of this. But it's a nice spacious, flattish beach to do your beach things. Just watch out for the rocks next to the swimming area, if you get cut, don't blame anyone, the place IS called Umhlanga ROCKS
Written 10 January 2022
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Julie S
Pretoria, South Africa97 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
A shout out to the municipality here. Such a wonderful a place to be for a few days and the promenade is a real pleasure to go for a stroll.
Written 27 April 2021
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martinuksa
Johannesburg, South Africa385 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Beautiful beach with a stunning promenade. Safe swimming areas well patrolled by lifeguards. Very well kept up and clean.
Highly recommended.
👍👍👍👍👍
Written 14 April 2021
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Discover with Nikki D
Durban, South Africa39 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
Umhlanga beach is not like the other beaches in Durban. This is a well kept beach that allows woman to feel safe. There are convienant restaurants located along the shore with water points and sports facilities.
Written 17 February 2021
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Afzal K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates101 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Security is visible and on the ball. At no point did we feel unsafe, and that's a peace of mind tha5s hard to find in this country.
Written 3 February 2021
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