From it's humble beginnings, Umhlanga has now become one of the prime holiday destinations in the country and feature some of the best Hotels, Resorts, and Timeshare complexes to be found anywhere on the African continent. Every year millions of tourists and South African's embark on a mini exodus from all over the country to come and relax on some of the best beaches to be found anywhere and with close to 300 days of sunshine per year and with Shark nets maintained by the Sharks Board it is not surprising why.

Umhlanga is also blessed in that it is close enough to the City of Durban some 20Km to the south to have access to the consumer variety and convenience of a big city, whilst still being far enough from the city to have a uniquely rustic "Village" atmosphere, far removed from the urban Rat Race Umhlanga is dotted with numerous roadside café's, coffee shops, 24hour Take-Aways, Pub's, shops, convenience stores and restaurants, all within walking distance of the Umhlanga "Village" situated around the Hillcon and Granada Centers. Boats can be launched from the Ski Boat Club and numerous Deep Sea Fishing Trips Scuba Diving Trips and Day Trips are available for individuals or groups.

If this is not enough for the demanding visitor there are also chartered flights available from Virginia Airport as well as Micro-light flights over the Coastline.



uShaka Marineworld

Durban's newest world class Saltwater Aquarium will have young and old delighted! With over 30 indoor and outdoor exhibits, uShaka Marine World includes a variety of marine life - see a dolphin, penguin and seal show, and marvel at the intelligence of these animals. This is Africa's largest dolphinarium, so be sure you're a part of it!

The Valley of a 1000 Hills

The evocatively named Valley of a Thousand Hills, 45 km from Durban, makes for a picturesque drive along the edge of densely folded hills where Zulu people still live in traditional homesteads, and which visitors rarely venture into. The spectacular landscape goes some way to soothing any misgivings you might have about ethnographic 'game viewing', but it's only worth a special effort if you're not exploring the KwaZulu Natal interior, where scenes like this occur in abundance. The trip to the valley and back can be done in half a day, but there are sufficient attractions laid on along the route to extend it to a full day's outing.



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