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Umhlanga Rocks

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Centurion, South Africa
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131 reviews 131 reviews
34 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I go to Umhlanga every year to utilize our timeshare at the Breakers Resort (see my review). Umhlanga has over the years become a very high end, trendy and flashy town with vast expansion. The town itself boasts a wide variety of excellent restaurants( Little Havana for great steaks, Ile Maurice for French- Mauritian (see my recent... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Nice beach - ready for surfers, not for swimming, but lovely to walk and enjoy the time. No reastaurants to just pop in and have breakfast

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely seaside town, with some great restaurants, notably Havana which has steak to die for, perfect service and is wonderful value. It is on the Indian Ocean and is the jewel in the North Coast Durban area. There is plenty of money around but it has a strangely new feel, with lots of shiny cars and generic... More

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful place to stay and visit. It's away from the crowds of Durban. We stayed at the Oyster Box Hotel and had great views of the rocks, crashing surf, and the light house. Do yourself a favor, and visit this place.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The beach is beautiful, clean, the rocky area accessible with people fishing, pretty pier. Promenade is beautifully paved and runs along the beach, benches to rest if you need, used by all ages. Selection of restaurants from fast food to high end, many different cuisines. Two grocery stores in the same area. Easy access to ATMs.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Two weeks of shirtless and barefoot heaven. But only if you are trendy and good looking. Umhlanga Rocks features great weather, warm oceans and a great beach. Some of the best hotels and best vacations ever.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Good location, now there is a swarm of developments, with the possible fear of overcrowding in the future, however the area has given rise to many amenities for the discerning traveler

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Ushaka marine world has an amazing dolphin show, it is one of the best shows, very interesting and fun to attend!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a lovely place!! We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 week stay in Umhlanga from end April to early June with our daughter & son in law. Their apartment fronts the sea and the beach is directly below. Situated right next to the O’Conner Promenade, one can see people walking and jogging from 4.30 am till well past sundown. The walk... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Location excellent Fabulous beaches Great for eating out ( although not geared up for families unless you try the bigger hotels) Good nightlife Safety

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