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uMhlanga Sands Resort

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44 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
uMhlanga Sands Resort
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Haven't been back to this resort for 15 years and was really impressed with state of the hotel subsequent to upgrade. Outstanding accommodation and staff are pleasant, efficient and really professional. What a pleasure. Highly recommended (especially out of season - must be a nightmare during school vac)

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Alberton
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been visiting uMhlanga Sands for more than 30 years and the service, quality of the rooms, restaurants ext. are always excellent. The location is perfect. I can definitely recommend this hotel.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a week there in July. The weather is great all year round and its the perfect time to get in a 'summer' holiday. The kids activities are great. Wide variety of food. Good service. The rooms are modern and clean. Highly recommend it for a week of fun for the kids. Only issue was the leaking shower we had.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually go to the Beacon Island Hotel in Plettenberg Bay, but decided instead to spend the week in Umhlanga Rocks at the Umhlanga Sands. I had booked for the Cabana Beach, but upon looking at what that resort had to offer my wife and I decided to look at the Umhlanga Sands Hotel. We were so glad that we... More 

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Benoni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value for money. Nice and clean. Friendly people. Lovely place for a good holiday. Food good value for money. Staff always willing to help. Location very good. Safe for the hole family. Love to walk on the beach, safe and clean.

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pretoria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended holiday destination especially for families with teenagers. rooms are clean and well serviced. excellent facilities. restaurants on site are great. Entertainment for kids awesome. Excellent value for money.

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic experience. I already look forward to my next visit to the Sands at uMhlanga. This resort must be amongst the top ten resorts in South Africa. I love the new bathrooms, well done! I have been visiting the Sands since 1982 and will keep going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the week 28 March-4 April 2015 at this Hotel. We were on 11th floor and just loved it,as it was more quiet than the lower floors we stayed in a previous time. Lovely sea views from our spacious bedroom. Well equipped kitchenette and newly renovated bathroom. Great adult pool! Relaxing facial at the Salon on the Mezzanine,then straight... More 

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Strand, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went here for our honeymoon and we couldn't have asked for better. The weather in Umhlanga in June is lovely and warm most of the week we were there, so we could swim and sun bathe almost every day. The adult pool was the best part of this, and also the fact that you exit the hotel property and... More 

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Wilderness, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stayed in room 1412 from 29 May to 05 June 2015. Beautifull setting and overall good experience however, i did not appreciate the dirt stain on the 2nd room carpet, the stain on the coach, single duvet covers that were way bigger than the actual duvets and, stains on main bedroom linnen. Some kitchen cupboard hinges were loose. The... More 

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