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Umhlanga Main Beach

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Address: Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Umhlanga Beaches worth a visit.

Quality beaches with Indian Ocean breakers. Good for swimming, paddling and surfing. Life savers on public beaches. Definitely worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Neil B
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quality beaches with Indian Ocean breakers. Good for swimming, paddling and surfing. Life savers on public beaches. Definitely worth a visit.

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is no beach left. Tall buildings are erected and there is NO parking or very little. I will most certain NOT recommend this as a day-out venue.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach is great, has nice restaurants on the promenade and is perfect for a swim or a stroll. There are shower facilities too, if you need to clean up and wash the sand off. I noticed that the E. Coli count is regularly tested, so we know it's hygienic.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely clean beach with miles of golden sand. Lovely amenities and easy access to Durban main beach..

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Thank Frank T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time. Able to tour the lagoon also. The waves in the Indian Ocean are so powerful that, if you time it exactly right, you can body surf all the way up the beach. People are friendly, security is appreciated and in the background.

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Durban, South Africa
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Umhlanga Rocks has a beautiful beach stretch. there is a walk along the whole promenade that is used by holiday makers enjoying the year round weather or others exercising. The beach has great protected swimming and rocks to explore in. Really worth travelling from Durban for.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too crowded, compared to Durban's beaches. You can find some quieter spots if you'd like a peaceful day in the sun.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many stunning beaches in South Africa but for me this wasn't one of them. I took a group of children out of the day and heading here expecting it to be a fun place. Unfortunately, there was little to do other than look at the lighthouse, which you cannot go inside and to look at the small promenade... More 

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Sandy Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is great, beats the nearby Durban's Golden Mile by a large margin. Friendly for families and couples. Walking promenade, great food, friendly beach - what not to like.

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Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A clean and well maintained beach that is good to families with kids too. It has places to sir, relax to.

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