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Umhlanga Main Beach

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Great bathing beach

Durban winter is still international summer as its always warm. Great sand, lovely vibe. Lifeguards... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Danesan M
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Durban, South Africa
Good for walking and jogging

Not a great beach for swimming as it shelves quite steeply, but the promenade is great, full of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
robr590
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Durban winter is still international summer as its always warm. Great sand, lovely vibe. Lifeguards on duty in the day.

Thank Danesan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a great beach for swimming as it shelves quite steeply, but the promenade is great, full of people walking and running.

Thank robr590
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just love the 2,5 km long promenade that has joggers and walkers abound. The beach has life guards on duty, shark nets to make bathers feel safe, plenty of cafes, restaurants, takeaways for ever popular mini doughnuts, organised entertainment and competitions during the holiday...More

Thank HeatherL007
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is endless... nice people around... the sound of the waves, you walk in a peaceful meditative mode. İts safe and secure.. clean.. heavenly...

Thank Banu K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s beautiful and clean. Safe areas to swim. Lovely peer and path to walk through with benches along the way. Always a must when in the area.

Thank Tracy N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Umhlanga beach during a recent stay. Terribly disappointed with the amount of litter on the beach and the large number of drunk people on the beach.

Thank jacop460
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Umhlanga beach area is amazing if you want to chill, if you want to swim don't waste your time, you'll look like you came out world war three. The rocks are plenty and the backwash makes you know that. Five minutes in and I ran...More

Thank ra584
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach , clean and tidy great sea views , very nice to relax and enjoy or just take to the water , ideal for fishing and just to rest and relax , well worth spending the day

Thank 545jeromef
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Family friendly, good for chilling; swimming and surfing. Really good restaurants, hotels and cafes. My girls loved running around and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Thank Stylin2308
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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful safe beach. Lagoon is adjacent at the breakers resort. Great for fishing. Quite rocky but there are designated swimming areas. Sand is very rough. I would advise people to use aqua soles whilst swimming to avoid getting cuts.

Thank mohamedaG3062BN
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Jojo B
August 8, 2017|
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Response from PBPG | Reviewed this property |
Not in winter, no it won't be that lively
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Chany2701
July 31, 2017|
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Response from Justin L | Reviewed this property |
No lockers
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mehdirani
May 17, 2016|
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Response from Louisdu | Reviewed this property |
I would really recommend The Breakers Resort or Umhlangha Sands Hotel...both on Lagoon Drive in Umhlanga
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