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uMhlanga Sands Resort
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

We have owned timeshare at this hotel for nearly 20 years, but rarely used it as we emigrated to Australia. This year we decided that the July school holidays would be at the Sands and we were not disappointed. I'm always wary of security when I holiday anywhere in south africa - but at the Sands in fact throughout the whole of Uhhlanga there was absolutely no need for concern and each morning my husband and I walked along the beachfront from the lighthouse to the reserve.
The kids were down at the pool most days and with access to the beach from the hotel so easy they had a great time.
We rarely ate at the hotel because there are so many great little restaurants and bars in the umhlanga cafe strip about a km up the road but we did try that spur for dinner one evening and it was a good evening .
Entertainment at the Sands was the usual volley ball, games around the pool and a couple of the evenings there was a bring & braai type arrangement (we think the hotel should have provided salads and rolls rather than just the braai and then it becomes expensive to go to the Spur for accompanyments)
If I have a gripe - it's that the hotel does not offer free WiFi - you can buy a voucher for R50 which lasts a day - but it's not secure and for a hotel group like Southern Suns , it was really surprising that throughout the hotel you has to pay, even inhotspots)
Needless to say - we had a great holiday and were very sorry to leave and rather than take another 17 years to return - next tine will definitely be alot sooner

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

An outstanding location satisfying every need and want - the refurbished Lifestyle Resort is delightful, well managed, secure and energised by staff who really do care

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Right on the beach, can't ask for more. Enough to keep you busy around Umhlanga. especially if all you want to do is relax on the beach. Gateway shopping centre isn't far either, if you want a wide variety of places to eat out. Hotel staff were more than helpful. Hotel itself is what you would expect for the rating it has.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Travelling with infants is difficult and when a hotel is willing to help at the last minute, it lifts your spirits. We arrived really early in Durban so I phoned for an early check in, we where 15 minutes away. They said no problem, what a relief. Check in was seamless, the rooms all have an amazing view of the ocean. The activities around the pool for the family meant we didn't have to leave the resort for entertainment for the kids. We really got to relax!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

We had a family of 12 stay here from infants to adults and it was a perfect spot! There's so much to do and see! Their centrally located to everything. And the staff is very attentive.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank dougnbrooke
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

i have been to the sands before and it was brilliant, now sad to say they have turned it into a office enviroment the rooms have no warmth the pool area has plastic grass when you order a drink it comes in a plastic cup the whole atmosphere is one of a corprate enviroment and will not see me again.i have to compliment the staff as they are great but it just does not work.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank edward k
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

I go to this hotel almost every year i'm due to go back in Feb 2013 the staff are grate the pools are clean
the entertainment for children is wonderful the food is lovely the only thing is i am wondering what it is like after it has been refurbish, is the arcade for the kids still there? if you have been this year can you please let me no what it looks like :) the beach is right outside the hotel the staff are lovely and really friendly, This is one lovely place to be all year round, Feb is very very hot i hope this helps anyone who wishes to go there :). grate places to go are as follows: the natal sharks board in umhalanga, ushaka marine world in Durban and Gateway shopping center for shopping, cinema, arcades and go carting these are MUST GOES if you travel to South Africa with children or with out also you can go deep sea fishing easy to book near the beach we did that last year it way excellent and i will do it again. Have a lovely holiday :)

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank Rachel O
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Additional Information about uMhlanga Sands Resort

Address: 44 Lagoon Drive | Myezo Park, Umhlanga Rocks 5099, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $30 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — uMhlanga Sands Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An idyllic resort located mere steps away from the pristine Umhlanga beachfront, the Umhlanga Sands Timeshare Resort is the perfect location for travellers looking for something out of the ordinary. Sporting easy access to all the major tourist attractions as well as fantastic facilities geared towards holiday activities, the Umhlanga Sands is a perfect destination for families seeking self-catering Timeshare accommodation in KwaZulu Natal. ... more   less 
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