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Umhlanga Rocks

Beaches · Shopping Malls · Casinos
Hailed as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, Umhlanga Rocks boasts beautiful coastlines best suited for surfing, fishing, and whale and dolphin viewing. A trip to Umhlanga Rocks reveals an economically flourishing town, which quickly transformed from sugarcane farmland into a tourism haven filled with shopping centers, international restaurants, luxury hotels, lively promenades, and nature trails. While some older neighborhoods still maintain their traditional look, the waterfront shows off a freshly modernized side with a European flair. Visitors take their vacation in Umhlanga Rocks mainly for its subtropical climate and diverse natural environment, which provide excellent conditions for cycling, rafting, sky diving, hiking, camping, and much more. Take stress off the schedule by using our South Africa travel itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Umhlanga Rocks

A majority of Umhlanga Rocks' large and small accommodations lie either next to the shoreline, or between the neighborhoods of Umhlanga Ridge and Prestondale. Many five-star hotels offer refined rooms and suites, as well as fine-dining and spa treatments for those who have money to spend. If you opt for something more budget-friendly, try the guesthouses near route M12, or head towards the major shopping centers to find inns and bed and breakfasts close by.
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