Umhlanga Rocks is a tropical paradise - a place where jaded city dwellers are guaranteed leisure and enjoyment. This premier resort has been dubbed the 'Riviera' of the North Coast for good reason: beaches that offer endless opportunities for sun-worshippers, great accommodation, and the Continental charm of outdoor restaurants in a laid-back village atmosphere.
A favourite with walkers and joggers, the popular O'Connor Promenade winds above the beach from Durban View Park to the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve. Added to Umhlanga's landmark Lighthouse is the award-winning pier with its unique 'whalebone' design.
Warm water and near-perfect weather all year round ensure that the main beach buzzes with pleasure-seekers. Umhlanga's main beach has again been granted the international Blue Flag award for excellence for clean and safe beaches, and water that meets rigorous quality standards. Life guards are stationed at both Umhlanga main beach and Bronze beach. Shark nets run south from the Breakers resort, to just south of Granny's Pool.
Exploring the rock pools at low tide, finding oysters and mussels, and watching the ski-boats launch from Granny's Pool are some of the simple joys that this spot offers.
Things to do at Umhlanga Rocks include The Sharks Board, Sea Life - Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Surfing, Aeroplane trips, Dining and shopping.