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Umhlanga at a glance

It’s hot, it’s bold, and as it continues to attract more multibillion-rand residential and retail property developments – and more ultra-wealthy international investors - Umhlanga is increasingly looking like South Africa’s own Dubai.

Attractions for an increasingly cosmopolitan mix of high-end holidaymakers include the warm sea, great weather year-round and proximity to top-class golf courses, Big Five game reserves and the Drakensberg and St Lucia world heritage sites.

The Umhlanga Ridge commercial and business node are in fact already the new financial heart of KwaZulu-Natal, where all the top regional companies in the ITC, pharmacy, shipping, logistics and import/export sectors have their headquarters and where the regional offices of many national corporations and professional groups are also located. This has led to Umhlanga also being called ‘Sandton by the Sea’.

The Village in Chartwell Drive is the hub of nightlife and caters to various dining experiences. Most famous is The George that is a favourite among all locals and always packed for every sporting event. Other restaurants include Salsa, Little Havana, Olive and Oil, Chefs Table to name but a few.

Umhlanga promenade is a 5km paved walkway along the coastline. Every Saturday morning the Umhlanga Park Run takes place here.

Bronze beach is next to the pier and diving and fishing boats also launch from here to take out divers as well as deep sea fisherman. The beach is also great for surfing and kite surfing.

Pearls of Umhlanga also provide unique dining and shopping experiences for locals and visitors.

Things To Do

  • Oyster box – Lighthouse bar
  • Gateway shopping centre
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium – Sky Car and The Big Swing
  • UShaka Aquarium
  • Sibaya Casino and Entertainment
  • Mangwanani Spa

Schools

  • Atholton Primary School
  • La Lucia Primary School
  • Reddam House Umhlanga
  • Umhlanga Pre Primary
  • Montessori-Life Pre-primary
  • Seedlings Pre School
  • Crawford Pre-Primary School
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