Destination guide

Explore the sunny setting in Umhlanga

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Umhlanga. Well known for its cafes, shark watching and cocktail bars, this trendy city won't disappoint. Sahara Stadium Kingsmead and uShaka Marine World are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Umhlanga

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Umhlanga a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • UShaka Marine World (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Mount Edgecombe Country Club (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Beachwood Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Windsor Park Golf Course (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Durban Country Club (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Mitchell Park Zoo (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Umhlanga

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Umhlanga. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Umhlanga Main Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Japanese Gardens (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Umhlanga

The nearest airport is in Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.), located 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Umhlanga?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 119 holiday lettings around Umhlanga. From 66 flats & apartments to 4 guest houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Umhlanga?

Nothing beats sand between your toes and sea breeze on your skin. It's time to wrangle your buddies for some lively beach action. HomeAway has 43 beachside rental properties for you to pick from. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has plenty more options, including:

  • 19 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 16 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 14 beach-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Umhlanga?

There's something really cool and chic about staying in an apartment like a local. Whether it's a scenic view you're looking for or just a place to kick back and relax, an apartment might just be perfect. You can take your pick from 121 different options on HomeAway. How does £32 a night sound? That's what you're looking at spending if you don't dilly dally! If that doesn't suit your group's style, we've got a number of other self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Bed & breakfast: 100 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £32 per night.
  • House: 32 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £25 per night.
  • Cottage: 8 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.

Can I stay in Umhlanga in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect holiday is spending time with your friends and loved ones in a completely new place. If you'll be hitting the road with a big group, HomeAway can help you. Apartment holiday rentals are the preferred option for big groups of guests, with 45 featured here. Rental properties in the area that are just right for bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 102 properties to rent perfectly suited for that size. Book a night for as little as £43.
  • If you've got 8 in your group, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 30 holiday rentals suitable. Prices start at £78 per night.
  • Looking for rentals to suit 5 people? You'll be glad to find out we have 21 that will fit the bill. You can book one for as little as £40 per night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can bring along your aunt, your brother and all your friends to Umhlanga.