Umhlanga in Durban, South Africa – Hints and Tips on what to do in Umhlanga.
Umhlanga is a residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban. It is a buzzing town with a wonderful atmosphere full of holiday apartments and hotels.
There are many things to do when visiting Umhlanga whether you are traveling alone or with your family or partner. Don’t miss the beautiful and safe beaches where you can go surfing or body boarding as well as snorkelling and exploring the rock pools.
A walk along the promenade is always such fun for the young through to the elderly. Let your children play and wander along the beach while you watch them and stroll along the promeande. There are always other people walking or running for both fun and fitness. The best times to go are early morning as well as early evening when you will be blessed with one of Africa’s beautiful sunrises or sunsets and may even catch a glimpse of the local school of dolphins.
Don’t miss out on sunset cocktails on the verandah at the newly rennovated Oyster Box Hotel. With a view over the calm ocean and lighthouse watch as the colours of the sky change while the sun sets behind you. A wonderfully romantic setting to say ‘I do’ or even to pop that special question.
For an educational experience go and visit the Natal Sharks Board. Here you can watch as a shark found in the nets is disected to try and learn more about it’s diet and behaviour. Watch a short presentation on the study of sharks and how scientists have discovered and are improving on ways to keep bathers safe in our warm waters. You will also be able to peruse through the exhibition the Sharks Board have to teach you even more about the predators of the sea.
Only a few hundred metres south of the Natal Sharks Board is Gateway Theatre of Shopping filled with 380 top-notch retailers, 18 movie cinemas, an IMAX theatre, 6 Nouveau Cinemas, a playhouse called the Barnyard Theatre, restaurants, a Wave House, a games arcade, a skate park designed by Tony Hawk, climbing rock, gym, tenpin bowling, clubs, dodgem cars, Valet Parking, Adventure Golf, science centre and theme park as well as a Nissan 4×4 track it will be very difficult for you not to find something the whole family will enjoy.
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Graeme Watson is a world traveller and promotes the destinations he has personally visited online. Born and bred in Durban, South Africa, Graeme promotes Durban through various websites and blogs and is also promoting the Durban Olympic bid in 2020. Graeme is also an Orlando expert, and is also a graduate of UCLA at the Los Angeles Travel Academy, and promotes Los Angeles as well.