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Umhlanga Rocks, is the lively port town of Durban on the east coast of South Africa. The town that has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world looks to the Indian Ocean. Umhlanga can be reached in 10 minutes from Durban and has dozens of luxurious and comfortable resorts along blue flag beaches that continue for 200 kilometres. If you go to the inner parts of the town, you are met with sugar cane fields that appear endless, the Indanda Reservoir, and mysterious valleys. Where the beach ends, there is the World Heritage Site Isimangaliso Wetland Park, which in the Zulu language means ‘miracle’. ln Umhlanga Rocks you will meet with a first class service both in regards to nightlife and an ocean holiday. You can fill your heart with golden beaches and sunshine. Because of these characteristics and the tropical climate, those wanting a romantic holiday or those on their honeymoon especially prefer this resort town.

Umhlanga Rocks is the first place in South Africa, since 1962, where the local shark life cycle has been protected and today there are almost 400 protection areas in around 50 beaches. The unparalleled under water life is rich with swamps, reserves, and shellfish. One of the most vibrant locations for scuba diving, there is an extra element of adrenalin as you can come face to face with a Zambezi shark! The possibility to watch whales and dolphins is another characteristic that separates Umhlanga Rocks from all other beaches. It is possible to surf and do open sea fishing in the water. Golfers love this town where there is almost one golf course per kilometre. Another apealling aspect of the town is the world famous Gateway Shopping Centre, which is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Umhlanga Rocks is next to the developed road network, only a few minutes away from King Shaka International Airport situated in Durban.

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