Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Umhlanga Ridge (7.6 km from Starwood)
Hip, hot and always happening, Wave House is the coolest place for youngsters to hang out in Durban. Conveniently located at Gateway’s Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga, it’s also a fantastic spot for a family outing, offering an awesome fusion of boardsport cultures.Choose an experience from mild to wild. Get n-n-nervous on the mighty D-Rex, the...
Galleries and Museums
Umhlanga Ridge (7.4 km from Starwood)
Friendship, good food, wine and brilliant entertainment – the Barnyard Theatre at Gateway is where it all comes together.
The first Barnyard Theatre started as a homely, rustic farm theatre in Plettenberg Bay where friends and family could be entertained and eat, drink and talk into the small hours of the morning. It proved to be such a winner...
Prestondale (8.3 km from Starwood)
An integral part of protecting the vibrant tourism industry, the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board has been protecting popular KZN beaches from shark incidents for over 40 years. KZNSB boats launch each morning to patrol the coast and clear the shark safety gear of any catches.
At least once a month each net is rotated ensuring that every net in the...
Hillhead (11 km from Starwood)
Superbly situated on 48 hectares of coastal highland, with 360 degree ocean and hinterland views, Sibaya combines spectacular elements inspired by traditional Zulu architecture with state-of-the-art technology, distilled from extensive research across the globe into the latest concepts in casino-resort entertainment.This magnificent gaming and...
Umhlanga Ridge (7.4 km from Starwood)
One of the biggest malls in the southern hemisphere, Gateway Theatre of Shopping offers an incredible choice with 380 top-notch retailer stores, the most up-to-date entertainment and sophisticated fashion.Visitors are guaranteed an experience way beyond what one would normally expect from a major shopping mall.Grab your kids and let them lose on...
Umhlanga Rocks (8.5 km from Starwood)
Situated at the edge of Umhlanga Rocks is The Ponds, a haven for many wetland and coastal forest birds and one of the best bird watching sites on the coast. Keen bird watchers come here mostly to utilize the two hides.
Umhlanga Rocks (8.7 km from Starwood)
The Hawaan Forest is a stunning indigenous woodland that dates back to hundreds of years. This beautiful sanctuary is home to valuable tropical tree species and various birds and animals. Not far is Umhlanga Ponds, one of the best birding sites on the North Coast. Entry is restricted to guided walks held on Saturdays at 8am. Bookings are...
La Lucia (9 km from Starwood)
La Lucia Mall offers an exclusive shopping experience in the heart of this holiday suburb.
With over 130 retailers you'll find everything you'll looking for and possibly more; from local favorites to top international brands.
Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 18:00;
Saturday: 8:30 - 17:00;
Sunday: 9:00 - 17:00.
Umhlanga Rocks (9.4 km from Starwood)
Visit a lighthouse on the Sugar Coast that once caused an un-nautical stir – draped in a condom!
The landlubber nonsense on Umhlanga's beach was all for a noble cause and brought a massive HIV-Aids awareness message on World Aids Day. The red and white 21-metre tall lighthouse was draped in fabric to resemble a giant condom and inscribed with the...
Umhlanga Rocks (9.5 km from Starwood)
Ocean Blue Scuba is an authorized PADI Dive Centre based in Umhlanga Rocks. All levels of divers are catered for, whether it is on a reef, a wreck, and deep or shallow, boat or shore entry. Courses are available from Open Water Diver through to Dive Masters.
If you're short on time, join them for a Discover Scuba Diving experience in uShaka...
Spa and Wellness
Herrwood Park (9.7 km from Starwood)
The Spa’s six treatments rooms are an oasis of calm where the stresses and strains of everyday life are alleviated by a gentle, therapeutic massage treatment, based on ancient cleansing rituals.
Uniquely and proudly, The Spa also has within its elegant chambers one of South Africa’s only Hammams - a sensual bathing retreat which evolved over a...
Umhlanga Rocks (9.9 km from Starwood)
Walk on the wild side in Umhlanga, Zulu for "place of the reeds", and named for the abundance of reeds on the banks of the Ohlange River.
The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail takes visitors on a fascinating discovery of the regions natural heritage and forests that is ages old. This delightful hour-and-a-half trail wanders through superb coastal...
Umhlanga (9.9 km from Starwood)
The facilities along Umhlanga’s beachfront are similar to what you may expect at other world famous beach destinations. The clean, white sandy beach and warm water of the Indian Ocean waters beckons. There are great seafood restaurants with seating almost on the beach.
Park on Lagoon Drive and walk down "Walkway to the Beach" (signposted). Some...
Spa and Wellness
Virginia (Durban) (10.1 km from Starwood)
Overlooking the Greens of The Durban Country Club's famed Beechwood Golf Course, The Spa offers a stunning panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. In this haven of peace and luxury we invite you to come and enjoy the wide range of services and treatments available.
The Spa offers a wide variety of therapeutic and beauty therapies and treatments,...
Peter Road (10.3 km from Starwood)
A large variety of orchids and exotic plants from all over the world. Plants are for sale. Visit our tropical tea garden and restaurant for delicious and fantastic meals, or take a stroll around the gardens and enjoy the abundant bird life.