Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Umhlanga Ridge (9.1 km from Umdloti Beach)
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...
Prestondale (8 km from Umdloti Beach)
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...
Galleries and Museums
Umhlanga Ridge (9.2 km from Umdloti Beach)
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...
Hillhead (3 km from Umdloti Beach)
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 Rocks (5.5 km from Umdloti Beach)
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...
Umhlanga Rocks (5.6 km from Umdloti Beach)
The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve borders the northern section of Umhlanga Rocks. It’s here that the beachfront O'Connor Promenade ends and where the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail begins. This is a must do trail for keen walkers and nature lovers.
A well-marked footpath meanders through pristine coastal forest to boardwalks that span the Ohlange...
Umhlanga Rocks (5.8 km from Umdloti Beach)
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.
Mount Moreland (6.1 km from Umdloti Beach)
By November every year, up to 3 million Barn Swallows can be seen flocking to Mount Moreland; South Africa's largest roost for migrating Barn Swallows.
Come set up at the lake before sundown, and you'll experience a remarkable spectacle half an hour before sunset. This attraction brings people from across the globe, and has been recognised as a...
Umhlanga Rocks (6.2 km from Umdloti Beach)
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 (7.7 km from Umdloti Beach)
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
Herrwood Park (8 km from Umdloti Beach)
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 (8.7 km from Umdloti Beach)
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...
Umhlanga Ridge (9.2 km from Umdloti Beach)
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...
Westbrook Beach (9.8 km from Umdloti Beach)
Westbrook Beach with it's lovely sand and warm waters is ideal for nice long walks and swimming.
Fishing is also a great activity on Westbrook's rock pools. The beach has qualified lifeguards on duty and is protected by shark nets.
Durban Metro (9.9 km from Umdloti Beach)
Situated in the Tongaat area, 14km from Ballito. Open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Closed on Saturdays out of season. Croc feeding is daily at 11:00am and 3:00pm. Guided tours are at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 3:30pm daily. Bush trails.