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UMHLANGA POCKET GUIDE CONTENTS about umhlanga........................................04 accommodation........................................07 b&b accommodation...............................11 events..........................................................16 dining out....................................................17 2 Umhlanga & Surrounds - Pocket Guide

map....................................................... 20/22 shopping......................................................24 tourist attractions....................................28 services........................................................33 useful numbers.........................................36


This official guide is published in association with Umhlanga Tourism Information Office Tel: 031-561 4257 | Fax: 031-561 6943 info@umhlangatourism.co.za | www.umhlangatourism.co.za PUBLISHER: Azalea Promotions Tel: +27 (0)31 564 3425 Design: Logo Graphics | www.azalea.co.za Cover pic: Andrew Harvard | Advertising: Roswyn Kalinowski While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this product, the publishers cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions that may occur. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the publishers.

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About Umhlanga WELCOME TO UMHLANGA ROCKS

Visitors from around the world flock to the holiday resort village of Umhlanga Rocks to relax and have fun on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Situated north of the vibrant Port City of Durban, Umhlanga faces the the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and has the best accommodation, with superb holiday apartments, luxury hotels, lodges & B&B’s.

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About Umhlanga It also has up-market, first world Shopping Centres. Umhlanga offers the best South African tour operators, a wealth of entertainment, restaurants and nature trails, all in a secure environment. The spectacular Gateway shopping centre and Sibaya Casino are some of the key attractions that Umhlanga Rocks has to offer. Ocean enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers will be in their element; surfing, deep-sea fishing, whale watching and dolphin viewing, scuba diving, kite boarding

and microlight flips are just some of the many activities available on this wonderful stretch of coastline. For the serious golfers there are many superb golf courses all within a 15 minute drive of Umhlanga. Umhlanga is also a paradise for the romantically inclined and many people either tie the knot here or spend their honeymoon here. It’s just a ten-minute drive on the N2 (southbound) from King Shaka Airport and situated on the northern beaches of KwaZulu-Natal, 16 kilometres from the centre of Durban.

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About Umhlanga

The world class Umhlanga Promenade spans the length of the Umhlanga shoreline and is a favourite with joggers and walkers. The award winning Pier is also a must see and was recently voted the “Best Pier in the World” by CNN. Scenic nature trails, horse trails and bird watching are available for those needing a day of escape to pristine natural surrounds. For serious golfers there are a number of superb golf courses, all within a 15-minute drive of Umhlanga. SURROUNDING AREAS INCLUDE... DURBAN NORTH – a tree-lined suburb that is growing in stature with regard to it’s vibey restaurant strips offering an array of eateries to suit every palate. LA LUCIA – Up-market, quiet, scenic and convenient are the best ways to describe this seaside suburb. Located 6 Umhlanga & Surrounds - Pocket Guide

between Durban North and Umhlanga, La Lucia is not only central, but also boasts its own features and amenities. MOUNT EDGECOMBE, named after the seat of the Earl of Mount Edgecombe in Cornwall, England, lies in a tropical garden setting of flowering creepers, plants and tall trees, with a Hindu temple gracing the town’s northern border. UMDLOTI takes its name from the Umdloti River. At the river mouth is a spacious lagoon and the holiday resort of Umdloti, with guesthouses B&B’s and holiday apartments, overlooking the beach and a rockenclosed tidal pool. WESTBROOK BEACH has shark nets, for safe swimming, while surf-fishing is the main pastime along the golden beach expanses leading to Umdloti. TONGAAT situated inland, twenty minutes north of Umhlanga, nestles in the heart of lush sugar cane fields.


Accommodation Unique to Tongaat is the annual Brake Village Kavady Festival, usually held during the Easter period. The Tongaat market has a vibrant atmosphere enhanced by a myriad of spices and traditional goods which are sold here at bargain prices. The whole of Umhlanga coastline offers a wide range of quality accommodation to suit the needs of every traveller. Facilities range from world class, luxury hotels to affordable self-catering apartments, B&B establishments & guest houses.

Excellent standards of service, warm hospitality, modern amenities and fine cuisine will ensure that your hardearned vacation or weekend getaway is a memorable experience. Enjoy spectacular views of the warm, azure ocean and watch dolphins at play or whales swim by majestically from sea-facing balconies. Relax and catch your breath in sumptuous surrounds and receive pampered attention as you soak up the sun and laze away your days.

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Accommodation HOTELS Beverly Hills Hotel......... 031 561 2211 City Lodge Umhlanga.......031 580 7000 Coastlands Hotel ..............031 514 6500 Endless Horizons...............031 564 0360 Gateway Hotel....................031 536 9200 Holiday Inn Express .........031 514 9000 Lamercy Beach Hotel.......032 941 6221 Oyster Box Hotel................031 514 5000 Protea Hotel Umhlanga.............................031 561 4413 Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge.................031 582 6000

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Riverside Hotel...................031 563 0600 Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge ................031 580 7200 Royal Palm Hotel...............031 581 8000 Royal Sibaya Hotel............031 580 5145 Sibaya Lodge.......................031 580 5000 Southern Sun Garden Court ......................031 514 5500 The Square Boutique Hotel...................031 566 1814 Urban Park Hotel...............087 350 4662


Accommodation TIMESHARE RESORTS Breakers Resort.................031 561 2271 Cabana Beach Resort.......031 561 2371 Umhlanga Sands Resort....................................031 561 2323

Mzansi Tour.........................031 304 2929

LETTING AGENCIES UMHLANGA Hola World...........................0860 456 456 Holiday at its Leisure........086 045 6456 Holidays Miles....................031 566 1384 Info Site Letting..................031 561 2560 Chas Everitt.................... 031 561 5838

Beach Holiday.....................083 415 5650

Quantumn Sun...................031 561 4951 Umhlanga Accommodation............. 031 561 2012 Umhlanga Umhlanga Flat Services................... 031 561 1511 Umhlanga Holidays........ 031 561 4157 UMDLOTI Umdloti Letting..................031 568 1055

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Accommodation UMHLANGA HOLIDAYS

• Holiday & Permanent Accommodation • Property Administration • Cleaning Service • Timeshare Rental The Oyster Box Hotel remains one of SA’s most loved hotels and its restaurants offer inspired menus to guests. The Lighthouse Bar is a breathtaking location for cocktails or sundowners and is the place to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.

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25 CHARTWELL CENTRE UMHLANGA TEL: 031 - 561 4157 / 561 1131 FAX: 031 - 561 1119 E-mail: info@umhlangaholidays.co.za Web: www.umhlangaholidays.co.za Web: www.umhlangaholidays.durban


B&B Accommodation B&B’s are usually individually or family owned and dinner is generally not served. Some B&B’s however offer a self catering option or dinner by arrangement. They offer all of the amenities (and even luxury, in some cases) that hotels offer, while still being affordable.

Mount Edgecombe

Gumtree Lodge • Gumtree Lodge offers Bed & Breakfast accommodation in 12 luxuriously appointed suites. • Stunning pool and BBQ area. • Wireless internet. DSTV. Secure parking on site. • Fifteen minutes from King Shaka International Airport. Bordering Mt. Edgecombe Golf Estate. • PERSONALISED TOURS AND SAFARIS TO ZULULAND, MOZAMBIQUE AND KRUGER PARK. • FREE LOCAL TRANSFERS

TEL: 031-539 1360 FAX: 031-539 7188

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B&B Accommodation Umhlanga

Anchor’s Rest Guest House B&B / Self-Catering

TEL: 031-561 7380 CELL: 083 631 9344

Escape to a tranquil, tropical oasis in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, situated minutes from the beach, shops, restaurants and vibrant night life. Close to Gateway, business parks, golf courses and tourist attractions. Large, superior rooms with private entrance, patio and BBQ facilities, plus double sea facing rooms. All rooms airconditioned with DStv and free wi-fi. Delicious English breakfasts. Secure parking. Credit cards, daily laundry service. Children 10+ welcome. 14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga 4319 • Website: www.anchorsrest.co.za E-Mail: enquiries@anchorsrest.co.za • Fax: 031-561 6249

Cathy’s Place B&B / Self Catering Family guesthouse and a number of self-catering garden units available. Ten minutes walk to the beach and five minutes to the restaurants and shopping centres. Guests can relax in the restful garden setting at either the rock pool or at the large training pool. Private braai facilities for each unit, TV (DSTV bouquet) & A/C is standard in each unit, as well as free WiFi. Rooms are serviced daily. Beach towels are supplied when requested. Continental or full English breakfast is available. 18 Stanley Grace Cres., Umhlanga Rocks Fax: 031-561 3015 Email: cathysbb@mweb.co.za • www.cathysplace.co.za

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TEL: 031-561 3286 CELL: 082-573 1474


B&B Accommodation Five Burnham Guest House

TEL: 031 572 3019

Tuscan style 4 star graded (SATGC) boutique guest house. 9 luxurious rooms all en suite. All the rooms have air conditioning, bar fridge, safes, ceiling fans, hairdryers, coffee and tea making facilities, free wi-fi. 24hr CCTV and secure parking. Public areas include a swimming pool and lapa braai area. From our central courtyard you can easily reach all the guest areas of the B&B. We are literally only 1 minutes drive from Umhlanga’s famed golden beaches. 5 Burnham Drive, Umhlanga mail@fiveburnham.co.za • www.fiveburnham.co.za

Honey Pot B&B En suite units overlooking the garden. Each room contains plasma LCD TV’s with M-Net, DSTV, DVD/CD, tea and coffee facilities, microwave, toaster, fridge, telephone, Wi-fi, internet connection. Pool and braai. Secure parking. Close to Umhlanga village, beaches and restaurants. Family Unit available which sleeps 4. Full business facilities available.

TEL: 031-561 3795 CELL: 083-675 8749

11 Hilken Drive, Umhlanga • heather@honeypotguesthouse.com www.honeypotguesthouse.com

Jessica’s B&B/Self Catering Comfortable fully equipped self-catering and B&B garden units in tropical garden setting with swimming rock pool and braai/BBQ. Quiet area opposite Hawaan Nature Reserve. Secure parking. Traditional South African breakfasts. Close to beaches, Umhlanga Village and Gateway Shopping Centre. Airport transfers. Credit cards accepted. 35 Portland Drive, Umhlanga • hallgren@iafrica.com www.jessicaskzn.co.za • Fax: 086 509 5745

TEL: 031-561 3369 CELL: 083 779 3369

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B&B Accommodation La Loggia B&B Top class accommodation in luxury house with sea views, air-conditioning, M-Net and Satellite TV. Pool in tropical garden with BBQ and bar facilities, secure parking. Excellent Service. New! See virtual tour. Web: www.laloggia.co.za. FREE Wireless Internet.

TEL: 031-561 2411 CELL: 082 531 7065

57 Herrwood Drive, Umhlanga Rocks • Fax: 031 561 7560 laloggiab@gmail.com • www.laloggia.co.za

Manaar House B & B / Self Catering Luxury double rooms with en suite bathrooms. Well appointed, four sleeper, self catering apartment and two sleeper studio with modern fully equipped kitchens. Fully serviced. Satellite TV, air conditioning, FREE internet access and private entrances. Secure under cover parking. Swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Sumptuous breakfasts. Close to the beach, restaurants and bars in Umhlanga.

TEL: 031-561 7902 CELL: 083 439 2278

16 Manaar Road, Umhlanga 4319. www.manaarhouse.co.za E-Mail: hogie@iafrica.com Fax: 086 603 6088

Tesorino B&B Elegantly decorated, air-conditioned rooms, some with views over the pool and tropical garden. All situated upstairs each with own patio. Executive/Honeymoon room available with full en suite bathroom. Other amenities include satellite tv, hairdryer and safe. Rooms are serviced daily - laundry service available. Umhlanga village and beach are within walking distance. 34 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks info@tesorino.co.za • www.tesorino.co.za

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TEL: 031-561 2719 CELL: 084 582 4952


B&B Accommodation uShaka Manor Guest House

TEL: 031-561 2028 CELL: 082 552 5323 Modern home, decorated in an African theme. Combining style and warmth with generous hospitality and personal service. uShaka Manor is situated in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, within walking distance to shops and beach, ideally positioned for business or leisure. uShaka Manor sets the mood beautifully - whether it’s relaxing alongside the rock swimming pool with a cocktail, enjoying the peace and tranquility of the tropical garden or end the evening in our plush lounge. Six sophisticated bedrooms have quality white percale linen, air-conditioning, DSTV, DVD, hospitality trays, bar fridges, hair dryers, bathrobes and safe. Each has own entrance some with jacuzzi bath and balcony overlooking the rock pool. Full English and Continental breakfast. Laundry service and towels. Limo. Transfers. Secure parking. WIFI. Self-catering units. 24 Stanley Grace Crescent • Fax: 031-561 2026 • GPS 29˚43’46”S, 31˚4’53”E dlowes@ushakamanor.co.za • www.ushakamanor.co.za

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Olwandle Guesthouse

Tel: +27(0)31 572 2147 Cell: 072 318 5426

Olwandle Guest House is Conveniently located in Durban North, surrounded by a number of fine dining restaurants, idyllic golf courses and beautiful beaches. We offer 9 en-suite Bedrooms that are fully air-conditioned with DStv channels, Breakfast daily, Dinner on request, Wifi, Credit card and Fax facilities. We are 15 minutes away from King Shaka International Airport and 10 minutes from the Durban International Conventional Centre. 6 Ashley Avenue, Glenashley, Durban North E-mail: info@olwandle.co.za • Website: www.olwandle.co.za Umhlanga & Surrounds - Pocket Guide 15


EVENTS Umhlanga is an all year round ‘fun in the sun’ family destination. There are loads if activities on the beach and around Umhlanga particularly in the holidays.

Umhlanga Summer Festival 12 – 23 December 2016 The Umhlanga Summer Festival is a multifaceted beach carnival consisting of beach, water sport and land activities and entertainment. Looking for fun things to do near Ballito? Sugar Rush Park is just the place. We are a family-focused destination that caters for everyone, from tiny tots to gran and gramps. Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle for the whole family, by encouraging fun outdoor activities such as riding and running, or just plain jungle gym climbing. The magic of Sugar Rush is our wide open spaces, secure parking, refreshment facilities and a host of activities to keep all members of the family actively involved. We are 16 Umhlanga & Surrounds - Pocket Guide

situated on the KZN North Coast. With a playground big enough for adults and kids, easy accessibility from Ballito and a spacious farmyard setting. The perfect family outing! For those wanting to simply have a relaxing, hassle-free day out, away from the bustling city life – come give us a visit! We are but a stone’s throw away Durban and Umhlanga, and it’s definitely worth the drive coming from other areas. We promise that you won’t be disappointed with the abundance of activities available. Contact 087 351 2954 for more info or email: info@sugarrush.co.za.


Dining Out Experience the warmth of modern, upmarket restaurants in Umhlanga and the surrounding area. Delectable dishes and impeccable hospitality await you. Great grills, seafood, light meals, grills and pub lunches can be enjoyed and the best local wines are available. There is also an extensive array of chicken, beef, fish, pizzas and vegetable dishes at many unpretentious eateries with a warm and welcoming ambience. Little Havana is set above the buzzing Granada Square in Umhlanga and offers patrons a fresh and airy indoor-outdoor dining experience. Little Havana’s slick, contemporary design and décor create a space that’s elegant and relaxed yet still sophisticated making it a perfect choice for anything from a meal with family and friends, to a private celebration or a business get together. When the temptation to satisfy a craving for nothing other than Chinese beacons, head on over to Ming Bow restaurant. They offer efficient and friendly service with delicious food.

Chinese Restaurant & Take-Away

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 75 Protea Mall, Umhlanga (Protea Hotel) Seafacing Patio, Entrance in Ridge Road (opp. Buxton Spar Centre)

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shopping Shopping centres provide world-class shopping, plenty of entertainment, the latest movies and delicious food in conveniently situated and safe surroundings. Whether you are looking for something specific, have time on your hands to browse around or just love to shop, the boutiques, chain stores and specialist shops in the country’s malls have it all. Chartwell Centre Situated in Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga. Plenty of paid parking available. Granada Square Located in 16 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga this centre offers a selection of shops and restaurants. Two hour free parking.

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The UK Emporium is based in Durban and currently imports, retails and distributes around 200 products from it’s shop in Umhlanga Rocks. The UK Emporium will provide you with an efficient and friendly ordering and delivery service at a competitive price.


shopping Keddah, an awesome South African gift shop, established in 2001 situated at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. They will soon be relocating to Umhlanga Rocks at the Pearls of Umhlanga & renamed Awesome Africa. Their speciality is small easy to transport functional gifts made in SA for the home and corporate use. Stockists of ostrich eggs, silver jewellery, candles, Hooligans kids clothing, beaded cutlery and dolls as well as t-shirts. Hand painted & hand embroided table

runners, cushion covers & placemats. Glassware, ceramic ware, toys and magnets. Something for everyone!!! Lighthouse Mall located in Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga. A retail centre located in the old Umhlanga town centre, 2km away from Umhlanga Ridge precinct and is the pivotal centre of Umhlanga’s CBD. The road side frontage has enabled the mall to create a cafÊ / boulevard styled feel. Be sure to visit Pick n Pay where you will find low prices and smart savings for the entire family.

UMHLANGA ROCKS

Low Prices Smart Savings 031 561 6365

Email: fumhlanga@pnp.co.za Shop 16 - Lighthouse Mall - 14 Chartwell Drive Umhlanga & Surrounds - Pocket Guide 25


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Gateway Theatre Of Shopping A grand combination of shopping and entertainment, with everything from designer stores, restaurants, 18 cinemas and the popular Barnyard live theatre venue, to up-market outlets for African curios and art. The Gateway complex also caters for sport enthusiasts with facilities for skateboarding, BMX, rock climbing as well as an impressive Wave Pool. Tel: 031-566 2332. Umhlanga Plaza Located in Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga. La Lucia Mall Located in William Campbell Ave, La Lucia. For an exclusive shopping experience. 115 quality stores including Pick n Pay, Woolworths, Stuttafords, Edgars, Truworths, Mr Price, Food Lovers Market and Boardmans. Extensive open and undercover parking. Tel: (031) 562 8420

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Tourist attractions Golf

A number of spectacular golf courses are situated within easy reach of central Umhlanga. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, just a few kilometres south of Umhlanga, lie the pristine Beachwood Golf Course and the Durban Country Club. Both clubhouses offer relaxed and elegant dining facilities and a number of other sports and social activities. The Durban Country Club features the well-known SA championship course and is steeped in a rich history of golfing greats.

Mount Edgecombe Country Club, with its two superb golf courses. Both are designed around a natural habitat of indigenous trees and gardens. Course One combines attractive water features, multi-tiered greens and forgiving roughs, whilst Course Two features undulating fairways and spectacular layout. Mount Edgecombe Country Club: 031 - 539 5330

Durban Country Club/Beachwood: 031 - 313 1777 Slightly inland of Umhlanga is the The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board provide shark attack prevention measures for beach users on a daily basis, at popular bathing beaches from Richards Bay to Port Edward. Highly trained and experienced teams begin the task of checking the shark safety gear for entangled marine life, ensuring all is in order before the arrival of beach users. You can stay safe by following these simple do’s and don’ts: • Do always swim at beaches 28 Umhlanga & Surrounds - Pocket Guide

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offering the protection of shark safety gear. Do obey instructions from the lifeguards. Do remember that alcohol and swimming don’t mix. Don’t swim at dawn and dusk when sharks are more active and come inshore to feed. Don’t swim in dirty water or in a river mouth. Don’t swim with an open wound as sharks can detect blood in the water. Don’t ever swim alone.


Tourist attractions

Umhlanga Lagoon Reserve Nature Trails - Guided Nature Walks Enjoy the beauty of the forest, the thrill of crossing the lagoon on wooden bridges and a leisurely stroll along the beach back to the Breakers Resort. As you go, you will learn about the culture of our people and the value of indigenous vegetation. This Reserve is under the jurisdiction of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. Time: Mon to Thurs (Sat on request) 09h00, 11h00, 15h00 Meeting Place: Breakers Resort reception Duration: Approx 1h30 Costs: R30 per adult R15 per child under 13 years. Payable at the Breakers Resort Reception Desk Refreshments: Optional refreshments or a light lunch

are on sale at the Breakers Resort after the walks. Hawaan Forest Trail Guided Nature Walks More suitable for adults and children over 13 years. The Hawaan Forest is situated above the Ruth First (M4) Freeway. This is a small remnant of a pristine dry coastal forest that is rich in biodiversity and is owned by Tongaat Hulett. The walks are managed by WESSA. When: Every Friday at 09h00 Meeting Place: Breakers Resort reception Duration: Approx 2h30 Costs: R30 per person. Payable at the Breakers Resort Reception Desk Refreshments: Optional refreshments or a light lunch are on sale at the Breakers Resort after the walks.

Reservations for both walks: Reception Desk at Breakers Resort Tel: 031 561 2271 Umhlanga & Surrounds - Pocket Guide 29


Tourist attractions ACSA information: 032 436 6585 Flight information: 086 727 7888 Terminal manager: 032 436 6544 Switchboard: 032 436 6000 Parking management: 032 436 6626 Police: 032 436 6868 Metered taxis: 032 436 6035 Airport operation hours 5am to 10pm daily. Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom Situated on the North Coast, midway between Umhlanga Rocks and Umdloti, the development combines elements inspired by traditional Zulu life with western technology. 1 Sibaya Dr. 031 580 5000

King Shaka International Airport opened 1 May 2010. This world class facility offers a host of features to make your travelling experience as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. AIRPORT IMPORTANT NOS. ACSA help desk: 032 436 6758 30 Umhlanga & Surrounds - Pocket Guide

The Big Rush Big Swing has been officially named the world’s tallest swing by the Guinness Book of Records since 14 May 2011. Not your average swing, the aptly named Big Swing allows you to take the thrilling leap swinging out into a massive 220m arc where you soar into the centre of the stadium. 031 312 9281. Calypso Dive and Adventure is South Africa’s premier Scuba Diving Facility. Their staff consists of a professional team of instructors with local and international experience offering the highest standards in teaching to make your scuba experience an unforgettable one. 031 332 0905.


Tourist attractions Casea Charters is a family run deep sea fishing charter operating from Umhlanga, just 15 minutes north of Durban, South Africa. We pride ourselves on our high standard of professional service and aim to offer every client a memorable and exciting fishing experience. 031 561 7381.

Liquid Adventures Great Safe Fun! Professionally done river expeditions - fun for the whole family! 082 494 5660. Umhlanga Ocean Charters offers unforgettable Boat Trips just 16km from Durban in the popular seaside resort town of Umhlanga.  One and two hour boat trips offer a scenic perspective of the coast and the Umhlanga skyline, an opportunity to view a range of sea birds and marine life such as dolphins and whales, and an educational insight into the ocean and its inhabitants. 072 594 1910 / 082 330 9347

There’s nothing like the ocean to give you a fresh dose of perspective. Whether you’re an extreme adventurer, a beginner surfer or a passionate eco-tourist, the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal coastline has something special for you. Durban’s famous Ocean Ventures, situated at uShaka Marine World, brings you quality marine eco-adventures ranging from the sublime to the sensational. 086 100 1138.

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SERVICES

TOUR OPERATORS 1st Zulu Safaris....................031 337 3103 Access2Africa Safaris.........071 675 3291 Advantage Tours..................082 329 9890 African Paths........................ 031 709 6560 Amatuk Tuk............................082 82 11697 Aurora Africa.........................031 576 0366 Avis Car Hire..........................031 561 6073 BAC Aviation..........................031 569 1531 Budget Rent A Car...............031 561 3011 Cabs Car Hire.........................082 445 6813 Call to Go Shuttle.................072 786 8921 Cnc Network Services........078 479 6936 Cobecha Tours......................032 525 4524 Discover Durban...................031 505 2082 Dreams For Africa ...............031 5614920 Duban City Tour Guide..............................031 337 0959 Durban Shuttle Services.... Europcar.................................031 561 4501 Ezee Car Rentals..............071 596 3808 Fair Nduduzo Tours.............031 502 6552 First Car Rental.....................031 580 4295

Garsons Expeditions...........031 561 1314 Golf Tours SA.........................031 569 3484 Hertz Car Hire.......................031 561 1383 King Cabs................................073 479 7007 Kuhle Tours............................031 566 4458 Leopard Track Safaris.........033 3305658 Lighthouse cabs/taxi’s.......032 533 9670 Makhanzana Tours..............079 114 7928 Maluti Treks...........................031 561 5242 Mathutha Investments.....039 317 2852 Pentravel Gateway..............031 583 2100 Pentravel La Lucia...............031 572 8100 Precieux Holidays................031 563 7975 Real Deal Shuttle Services .................031 464 7279 Rajolo’s Cabs.........................084 978 4613 Rocks Shuttles & Tours......073 330 6118 Safaris For Africa..............031 561 5242 Shuttle SA..............................081 327 0925 Silokothesihle Trading........031 566 4458 Street Scene..........................083 320 2675 Tito Trans...............................032 537 6695 Tourvest Dest. Mng.............031 561 1095 Umhlanga & Surrounds - Pocket Guide 33


SERVICES Travel With Flair...................031 811 8913 Trips &Transport...................031 337 0230 Umhambi Tours....................031 327 9900 Umhlanga Cabs....................031 561 1846 Umhlanga Explorer ............031 301 0549

Up & Away Tours.................084 517 0819 Value-Plus Tours..................079 039 7476 Vukasambe Investments..031 579 3031 Wat da tuk Shuttle..............032 533 4640 Zaf Travel & Tourism...........084 505 4789

RESTAURANTS Angelos ..................................031 561 3245 Bar ba coa (Butcher Boys)......................031 561 4106 Bean Bag Bohemia..............031 568 2229 Cotton Fields.........................031 561 1135 Europa.....................................031 561 2930 Ferrucci...................................031 561 4140 Kashmir Restaurant............031 561 7486 Kaz Kroel................................031 561 7030 Lighthosue Café...................031 561 5752 Little Havana.........................031 561 7589

LM Grill ...................................031 561 2516 Luigis.......................................031 561 3988 Nandos ..................................031 561 7003 News Café..............................031 561 7669 Olive and Oil..........................031 561 2618 Ponta D’ouro.........................031 561 7849 So Sushi..................................031 561 5393 Steak and Ale........................031 561 7234 Steers......................................031 566 5565 The George............................031 561 5850 The Press Club......................031 561 7117

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SERVICES MISCELLANEOUS American Express................031 301 5541

Maidstone Golf Club...........032 945 0149

Azalea Promotions..............031 564 9069

Medisport Pharmacy..........031 561 1227

Bretland Fine Jew................031 562 8009

Mr Funtubbles Funfair.......031 584 6645

Calypso Events ....................031 566 1626

MyDurbaninfo.com.............031 561 1000

Candles by Design...............078 894 6757

People Management .........031 566 1626

First Line Promotions.........031 312 1281

Physiotherapists..................031 561 6411

Granada Laundry.................031 561 5803

Portfolio Collection..............021 702 1236

House of Zeenal...................031 706 5555

QQP Publishers....................012 665 3457

Ian Van Zyl Art Gallery........031 561 1446

San Aquam Ayurvedic........086 1999 181

Indwe Risk Srvies................086 122 2625

Smart Visit Solutions..........086 199 4439

Keddah African

Tally Ho Sport .......................031 561 3270

Ethnic Gifts............................031 566 3281

Traveling Therapist .............031 4000 657

Last Minute Getaways.......086 111 1415

Umhlanga Plumbers...........031 561 6763

Yoga Balance strives to reconnect the body and mind by discovering life with every breath! In our bodyweight conditioning classes (Tuesday and Thursday 5:30am-6:30am and 5:15pm-6:15pm) we build total body strength and burn fat as we train to improve our strength VS bodyweight ratio! Monday and Wednesday 5:30am-6:30am and 5pm-6pm we roll out our mats, bring awareness to our breath and move our bodies through various vinyasa flows. Acro yoga is something very new to our Durban yoga community and is a must for all to try! Acro is not only a fun way to explore your interest in yoga but also a great way to connect with your partner or yoga buddy! Acro works on improving trust, communication and patience, 3 aspects which forms the base of every We are based in Umhlanga, on the beach at the Umhlanga Rocks Surf Lifesaving Club & it’s a R50 drop in fee per session. Umhlanga & Surrounds - Pocket Guide 35


useful numbers In case of difficulties with emergency calls dial.................................. 1022 Medical Emergencies.................................................................................. 10177 Lifeline.............................................................................................................. 031 312 2323 ASSIST (Rape Crisis Centre)....................................................................... 031 312 2323 Flying Squad/Emergencies........................................................................ 10111 Metro Ambulances....................................................................................... 10177 Metro Control................................................................................................. 080 561 1297 I.I.P/S.A. Patrols............................................................................................. 031 561 7416 SAPS (Umhlanga).......................................................................................... 031 566 8508 SAPS (Durban North)................................................................................... 031 560 8004 SEA RESCUE................................................................................................... 031 361 8567 Umhlanga Hospital...................................................................................... 031 560 5500 Umhlanga Medisport Pharmacy & Health............................................ 031 561 2678 King Shaka Int. Airport................................................................................ 032 436 6585 Umhlanga Tourism....................................................................................... 031 561 4257 Weather Information................................................................................... 082 231 1600

CONSULATES & EMBASSIES Department of Home Affairs................. 0800 60 11 90 Argentina........................ 012 430 3527 Australia ........................ 012 423 6000 Austria............................. 012 452 9155 Belgian............................ 031 303 2840 British.............................. 082 234 4450 Botswana....................... 011 403 3748 Canada............................ 031 303 9695 Chile................................. 031 312 8608 China................................ 031 563 4534 Denmark......................... 031 202 9396 France............................. 011 778 5600 Germany......................... 031 266 3920 Greece............................. 031 301 4880 36 Umhlanga & Surrounds - Pocket Guide

India................................. 031 332 7020 Lesotho........................... 031 307 2323 Mauritius........................ 021 342 1283 Mozambique................. 031 304 0200 Netherlands................... 031 266 9291 New Zealand................. 012 342 8656 Pakistan.......................... 031 304 8836 Paraguay ....................... 012 347 1047 Portugal.......................... 031 305 7511 Seychelles...................... 011 706 8720 Spain................................ 012 460 0123 Swaziland....................... 012 344 1910 Sweden/Norway.......... 031 207 6900 United States................ 031 305 7600


Umhlanga & Surrounds Pocket Guide 2016  
Umhlanga & Surrounds Pocket Guide 2016  

This annual guide will help visitors discover the charming beauty and vibe of this coastal paradise that remains one of South Africa’s most...

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