Umhlanga Rocks is known for its subtropical climate throughout the year. Swimming can be enjoyed all year round. Sea temperatures are warm with an average temperature of 24ºC in summer and 15ºC in winter.
The apartment is in easy walking distance to the Umhlanga Village and several upmarket restaurants, bars, coffee shops and supermarkets and much more. The facilities on offer are exceptional.
There are numerous hotels (with spas) and shopping centres in the immediate vicinity where children can enjoy ten pin bowling, game arcades and a whole lot more!
For the water enthusiasts, there is deep sea fishing, dolphin viewing, scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing or just relaxing on the beaches or taking a long leisurely walk or a jog on the 5km beach Promenade.
The award-winning Whale Bone Pier is also a must see and was recently voted the “Best Pier in the World” overlooking the iconic Umhlanga Rocks lighthouse. There are several world class golf courses in the immediate vicinity.
302 Oyster Schelles is a five-minute drive from Gateway, (the largest shopping and entertainment centre in the Southern Hemisphere), twenty-minute drive from Durban and the International Conference Centre (I. C. C.) Private world class hospitals are a five minutes’ drive away by car. Sibaya Casino is only a five-minute drive away. Ushaka Marine World is just a 20-minute drive from The Oysters.
Take a ride in the cable car to the top of the Moses Mabhiba Stadium (home of the 2010 Football Word Cup) and enjoy spectacular views of Durban and the entire coastline as far as the eye can see. Umhlanga Lagoon Reserve Nature Trails – Guided Nature Walks Enjoy the beauty of the forest, the thrill of crossing the lagoon on wooden bridges. The Hawaan Forest is a small remnant of a pristine dry coastal forest that is rich in biodiversity.
Umhlanga Rocks is the jewel of the KwaZulu-Natal coastline and is one of the most sought-after holiday resorts in South Africa whilst still retaining its unique seaside village feel. If you are looking for a holiday, at any time of the year, Umhlanga is first choice!
For the more adventurous, a two and a half drive up the dolphin coast will bring you to South Africa’s first World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso (miracle in Zulu) Wetland Park. Travelling inland in less than an hour is the breath-taking Valley of a Thousand Hills.