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Umdloti Beach

Umdloti Holidays - North Coast, KwaZulu Natal
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Lying between Umhlanga and Ballito, and situated at the mouth of the Mdloti River, Umdloti is a small KwaZulu Natal, North Coast town nestled in a coastal conservancy surrounded by fields of sugar cane and indigenous forests. The town's name is derived from the Zulu word, 'Mdloti', which is a species of wild tobacco growing on the banks of the river which shares the same name.

Umdloti's main attraction for the North Coast holidaymaker are three beautiful beaches namely Newsel Beach, Selection Beach and Umdloti Beach. Umdloti Beach features a large and totally natural tidal pool, where swimming is safe for smaller children, and at low tide, a variety of ocean life can be seen in the rock pools. Because of its popularity, Umdloti Beach is shark netted and has lifeguards on duty, making it the ideal North Coast beach for swimming, snorkelling, surfing and diving.

Anglers choose Umdloti Beach, as it is known to be the best North Coast fishing spot for snoek and shad, although fishing is limited in certain areas.
Please note that collecting mussels from the rocks and cray fishing are restricted in Umdloti, and require a permit from KZN Nature Conservation Services.

Without a doubt, Umdloti Beach is best known for the 800 resident dolphins which frequent the shallow waters, a number that increases to over 15,000 during the annual sardine run. Humpback and Southern Right Whales are also plentiful during the calving season from July to November.

Other activities in and around Umdloti Beach include:

- Learn how to kitesurf on the Umdloti Beach lagoon.
- Go microlight flying and enjoy spectacular views of Umdloti Beach and the North Coast.
- Explore the Umdloti beaches on horseback (suitable for beginners).
- Choose where to golf on more than 8 renowned golf courses near Umdloti Beach.
- Gamble at Sibaya Casino (5.1km from Umdloti Beach).
- Experience the spectacle of the Mount Moreland Swallows at the Lake Victoria Conservancy.

Also visit North Coast towns near Umdloti - often pronounced Umshloti Beach or Umhloti Beach:

La Mercy - 5.4km north of Umdloti Beach (Umhloti Beach)
Tongaat Beach - 9.4km north of Umdloti Beach (Umshloti Beach)
Westbrook Beach - 12.4km north of Umdloti Beach (Umhloti Beach)

Mount Edgecombe - 12.9km south of Umdloti Beach (Umhloti Beach)
La Lucia - 13.1km south of Umdloti Beach (Umshloti Beach)
Umhlanga Rocks - 13.3km south of Umdloti Beach (Umhloti)

AFRIKAANS TRANSLATION

Umdloti Vakansies - Noordkus, KwaZulu Natal
Kliek hier vir Umdloti Strand Akkommodasie

Umdlotistrand lê tussen Umhlanga en Ballito, en geleë aan die monding van die Mdlotirivier, Umdloti is 'n klein KwaZulu Natal, Noordkust dorp geleë in 'n kus Conservancy omring deur velde van suikerriet en inheemse woude. Die naam Umdloti (Umhloti) is afgelei van die Zoeloe-woord, 'Mdloti', wat 'n spesie van wilde tabak wat op die oewer van die rivier groei en dieselfde naam deel.

Hoof aantrekkingskrag van Umdloti vir die noordkus vakansieganger is drie pragtige strande naamlik Newselstrand, Seleksiestrand en Umdloti Strand. Umdlotistrand (Umhloti) beskik ook 'n groot en heeltemal natuurlike getypoel, waar swem veilig is vir klein kinders. Met laagwater, kan 'n verskeidenheid see lewe gesien word in die rotspoele. As gevolg van gewildheid is Umdlotistrand haai besorg en het lewensredders aan diens - wat dit die ideale Noordkust strand vir swem, snorkel, navigeer en duik maak.

Hengelaars kies Umdlotistrand (Umhloti), want dit staan bekend as die beste noordkus visvangplek vir snoek en elf (Shad), hoewel visvang is beperk in sekere gebiede.

Neem asseblief kennis dat die invordering van mossels van die rotse en kreef visvang beperk is in Umdloti Beach, en vereis 'n permit van KZN Natuurbewaring Dienste.

Sonder twyfel, is Umdloti Strand is veral bekend vir die 800 inwoner dolfyne wat die vlak water gereeld besoek, 'n getal wat tydens die jaarlikse sardienloop verhoog tot meer as 15.000. Humpback en Southern Right waalvisse is ook volop in die kalfseisoen vanaf Julie tot November.

Ander aktiwiteite in en rondom Umdlotistrand (Umhloti / Umshloti) sluit in:

- Leer hoe om te "kite surf" op die Umdloti strandmeer.
- Ervaar mikroligte vlieg en geniet asemrowende uitsigte van Umdloti Strans en die hele noordkus.
- Ervaar die Umdloti strande op 'n perd (geskik vir beginners).
- Kies waar om gholf te speel -  meer as 8 bekende gholfbane naby aan Umdloti Strand.
- Dobbel by Sibaya Casino (5,1 km vanaf Umdloti Beach) -  Umhloti Beach / Umshloti Strand.
- Ervaar die skouspel van die Mount Moreland Swaels by die Victoria-meer reservaat.

Besoek ook hierdie dorpe aan die Noordkus naby aan Umdloti strand- dikwels uitgespreek Umshloti strand of Umhloti Strand

La Mercy - 5.4km noord van Umdlotistrand (Umhloti Beach)
Tongaat Beach - 9.4km noord van Umdloti Strand (Umshloti Beach)
Westbrook Beach - 12.4km noord van Umdlotistrand (Umhloti Beach)
Mount Edgecombe - 12.9km suid van Umdloti Beach (Umhlotistrand)
La Lucia - 13.1km suid van Umdlotistrand (Umshlotistrand)
Umhlanga Rocks - 13.3km suid van Umdlotistrand (Umhloti)

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