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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)

Umdloti Beach Accommodation - North Coast, KZN

One of the most popular vacation spots in South Africa is Umdloti Beach, North Coast, Natal, best known as the Dolphin Coast.

Surrounded by fields of sugar cane and indigenous forests, Umdloti's main attraction for the North Coast holidaymaker are the three beaches with shark nets and lifeguards for safety, ideal for swimming, snorkelling, surfing, diving and fishing. Umdloti Beach also offers endless other Dolphin Coast activities, such as tennis and squash courts, bowling greens and well-equipped fitness centers. Horse riding, microlight flights and shark diving are a few of the more adventurous activities in Umdloti Beach.
North Coast golf can be found at the Umhlali Golf Course, as well as Zimbali, Prince's Grant and Mount Edgecombe golf courses.

Umdloti Beach Guesthouses and Umdloti Self Catering (Umhloti) accommodation units are usually booked ahead - early booking is essential.
Umdloti Holiday  flats are probably the most popular category, but there is also a large amount of Umdloti Beach Self Catering Holiday Homes to choose from.

Why not overnight at an Umdloti Beach Guest House (B and B) just a stones throw away from the pristine coastline. Some of the Umdloti B&B accommodation is Star Graded for your peace of mind.
For longer Umdloti holidays, stay in Umdloti Self Catering Cottage accommodation, which is ideal for the larger family, especially Umdloti Beach accommodation that Sleeps 10 or More - or stay in and upmarket Umdloti holiday apartment, situated right on Umdloti beachfront with direct access to the Umdloti Beach promenade.

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WhereToStay is on a mission to search for, and recruit a wide selection of suitable Umdloti Beach accommodation, particularly the more popular categories such as Umdloti Beach Guest House accommodation, and Umdloti Self Catering accommodation.
We strive to present a mixture of upmarket and affordable Umdloti accommodation (to suit all pockets and tastes).

More sought after Umdloti accommodation categories include Umdloti Beach Pet Friendly accommodation(Umhloti), and Umdloti Beach Wheelchair Friendly(Umhloti) accommodation. If you are specifically pursuing these special Umdloti Beach holiday categories, then we highly recommend that you contact the property owners directly to ensure that the facilities are satisfactory and to your liking.
The Umdloti Beach Pet Friendly accommodation, and the Umdloti Beach Wheelchair Friendly accommodation facilities can vary between Umdloti beachfront holiday flats and Umdloti beachfront cottage accommodation, which will occupy the majority of these listings.
See our full list of Umdloti Beach accommodation (Umhloti) special categories at the top of this page.

If in doubt about facilities and quality, we recommend that you consider "regularly inspected" Star Graded accommodation in Umdloti Beach, Click here to see our Star Graded Umdloti accommodationpage.

99% of all Umdloti Guest Houses listed on WhereToStay will display rates for your convenience. Occasionally an Umdloti Beach Guest House will ask you to request a quotation.

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