Umhlanga Ridge Holidays - Durban, KwaZulu Natal
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Perched high above the Indian Ocean, Umhlanga Ridge comprises the corporate precinct, as well as plush residential and commercial districts in the Umhlanga Rocks area, 20km north of Durban Central, KZN. The nub of the New Town Centre of Umhlanga Rocks, the stylishly designed and eco-friendly concept of Umhlanga Rocks Ridge has attracted many multinationals, as well as prestigious professional firms who have established offices and showrooms in the midst of open spaces planted with thousands of indigenous shrubs and trees, which makes Umhlanga Ridge a sub-tropical tranquil haven.
Besides the flourishing businesses and prestigious homes, the focal point of Umhlanga Ridge is the Umhlanga Gateway Theatre of Shopping, the largest mall in the southern hemisphere, an award winning, mega entertainment centre that not only offers 'out of this world' retail therapy, but an abundance of outdoor activities, as well as 30 restaurants, a movie complex and science centre - enough to entertain the whole family.
For those who enjoy the allure of the greens, the avid golfer will find two magnificent championship golf courses at Mount Edgecombe Golf Club, lying 3km inland from Umhlanga Ridge, and only 10 minutes from King Shaka International Airport.
The beach lover need only cruise down the gently rolling hill (2km east of Umhlanga Ridge) to the magnificent beaches of Umhlanga Rocks, where warm water and near-perfect weather all year round ensure that sun-worshippers, surfers, scuba divers and fishermen make the most of the endless opportunities this stretch of the Dolphin Coast has to offer. Known as 'The Riviera' of the KZN North Coast, Umhlanga Rocks is the ultimate holiday destination, with an abundance of fantastic Umhlanga Rocks holiday accommodation, fabulous shopping, and the Continental charm of outdoor restaurants in a laid-back village atmosphere.
Things to do in and around Umhlanga Ridge:
- Get educated at the Umhlanga Natal Sharks Board.
- Enjoy unique entertainment at The Barnyard Theatre Gateway .
- Do High Tea at the Umhlanga Rocks Oyster Box Hotel (2.5km from Umhlanga Ridge).
- Explore the Umhlanga Hawaan Forest (3.9km) from Umhlanga Ridge).
- Umhlanga Sibaya Casino (8.5km from Umhlanga Ridge) has something to offer everyone.
- Browse the Umhlanga Farmers’ Market.
- Microlight flying over Umdloti Beach (11.1km from Umhlanga Ridge) offers scenic coastal flights.
Also visit towns near Umhlanga Ridge:
South of Umhlanga Ridge:
La Lucia - 3.6km from from Umhlanga Ridge
Sunningdale - 4.2km from Umhlanga Ridge
Glenashley - 4.6km from Umhlanga Ridge
Durban North - 11km from Umhlanga Ridge
North of Umhlanga Ridge:
Umdloti Beach - 11.1km from Umhlanga Ridge
La Mercy - 13.1km from Umhlanga Ridge
Tongaat Beach - 17.1km from Umhlanga Ridge