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Umhlanga Main Beach

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Address: Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Great vibe on this beach! Runners, donuts, ice cream places, restaurants on the beach and a long promenade-great for romantic walks or just to unwind.

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Anne V
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

the sand is very grainy the water was warmer than expected, the beach was kept clean. the sea was unbelievable rough

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great vibe on this beach! Runners, donuts, ice cream places, restaurants on the beach and a long promenade-great for romantic walks or just to unwind.

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Thank Anne V
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The view at the beach is outstanding You have the beautiful walk way and you see all the ships waiting to go into the docks The beach is clean and just to sit and watch the waves also if you lucky you see the dolphins and also whales

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Thank gailg816
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105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely beach. Very very clean. Grass area to relax on. The promenade is lovely to walk early in the morning and afternoons.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

If the dogs were not allowed the beach would be perfect. There have been more than three dog attacks this year which makes me worried going with my toddler

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Thank NashSA
Salem, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Had business down in Durban and so decided to stay next door at Umhlanga. I stayed at the Protea Hotel Umhlanga Rocks. Nice place, undergoing some updates currently but the staff was more than helpful and always pleasant. It's near the beach and that's what I wish to share. Working during the day only gave me a few hours in... More 

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Munich, Germany
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

A great beach stip with plenty of white sand, not very crowded. Children and not so good swimmers have to be very careful because of the waves and strong undercurrent. Nevertheless absolutely recommendable.

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Thank Markus N
Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The promenade is well kept and clean. It invites lovely early morning or evening walks along the beach front. Good exercise! Keep up the good appearance of this lovely beach setting please!

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Israel
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Swimming section of the beach is quite small and is steeply graded so under-tow can be quite strong. There is a more protected region (granny's pool) further south which is calmer and more suitable for families with young children

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Excellent beach at low tide - not much at high! surrounding toilet facilities must be sorted; always soaking (suspiciously) wet and very smelly. Very save beach, lots of restaurants with excellent ans safe hiking facilities.

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