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Umhlanga at a glance
The Umhlanga coastline incorporates the well know Umhlanga Rocks village, which was originally part of the sugar estate of Sir Marshall Campbell. The iconic lighthouse in front of the Oyster Box Hotel is often photographed and an historic landmark in the area. The famous “Pearls” development has taken Umhlanga Rocks into the next century. The architecture and position of the Pearls, has no doubt attributed to its huge success.
The thriving village today, offers many amenities, hotels and holiday homes, which enhances the fun filled and friendly atmosphere of the coastal town.
The Umhlanga area is enjoying a massive growth in large National and smaller local commercial businesses relocating to the area. The business park is part of the sky line on the Umhlanga Ridge and new developments have placed the Umhlanga area as a major growth point in KZN.
“Gateway” being the largest shopping complex in the Southern hemisphere, is a highly successful and integrated centre which attracts shoppers from afar. The entertainment options offered for visitors, tourists and locals alike, is plentiful, ranging from restaurants, a movie complex, sports facilities, outdoor activities and promotional areas.
The restaurants, bars and shops found in the Umhlanga Rocks precinct also add to the many varied activities visitors and locals enjoy in Umhlanga. The Umhlanga Improvement Precinct organization, is doing excellent work, in maintaining and upgrading the area, arranging events and supplying security to visitors and residents in the area. The Promenade or boardwalk is enjoyed and used by all, to gain access to the many beaches as well as exercise and pleasure strolls along the seaside.
The local medical facilities include the Umhlanga hospital, with outstanding casualty and trauma units together with top specialists catering for every medical emergency.
Umhlanga offers excellent schools as well as private schools, being pre-primary, primary schools and high schools. The young families rest assured that in choosing the schools available, their children will be well educated, which is a prime motivation for choosing the Umhlanga area.
Umhlanga is a prestigious and well known suburb of Durban. Property investment in the area is evident with large developments taking place on a continual basis. Proximity to the new King Shaka airport is a major advantage to living and working in Umhlanga, and has had a positive impact on property prices. It is an exciting growth point in KZN and together with all the confidence shown in the area, Umhlanga promises to continue growing and developing for many years to come.
Areas: La Lucia, Somerset Park,Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga Ridge, Prestondale, Izinga Ridge, Izinga, New Town Centre, Umdloti
Types: Sectional Title units (simplexes and duplexes), free standing homes, holiday accommodation and hotels.