Find the Best Accommodation in Umhlanga to Host Your Stay in KZN

About 20 minutes north of Durban lies the resort town of Umhlanga. If you have flown into King Shaka Airport then your drive will be approximately 19mins. When looking for accommodation in Umhlanga, you will find that the area boasts some of the most luxurious guest houses, bed & breakfasts, cabanas, hotels and self-catering accommodation options. At Domestic-Flights South Africa you can find accommodation quickly and easily by using the search feature on this page.

What draws so many people to the shores of Umhlanga Sands is the fact that the area is both a buzzing metropolis and beach resort. If you’re staying in Umhlanga, you will find that the beach and vibrant nightlife are both main attractions.

While visiting the KZN north coast, while away a few hours in your swimwear on the beach by day and dress up at night to enjoy time in some of the fine dining restaurants, bars and clubs that the area boasts. The town centre features some of the most upmarket shopping malls and boutique stores in the province.

Visitors from near and far travel to Umhlanga to experience for themselves one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean are a treat for all and the sandy beaches, which stretch the coastline for approximately 200km, include the much-visited Isimangaliso Wetland Park.


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Accommodation in Umhlanga Oyster Box Hotel


If you love to spend time outdoors in the sun, you’re in for a treat when staying in Umhlanga. Here you can enjoy surfing, whale and dolphin viewing, snorkelling, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, kite boarding and even air flips with microlights!


Where to Stay | Umhlanga Accommodation Options

There are various accommodation types to choose from in Umhlanga ranging from budget options to the most luxurious 5 star and boutique establishments. Below are just a few of the options to consider:

  • Hotels in Umhlanga: Holiday Inn Express (3 star), Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel (4 star), Protea Hotel by Marriott (4 star), Zeranka Lodge (4 star), Garden Court (3 star), AHA Square Boutique Hotel & Spa (4 star), The Oyster Box (5 star), City Lodge Hotel Umhlanga Ridge (3 star), Road Lodge (1 star)
  • Self-Catering Accommodation in Umhlanga: Beach Break Cottages, Umhlanga Cabanas, Oyster Cottages, Bermuda Apartments, D3 Sea Lodge and Oyster Quays.
  • Guest Houses & Bed and Breakfasts in Umhlanga: Sanchia Luxury Guest House (5 star), Carters Lodge (3 star), Flamingo Lodge (4 star), Ballyhigh Guest House (4 star), Chartwell Guest House (4 star) and Umbrella Tree House (3 star).
  • Backpackers in Umhlanga: Durban Backpackers on the Beach, The Happy Hippo and Airport Beach Backpackers.


The Best Time to Book Accommodation in Umhlanga

The Umhlanga coastline has a warm subtropical climate. If you prefer mild days and cool evenings, winter is a good time to visit.

The winter months run from June to August and experience temperatures of around 23 degrees Celsius by day and 12 degrees Celsius by night.

The summer months, which run from December to end of February, can be hot and humid with day time temperatures reaching around 30 degrees Celsius.

If you are planning a beach holiday in Umhlanga, summer is a wonderful time to go. If large crowds and high hotel prices aren’t for you though, avoid visiting the area during the school holidays, Matric Rage and festive season.


Book Your Accommodation in Umhlanga & Explore What the Area Has to Offer

Once you have booked your accommodation in Umhlanga, you will want to see what the resort town has to offer. The following top tourist attractions are certain to keep you entertained:

  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve
  • Danville Park
  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping
  • Hawaan Forest
  • Umhlanga Sands Main Beach
  • Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom
  • Wavehouse
  • Umhlanga Lighthouse
  • Crocodile Creek
  • Natal Sharks Board


The Dining and Night Scene in Umhlanga

Umhlanga really comes alive at night with buzzing restaurants, bars and night clubs. If you are keen to be part of the action, spend an evening enjoying the following top restaurants, bars and clubs:

  • Lle Maurice Restaurant
  • Angelos Ristorante
  • The Press Club
  • Julios
  • Steak & Ale
  • Vovo Telo
  • Bamboo Sushi Lounge
  • Lucky Shaker Bar
  • Little Havana Bar
  • The George
  • Coco’s
  • Tiger Tiger Night Club
  • Hooters
  • Cuba Lounge
  • Crush Night Club


Book Cheap Accommodation in Umhlanga Today

When planning your trip to Umhlanga, make use of our hotel and accommodation search feature. At Domestic-Flights South Africa we aim to make holiday and travel planning simple for all South Africans. Find the right hotel, guest house, B&B or Umhlanga self-catering accommodation today.