Visitors from around the world flock to the holiday resort village of Umhlanga Rocks to relax and have fun on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.


DSC_0488 In 1869, Umhlanga’s first beach cottage was built on a rocky site overlooking the sea and in the true spirit of Umhlanga hospitality tea and scones were served to passers-by. The reflective roof of the cottage was also used as a beacon by passing ships’ captains to navigate safely around Umhlanga’s rocky headland. However, the cottage was converted into the Oyster Box hotel in the 1930s and in 1953 Umhlanga’s distinctive red and white lighthouse was built to warn mariners away from the dangers of the rocks Source :

DSC_0480 The Umhlanga Rocks promenade has undergone a major revamp with the construction of a ‘21st century pier’. The project will contribute to reducing the unsightly pools of stagnant water that sometimes form on an otherwise pristine beach. According to the Engineers assigned to the project, the pier will be unlike any constructed in the region with long span sections on…

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