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. Thriving Development in and around the area has taken Umhlanga Rocks into the next century.
Fondly referred to as "the village" by locals, the coastal town is a magnet for tourists and holidays makers, and is a preferred residential destination. Besides the popular beaches, the selection of retaurants is vast, and the lifestyle relaxed, with every amenity close by, and many hotels, apartments and holiday homes, which enhances the fun filled and friendly atmosphere .
The Umhlanga area has experienced and embraced a massive growth in large National and smaller local commercial businesses which have relocates to the business parks on the Umhlanga Ridge. These new developments have placed the Umhlanga area in the forefront as a major growth point in KZN.
The latest exciting developments are in the Sibaya Coastal precinct, and Shoreline Sibaya is a particularly appealing new lifestyle concept offered by Wakefields for the active over 50's . This secure Estate is pet friendly for small dogs and most are ocean view apartments, with leisure facilities, concierge services and a care centre available.
“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. Young families can 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.
Price: Ranging in price from R1 000 000 to R25 000 000 plus.