Travelling north from Durban you will find the glorious beach holiday town of Umhlanga. This charming destination is blessed with glorious beaches and a selection of superb restaurants and bars. Umhlanga is a popular destination for local South African holiday makers and international tourists.

Umhlanga is an ideal stop for your first few nights in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Close to the King Shaka International Airport, the pristine beaches and holiday atmosphere is ideal for getting into the holiday mood.

Awesome Luxury Umhlanga Hotels

There are two incredible luxury 5-star hotels I would recommend for a lavish and exquisite stay in this Awesome holiday resort town.

The Beverly Hills Hotel Umhlanga

The award-winning Beverly Hills Hotel has become synonymous with elegance, superior hospitality, and excellent service. The Sugar Club Restaurant offers exceptional views over the unspoilt beaches along the Indian Ocean.

The guest rooms are elegantly appointed offering a comfortable stay at this extraordinary hotel.

The Oyster Box Umhlanga

The Oyster Box has become an institution in South Africa commanding an Awesome location alongside the Umhlanga Rocks lighthouse with incredible views over the Indian Ocean.

Spoil yourself in the elegant and award-winning Spa or indulgence in the finest cuisine served in the elegant restaurants. From fresh seafood to the very best curry feast and an impressive High Tea served daily between 2:30pm and 5:00pm.

The Teremok Marine Guest House Umhlanga

A string of awards introduces this outstanding Boutique Guest House.

Teremok Marine offers guests the very best hospitality in an amazing setting.

The Teremok Marine Guest House offers 8 individually decorated guest rooms offering the very best in comfort. Relax in the outdoor pool or schedule a relaxing massage. Teremok provides guests with a luxurious stay in this fabulous boutique hotel.

For those wanting to take advantage of the many fine restaurants in Umhlanga the Teremok Marine offers a free evening shuttle service. Some great Umhlanga Restaurants include:

Umhlanga Restaurants

The Grill Room

Sublime and a very special restaurant is how I would describe this outstanding fine dining venue. If you enjoy Chateaubriand, it’s a masterpiece. The seafood platter provides a selection of the very best seafood, elegantly presented, and best described as: ‘food fit for a king’

Turn ‘n Tender

An institution in Umhlanga. The Turn ‘n Tender has been serving up fine steaks and other treats for many a year. This legendary Steakhouse offers diners a selection of mouth-watering steaks, burgers and other tasty treats.

To start, try the ‘Biltong Pate’, it’s delicious or the peri-peri pan-fried chicken livers, they’re my favourite. For mains be brave, if you’re really hungry, try settle the 600g French-trimmed prime rib. It may take a while, but it will be well worth the effort. The burgers too are delicious, especially the pepper burger.

Lupa Osteria

Lupa Osteria is a lovely family Italian restaurant offering a selection of pizza, pasta and awesome seafood dishes. This restaurant offers a great ambiance. You will find Lupa close to the Oyster Box hotel and you can expect a warm welcome from the friendly team.

The restaurant offers an inviting bar where you can enjoy a cocktail, a craft beer and a tasty pizza. Lupa prepares homemade pasta and their pizza is expertly crafted in a wood fired oven – delicious.

Ile Maurice

The Ile Maurice is an award-winning French and Mauritian inspired fine dining restaurant, offering the very best cuisine in a romantic setting. Specialities include delicious seafood dishes and a selection of expertly crafted French cuisine.

Watch the sunset with a sundowner on the terrace upstairs taking in the magnificent vistas. Tuck into a selection of Mauritian inspired dishes from curry to the ever-popular Langoustines.

Restaurant Ile Maurice is the perfect venue for a romantic dinner.

Umhlanga in Kwa-Zulu Natal is the perfect destination to start off your South Africa adventure. With so many awesome choices to continue your onward South African holiday. Visit the glorious St Lucia and explore the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserves, travel further north to Sodwana or Kosi Bay, or head to the many glorious lodges in the Drakensberg Mountains.

A tailor-made South Africa holiday can offer you so much diversity; so many Awesome places and experiences, that making a choice of where to go can be difficult. With many vibrant cities and towns, incredible wildlife opportunities, cultural and historic tours to scenic hiking, cycling, and walking tours. South Africa has so much to offer and at great value.

Stay in touch, our next South Africa blog post will be coming soon: ‘St Lucia Kwa-Zulu Natal: The Wetlands, the Beaches and the Wildlife’.


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