Bask in the sun and party all night in bustling Umhlanga

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As we fast approach the height of the sunny festive season in South Africa, it’s time for to showcase one of our favourite party destinations! Umhlanga, known as Durban’s Riviera, is the perfect destination for sun worshippers and those looking for golden beaches in a tropical paradise without compromising on the party life and shopping opportunities of a vibrant urban area.

The bustling suburb of Umhlanga draws it’s ‘holiday history’ from the seaside resort town of Umhlanga Rocks. Merging with La Lucia in the early seventies, Umhlanga, the ‘place of reeds’ was born. Wide, sandy beaches call to the visitor, perfect for basking in the sun and relaxing evening promenades with the locals. However, this is no longer a sleepy holiday town, but a bustling metro ripe with night life, business and residential opportunities.

Be sure to take in the exotic views over the warm Indian Ocean from the luxury suburb of Umhlanga Ridge. Indulge in some shopping at the massive Gateways Shopping Centre- the self proclaimed ‘Theatre of Shopping’- or stretch your legs with an excursion through the exquisite Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve. Be sure to stroll the magnificent Whalebone promenade and visit the famous Umhlanga Lighthouse while you’re there! Why not consider joining a sunrise or sunset Yoga class on the beach to relax when you’re done? Or indulge your arty side at the area's many galleries, then take an urban tour to learn the rich history and sights of the area.

When it comes to cuisine, the only dilemma you’ll have is choosing. The area is ripe with delectable restaurants just waiting for you to drop in. Take a whirl on the slots at Sibaya Casino in Umdloti, or learn more about the most magnificent predators of the ocean at the Natal Sharks Board. The area is also rich with wildlife sightseeing opportunities, and you can unwind at any of the luxurious spas and day spas in the area. If adventure’s more your style, pump your adrenaline with water sports, shark cave diving and so much more.

Party till you drop, and bask in the sun when Umhlanga is your destination. There’s a fantastic wealth of accommodation available in the Umhlanga area, suitable for all budgets, and a ton of exciting adventures and luxurious experiences await you. Be sure to swing past to scope out your option- and start planning your tropical getaway today!

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