Umhlanga is situated on the east coast of South Africa, just north of the vibrant port city of Durban. Umhlanga faces the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and has one of the best South African accommodation options, with superb holiday apartments, luxury hotels, lodges and B & B's. It also has up-market, first world shopping centres. The golden sandy beaches stretch northwards for more than 200 kilometres, all the way to the spectacular Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a world heritage site. Inland from Umhlanga, endless fields of sugarcane give way to the undulating landscape of the Valley of 1000 Hills, the Inanda Dam and the mystical hidden valleys of Zululand.