Umdloti Accommodation

Umdloti, ‘the Riviera’ of KwaZulu Natal, as it’s sometimes known, lies just 10 kilometres from Umhlanga Rocks and 20 kilometres from the seaside city of Durban. It is a tiny resort town to the north of the city which is home to a permanent population no bigger than 3000. During the holiday season however, such as Christmas or Easter, the population swells as Durbanites and people from further afield pack into Umdloti accommodation to enjoy a relaxing seaside holiday.

Umdloti, which experiences a subtropical climate, remains warm all year round but is particularly hot and humid in summer (December to February). In winter it cools slightly but the ocean, which is influenced by the warm Mozambican current, remains a pleasant temperature throughout the year.

The town is surrounded by natural, subtropical vegetation to the west and south and north of the town lies the Mdloti River mouth and estuary. To the east are the ocean and the renowned beaches which draw the holiday crowds.

The town itself is divided into an upper and lower level by an ancient set of mature sand dunes. North and South Beaches, the two ‘suburbs’ of the town are distinct in that South Beach is home to the permanent population while property in North Beach is dominated by holiday homes and self-catering rental apartments. Umdloti has 2 shopping centres, a number of restaurants and a post office. Needless to say, the beach is the main attraction.

Umdloti’s beaches are protected by shark nets and there are life guards on duty too. A small natural rock pool is a great place to swim while surfers, jet-skiers and kite-surfers will all find appropriate sections on the beach too. Fishing and angling are also popular activities in Umdloti, as is whale watching during the months of July to November.

One of the nicest aspects of spending a relaxing break in Umdloti accommodation is watching the dolphins cruise by very close to the shore in the early mornings. Their behaviour is of course what gave this section of the KwaZulu Natal coastline its name, the Dolphin Coast.

Spending a few days in Umdloti will give you the ultimate beach experience, which could be just what you need.

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Swallows Rest


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From R375 pps

Swallows Rest is situated on the outskirts of the Umdloti just 3kms inland, Swallows Rest is in Mount Moreland which is a Conservancy area and home to the Barn Swallows. Our location is close to all ... More Info

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30 Isikhulu Beach


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From R1000* unit

Luxury self-catering 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom apartment on beach at Umdloti on the East Coast of South Africa, North of Durban.... More Info

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From R1400* unit

This self contained Villa has gorgeous ocean views and is beautifully decorated. Fully equipped ,3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. With covered patio and... More Info

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From R725* unit

This one-bedroomed apartment is situated on a high cliff overlooking Umdloti Beach. It has a truly stunning view of the Indian Ocean. As a result of the elevation of the apartment, dolphins and whales... More Info

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Fairlight Beach House

From R592 pps

Fairlight Beach House is situated in the beautiful village of Umdloti on the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. A stones throw away from the pristine coastline, Fairlight over-looks one of t... More Info

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Cottonlands Accommodation

From R800* unit

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Self Catering Accommodation at Umdloti on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Situated on the South side of Umdloti, just a 200 meters walk to unspoilt surfing and swimming beaches, w... More Info

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From R700* unit

Lalaphansi is in a prime position on the main beach at Umdloti and offers three luxurious, fully equipped, self catering apartments. Clean white beaches, the sound of crashing surf, tropical greenery... More Info

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Mount Moreland Accommodation

From R500* unit

We are situated 10 minutes from the New King Shaka International Airport. 6 km Inland from Umdloti Beach on the world-famous barn swallow site- we do have 1.8km dirt road leading into Mount Moreland ... More Info

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Die Strandhuis

From R480* unit

Umdloti is a small village along the warm Indian Ocean, 11km south of King Shaka Airport and 25 km north of Durban. Die Strandhuis has 3 separate self-catering options: The house, Embuia and Ros... More Info

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From R490* unit

Let the tranquil sound of the warm Indian Ocean and abundant bird life take you far away from city life. Bordering the Umdloti Nature Conservancy - an indigenous forest with various small animals inc... More Info

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Umdloti Reviews

Umdloti Accommodation has been rated 4/5 based on 48 reviews.

Love Umdloti!
- Mathilda Muller

Umdloti is a lovely place to stay. The beaches are great, child-friendly too and it's not over- crowded. The water( Indian Ocean) is warm and even though the waves can get quite big, there is a natural rock pool and area where you can swim a lot.
My kids didn't want to leave and neither did we. We had glorious days relaxing, swimming, walking and enjoying the natural beauty of Umdloti beach.
There are some nice restaurants and cafe's to enjoy meals on the water front so you don't have to travel far and if you are self-catering the Kwik spar is very well equipped!

- Tarryn Owen

We loved and enjoyed Umdloti very much, the beach is beautiful.
Definitely will come back for our next holiday.
Close to bigger places like Umhlanga and Durban for shopping.

- Riekie Trollip

Umdloti was great, awesome beaches and great atmosphere.
- Didier Desfontaines

Lovely town, suituated perfectly, with all the necessary facilities to ensure a very enjoyable vacation.
- Vivasen Govender