Accommodation near Umkomaas Beach

Umkomaas beach is located in Umkomaas near Amanzimtoti on KwaZulu Natal's South Coast. Umkomaas is situated approximately 34 minutes south of Durban and approximately 45 minutes north of Port Shepstone.

The area is a popular among those who enjoy being outside in the sunshine, after all, the South Coast's sunshine is something to be very proud of! From the beach, or out on a boat, whales are a common site, as are dolphins, and it's easy to while away an hour or two looking out for them.

This beach is also popular with recreational fishermen as it is a rich pool for line fishing. In fact, Umkomaas Beach is part of the amazing annual phenomenon of the Sardine Run. This is a mass migration where sardines leave the southern coastal waters and move to the warmer waters of KwaZulu Natal. This phenomenon sees hundreds of millions of sardines rushing to the shores of KwaZulu Natal beaches followed by hundreds upon hundreds of dolphins, sharks, sea birds and various other predatory fish. This event is considered a must-see because of the sheer spectacle of seeing so much action at once!

Umkomaas is best known for being the base camp for scuba divers from all over the world. This is due to the excellent diving opportunities presented by the Aliwal Shoal, 5 kilometres from the shore.

Aliwal Shoal is a fossilised volcanic reef with breath-taking underwater landscapes. It boasts myriad underwater critters like the rock cod and a range of shark species like the ragged tooth shark, hammer head sharks, Zambezi sharks, copper sharks/bronze whalers, thresher sharks and even the great white.

Another exciting way to experience the wonders of the underwater world off the coast of Umkomaas Beach is by shark-cage diving, an experience that is said to be unforgettable and exhilarating.

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Shark and Shoal Guest House
0.6 km

From R400 pps


Our guesthouse is situated on the Kwazulu Natal coast just 60 kilometers south of Durban. We are in the lazy town of Umkomaas which derives its name from the Umkomazi river. Umkomazi is the Zulu wor... More Info

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Norwegian Guest Lodge
0.8 km

From R550* unit

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This upmarket Three Star guest house has beautiful sea views. Rooms are all air conditioned and self catering. Very close to the beach for fishing and water sports. Golf course is a walk away. S... More Info

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Agulhas House
0.9 km

From R490 pps

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Umkomaas is a mecca for scuba divers and water sports enthusiasts alike. The main diving area is Aliwal Shoal and is rated consistently as one of the top ten diving sites in the world. Agulhas House ... More Info

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Aliwal Dive Centre
1 km

From R252* unit

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A warm welcome (and a cold drink) awaits you at Aliwal Dive Lodge. Designed and built especially to meet our customers' needs, you will find all the comforts you would expect but at a competitive pri... More Info

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Scuba Diver.Za Sunrise Court
1.1 km

From R350 pps


At the closest location to the beach, you will find this immaculate apartment! Within walking distance to the beach, golf course and restaurants. Umkomaas offers a wide range of recreational activit... More Info

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Ocean Park Guest House
1.4 km

From R440 pps

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At Ocean Park Guest House, we don't compromise on quality. From our top quality percale linens to our private 6 hole putting green, we know how to create a sense of stylish luxury! We have nine rooms,... More Info

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Stroke-One-Inn
1.7 km

From R375 pps


Stroke-One-Inn offers exclusive Bed and Breakfast accommodation for guests looking for quality, comfort and good value for money. Stroke-One-Inn is a paradise for the outdoors-man. As well as adjoini... More Info

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Grace House
1.7 km

From R325 pps

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Grace House welcomes you to your home away from home with the smell of home baked bread on your arrival as you enter the door... This quaint guest house, surrounded by a lush, well manicured garden of... More Info

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Umkomaas Guest House
1.7 km

From R600* unit

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Umkomaas Guest House is a Guest House / Bed and Breakfast. Situated in the small coastal town of Umkomaas on Durban's South Coast. The ideal holiday location for Families, Golfing enthusiasts and Scub... More Info

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Le Paradis Lodge
2.3 km

From R315 pps


Le Paradis Lodge is a self catering establishment situated on the South Coast between Umkomaas and Scottburgh. We have a 180 degree view of the ocean and are just 2 minutes walking distance from Widen... More Info

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Umkomaas Reviews

Umkomaas
Small homely village, too small to be a town. But has everything you need for a fantastic vacation.
- Carol Smith

Umkomaas
Interesting places to visit and good restaurants. Expected service to be slow.
- Jeanette Du Preez

Umkomaas
Umkomaas is an interesting place to visit. A real fishermans place but still close enough to visit the surroundings. Enjoyed the rocks on the beach a lot with all the small life living in the small puddles of water.
- Etienne Van Niekerk

Umkomaas
Lovely peaceful place....great for getting away from the busy city life.
- Sibusiso Mdletshe

Umkomaas
A Diving mecca!
- Carin Van Der Merwe