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 R670 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

Agulhas House
0.9 km

From R950 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

Ocean Park Guest House
1.4 km

From R650 PPS

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At Ocean Park Guest House, we don't compromise on quality. Each room has unique features such as a stunning wraparound veranda that offers lovely views, beautiful gardens and more. Enjoy your deliciou... More Info

1.7 km

From R465 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

Umkomaas Guest House
1.7 km

From R550 PPS

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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

Timeless Lodge
2.3 km

From R650 PPS

Lovely lodge with 8 rooms all en-suite. This property is perfect for a couple wanting to get away or a corporate traveller all your needs are taken care of packed lunches, dinners can be arranged. All... More Info

Le Paradis Lodge
2.3 km


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From R375 PPS

Le Paradis Lodge is a 3 Star 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 fro... More Info

Casa Mia Guest House
2.6 km

From R395* Unit

All rooms have a fully equipped en-suite bathroom and have DSTV. All rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities. All rooms are fitted with a 120-litre fridge and continental-style fans. There are bu... More Info

Carisford Lodge
5 km


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From R770* Unit

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Carisford Lodge is nestled in dense sub-tropical vegetation, a mere 200 m or 4 minute's walk from the beach, in Clansthal. Clansthal is a small nature conservancy town that lies on the south coast of ... More Info

Scottsburg Beach Front Cottages
5.2 km

From R1500* Unit

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Scottburgh self-catering accommodation boasts two 3 bedroomed luxury cottages close to Scottburgh along the beautiful Clansthal Conservatory beach. Compared to most other bustling towns on the south ... More Info

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Umkomaas Reviews

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

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

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

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

A Diving mecca!
- Carin Van Der Merwe

Umkomaas was very nice and we enjoyed it very much
- Jean-Marie Gerber

Very laidback, quiet breakaway, a hideout but close to the city life.
- koos weideman