Umhlanga Ridge Accommodation

Umhlanga, which means 'Place of Reeds' in Zulu, was initially developed as a resort town to the north of Durban. It was founded in 1895 and a few years after being declared a town, a new hotel was constructed (in1920), followed by a shop, a lighthouse and the KwaZulu Natal Sharks Board (then known as the Natal Anti Shark Measures Board). Its name was derived from the Ohlanga River, which has its mouth about 3 kilometres north of Umhlanga.

In the 1980's development of Umhlanga expanded inland, enveloping the hill behind the centre of Umhlanga. This area up on the hill is now known as Umhlanga Ridge. Many sugarcane fields were bulldozed to make way for the new developments and for this reason the area is often referred to as the Sugar Coast.

Umhlanga Ridge came on very quickly and has become a major retail, residential and commercial hub of Durban. In fact, the overall popularity of the Umhlanga area and the massive migration of businesses from the Durban city centre to the area has lead people to compare Durban's Umhlanga to Sandton in Johannesburg, which has slowly taken over the city centre's role as the financial and commercial hub of Joburg.

Umhlanga Ridge for example is home to many upmarket businesses and Durban's impressive Gateway Theatre of Shopping, a huge mall. It is also a sought-after residential address among Durban's well-to-do.

Umhlanga Ridge, as you might imagine, is a popular base for visitors owing to the many businesses, the view and proximity to the beach, and the ease with which you can explore other parts of Durban.

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8 Royal Palm B & B
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From R538 pps

Nestled in the heart of Umhlanga Ridge, Durban, near the La Lucia Office Park and Gateway Business Precinct is our prestigious 8 Royal Palm B & B offering you tranquility and stunning sea views. We... More Info

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Inhle Guest House umhlanga
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From R600 pps

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Indulge yourself in imaginative style and blissful comfort with Inhles' 180 degree seaviews. Inhle offers 4 star treatment. Our lodge does not only offer elegant furnished en suite bedrooms,we also... More Info

From R999* unit

Situated in the handsome Aldro Vande Palace, the Nalanda apartment offers every shopaholic direct access to the mecca of shopping, the Gateway Theatre. Just across the road from the centre, one ne... More Info



Villa Anastasia B&B

From R1500* unit

Villa Anastasia is perfectly situated for both sun seeking holidaymakers and business travellers alike. Nestled in the cosmopolitan, coastal area of Umhlanga Ridge, lies the neoclassical Villa Anas... More Info

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From R900 pps

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A dimension of unparallelled class and sophistication. Coastlands Umhlanga, Hotel and Convention Centre is extraordinary beyond expectation, promising the highest standards of luxury yet to be experie... More Info

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The Sandringham B&B
0.1 km

From R550 pps

We are an up market Bed and Breakfast situated on the exclusive Umhlanga Ridge with stunning ocean views. Fantastic location for all your business or leisure needs. Relax and unwind on our magnificent... More Info

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Lavender Moon
0.4 km

From R600 pps

Enjoy the perfect holiday in the peace and tranquility of Lavender Moon in Umhlanga Rocks on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, the privacy of 'a Viletta will suit you pe... More Info

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Crooked Tree Cottage
0.7 km

From R525 pps

Crooked Tree cottage is a lovely 3 Star Bed and Breakfast/Self Catering Establishment set in the heart of Umhlanga Durban, Kwazulu Natal, one of the premier holiday accommodation/tourist hot spots in ... More Info

Umbrella Tree House
0.7 km

From R490 pps

Umbrella Tree House is a delightful little self-contained Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the Umhlanga suburbs. In close proximity to all the major attractions and business areas including: Umh... More Info

Seven on Northmoor
0.8 km

From R550 pps

Seven on Northmoor provides luxury spacious accommodation situated on the North Coast of Kwa Zulu Natal, in the friendly coastal village of Umhlanga Rocks only 15 Kilometers North of Durban. All gu... More Info

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