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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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... Read More

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Inhle Guest House umhlanga
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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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

From R375 pps


We named our Guest House, Injabulo which is the Zulu word for Happiness or Joy, because we trust that all our guests will find both Joy and Happiness here during their stay. The Guest House is situate... Read More

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The Sandringham B&B
0.2 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... Read More

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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... Read More

Crooked Tree Cottage
0.5 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 ... Read More

Umbrella Tree House
0.5 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... Read More

Paul's Guest House
0.6 km

From R320 pps


Paul's Guest House is a self catering establishment situated in the upmarket residential part of Umhlanga. Paul's Guest House with its friendly staff , beautiful garden and sparkling pool offers a hom... Read More

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