Umhlanga at a glance
Umhlanga & Umhlanga Rocks
Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks and Umdloti are often collectively known as Kwa Zulu Natal's Sugar Coast, harking back to their sugar cane producing past. The area, also one of the country's most popular holiday destinations, is surging forward to becoming the new economic hub of Durban. The resort and residential town north of Durban and just south of King Shaka International Airport is renowned for its warm weather, golden beaches and a myriad of adventure and entertainment opportunities.
Accommodation options range from one-bed apartments through to palatial beach-side mansions and owners range from permanent residents to holiday home owners who benefit from the bustling rental market in this popular area. Since the construction of King Shaka International Airport in 2010 the growth in the area has increased dramatically. With only a 20 minute drive to the airport many families have chosen to relocate to the Sugar Coast to take advantage of the coastal lifestyle whilst being able to easily commute to SA's economic hubs with ease. There is the possibility that the eThekwini Government's proposed Aerotropolis could bring additional dramatic growth to the area via employment opportunities and significant investment.
The area's bustling vibe has become even more evident with the influx of entrepreneurs and families from inland areas, increasing the need for modern infrastrucure, retail and entertainment options.
Educational options cover all levels ranging from pre-primary to secondary: Umhlanga PrePrimary, Montessori Life Pre-Primary http://montessori-life.com, Umhlanga Primary School https://web.facebook.com/umhlangaprimaryschool/?_rdc=1&_rdr, Reddam House Umhlanga http://umhlanga.reddamhouse.com.
Medical facilities have also kept pace with the area's growth with the presence of the private Netcare Umhlanga hospital https://www.netcarehospitals.co.za/Hospital/Netcare-uMhlangaHospital. Nurture Health hospital https://nurturehealth.net/umhlanga/ offers psychiatric and psycological support services. Numerous allied medical services abound in the area, many of which can be found at the Gateway Medical Centre, the Medstone Medical Centre and the Centre for Sports Medicine https://www.findhealthclinics.com/ZA/Umhlanga-Rocks/ 215837341818283/Centre-for-Sports-Medicine-Umhlanga
Umhlanga is the proud home of the largest mall in the Southern Hemisphere: The Gateway Theatre of Shopping https://www.gatewayworld.co.za. Umhlanga Centre http:// www.umhlangacentre.co.za , La Lucia Mall https://www.laluciamall.co.za and Outlet Park https:// outletpark.co.za as well as the many boutiques the area has to offer ensure a wide variety of tastes are met. Eatery options are also numerous and contributed to by the array of renowned hotels in the area, including the iconic, award-winning 5-star Oyster Box Hotel https:// www.oysterboxhotel.com, The Beverly Hills Hotel https://www.tsogosun.com/beverly-hills and the Pearls of Umhlanga https://thepearls.co.za.
The Sugar Coast offers so many benefits the coastal lifestyle has to offer: a more laidback approach, less traffic and crime than urban areas whilst still allowing for the convenience and so many amenities deemed essential for modern living. A plethora of outdoor activity options for individuals and families exist. Even Big 5 viewing opportunities occur closeby. The option of Main Beach or Bronze Beach, both equipped with lifeguards on a daily basis, ensure a safe and enjoyable experience . Idyllic living indeed.