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Town Medium Umhlanga Rocks

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Located in South Africa :: KZN North Coast :: Umhlanga Rocks
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Umhlanga rocks is a resort town North of Durban and a satellite city of the Ethekwini Municipality within the Kwa-Zulu Natal province of South Africa. Umhlanga faces the warm waters of the Indian Ocean with stretching beaches and coastline best for Scuba diving and snorkeling and it is great surfing spot in summer. The name 'Umhlanga' means 'place of reeds' in the Zulu language. The towns have a well developed transport system, only 20km from the King Shaka airport. The town is also easily accessed from the N2 Highway or M4 Coastal Freeway. Umhlanga started as a resort village and has grown into an up market city offering all the facilities a city has to offer, but retains much of its relaxed, openly hospitable holiday character. This includes development of shopping malls, shopping centers, theaters and entertainment complex. For detailed information about the town facilities, services and activities, travelers can contact the Umhlanga Rocks Tourism Information Centre. (May-15)

Contact [ correction ]
Address : KZN, South Africa
Contact : Umhlanga Rocks Tourism Information Centre
Tel : +27(0)31 561 4257
Fax : +27(0)31 561 6943
Email : Click Here
Main Cellular Network : MTN. Cellc. Vodacom.

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station : Yes   Police Telephone : +27(0)31 566 8508
Hospital : Yes   Hospital Telephone : +27(0)31 560 5500
Doctor : Yes   Doctor Telephone : +27(0)31 582 5301
Tourist Information : Yes   Tourist Information Telephone : +27(0)31 561 4257
Petrol : Yes   Petrol Type : ALL   Petrol Price Index : ZAR12.61 per Litre (May-15)
Diesel : Yes   Diesel Type : ALL   Diesel Price Index : ZAR11.29 per Litre (May-15)
Towing Service : Yes   Towing Service Telephone: +27(0)31 701 7494
Facilities : Gas Refill, Shopping Mall, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Car Rental, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair

Activities [ correction ]
Fishing, Swimming, Diving, Snorkelling, Surfing, Sandboarding, Water Skiing, Canoeing, Sea_Kayaking, Sailing, Boat Trips, White Water Rafting
More Activities: Visit the Umhlanga Night Market. Held at Granada Square on the last Friday of every month displaying food and artisan craft stalls. Visit the Natal sharks board and the Umhlanga Coast Beaches where a diversity of tropical fish and coral reefs wrap along the Umhlanga coastline. Enjoy Beach walks. (May-15)

Travelling Information

ACCOMMODATION:
Lodges, guest houses and Bed and Breakfast are available for accommodation (May-15)

CAR RENTALS:
There is an Avis Car rental agent in Umhlanga Rocks. Tel: +27(0)31 560 8000. (May-15)

DOCTOR:
Doctor's contact is for Dr Ferreira, Desere, a general practitioner. (May-15)

FOOD:
Umhlanga have a hub of restaurant, coffee shop and take away. Take a stroll in the town centre and in the shopping malls and shopping centers and enjoy your favorite cuisine. (May-15)

FUEL:
Petrol and Diesel fuel stop are situated around the town offering all fuel types and gas refill services (May-15)

INFORMATION AND POSTAL SERVICES:
There is a tourism office in the town, the Umhlanga Rocks Tourism Information. There is the Umhlanga Rocks Library and a Natal Sharks Board Library. Post offices are available in the town with one at the Gateway theatre of Shopping and another one along Tanager Road for all postal services and also banking services. (May-15)

INTERNET AND WIFI:
For Internet Access visit the Odyssey Internet Café at the Gateway theatre of Shopping, Tel: +27(0)31 566 5120. Some hotels and guest houses offers free Wi-Fi services
(May-15)

MECHANICAL REPAIRS/ TOW IN SERVICES:
Towing contact added is for the Auto Collision Towing and Recovery. (May-15)

MONEY:
There is a Standard bank, FNB and ABSA bank and ATMs around the town. For Forex exchange there is an American Express Foreign Exchange Branch in Umhlanga, Tel: +27(0)31 566 1412. (May-15)

PHARMACY/HOSPITAL/HEALTH CARE:
The hospital contact added is for the Netcare Umhlanga Hospital, which is a private hospital. There is also the Gateway Private Hospital, a purpose-built surgical hospital, Tel: +27(0)31 492 1130 There is a Medisport Pharmacy situated at Protea Mall, open from 08h00 to 20h00 on weekdays and on weekends it closes an hour earlier, Tel :+27(0)31 561 1227. (May-15)

POLICE:
Police contact added is for the SAPS along Autumn Drive in Umhlanga. (May-15)

SHOPPING:
There is the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga Shopping Centre, and Umhlanga Plaza for one stop shopping experience. (May-15)

TOUR OPERATORS:
For an African Wildlife safaris, nature tours and personalized tours there is African Paths tour operator, Tel :+27(0)31 709 6560 There is also the Garsons Expeditions offering private tours and safaris in Southern Africa. Tel: +27(0)31 561 1314 (May-15)

TRANSPORT:
Taxi rank, a train station and paid meter taxis are available in the town for traveling to and from the nearby suburbs, towns and cities. (May-15)

TYRE SALES AND REPAIRS:
There is a branch of the Mint’s Tyres in Umhlanga, Tel: +27(0)31 566 5063 for professional tyre sale and fitment services. (May-15)


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“Umhlanga is a Zulu word meaning “the place of reeds". It refers to the large reed-beds along the Ohlanga river north of Umhlanga Rocks.” - Chris Smit, 2012/06/14

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