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"Place of Reeds" in the Zulu language, referring
to the beds of reeds that accumulate on the banks of the
Ohlanga river a few Kilometers North of present day Umhlanga Rocks.
The area used to be
part of a coastal dune forest system many years ago and
provided sanctuary to a multitude of bird and wildlife species
of which many can still be found in bird, marine, and
wildlife preserves in and around the area today.
Just 15 minutes north
of Durban, it has become the playground of the young and old who visit
this Indian Ocean resort to experience miles of attractive beaches and an
array of sophisticated shopping malls. In spite of Umhlanga's phenomenal
growth rate, much of its village ambience has been retained and Umhlanga
has become a premier holiday resort for sun worshippers and fun seekers
alike. The Gateway Shopping and Entertainment Centre, currently under
construction, promises to be the largest shopping and entertainment centre
in the Southern Hemisphere and is scheduled to open in October 2001.
and Lagoon dune forest
was completed on the 24th of November 1954. At night it beams
it's light from a 25 meter vantage point as a warning to
ships that venture too close to shore.
Edgcombe golf course
bathing beaches are among the best along the South African coast
& Microlight Flights
swim with the dolphins