UMHLANGA SANDS RESORT

 

Decemeber Rentals:

 

 Week 49:

06 December - 13 December 2014

4 sleeper for R 16 700

6 sleeper for R 22 700

 

Week 50:

13 December - 20 December 2014

4 sleeper for R 21 200

6 sleeper for R 27 300

 

*Subject to Availability *Updated 01/08/14


 

Local Activities & Places of Interest

Umhlanga and KwaZulu Natal

Umhlanga and surrounds have a lot to offer for the whole family.  There are plenty entertainment for young and old.  Below we would like to mention but only a few of the attractions of this wonderful slice of the east coast of South Africa.

Midlands Meander
The enchantment of the Midlands has long inspired many a visitor and resident to creativity and as a result, local artists, potters and weavers combined to create an arts and crafts route in 1985, which was to become the highly successful and popular Midlands Meander.

Situated in KwaZulu Natal, the Midlands Meander is just north of Pietermaritzburg and extends from Rietvlei and Currys Post in the east, to Dargle Valley and Fort Nottingham in the west. This stunning stretch is about 80km’s long and brimming with amazing sights, sounds and activities.

Nature Sanctuaries & Game parks

Butterflies for Africa
Pietermaritzburg Butterflies for Africa has been developed to combine the best elements of top butterfly houses from around the world with some unique features of its own. The complex currently houses a walk-through Butterfly House (housing both exotic and indigenous butterflies), Butterfly Craft Shop, Art Gallery, Coffee Bar, African Art and Craft Centre, Butterfly Nursery and a Butterfly Garden planted with a large range of butterfly food-plants. (Wheelchair Friendly)
Telephone: +27 (0)33 387-1356
Opening hours: Tues to Friday from 09h00 to 16h30; Saturday 09h30 to 15h30 and Sundays from 10h30 to 15h30. Closed on Mondays (Except on Public holidays). Closed on New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
The Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park is the only park under formal conservation in KwaZulu Natal where the Big Five occur. Established in 1895, this is the oldest game park in South Africa along with nearby St Lucia Reserve. Set in the heart of Zululand this is the oldest game reserve in Africa, where Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka hunted and put in place the first conservation laws. Today, Africa's 'Big Five' (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros) stalk the flourishing savannah. Game viewing is the principal attraction in the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. Viewing hides overlook pans and waterholes enabling one to observe the wildlife at close range.

Adventure

Karkloof Canopy Tour (Howick)
Natal Midlands, Karkloof Nature Reserve, 10 km from Howick, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal. Telephone: +27 (0)33 330-3415
Opening hours: Booking is essential. Departure times: Every hour from 8h00 to 15h00.
The Karkloof Canopy Tour has been built in a spectacular valley of the Karkloof Forest Reserve. The tour includes long swooping slides over the treetops of the forest, stops below a 15m waterfall and takes in wide views across the Karkloof valley. This was the second canopy tour built in South Africa and has been designed for the more adventurous nature lover. Expect to hear the loud calls of the Samango monkey, see a rare orchid or catch the flash of an Emerald cuckoo as it flies past.

Marine

Natal Sharks Board
1a Herrwood Drive, Umhlanga Rocks Tel : (031) 566 0400 Visit the only organization of its kind in the world The Audio-Visual Programme is a visual spectacle. It is a powerful combination of sweeping aerials, slow pans, tight close-ups & superb imagery. Although this 26 minute long presentation is designed to entertain, it is also educational with information on the sensory biology of sharks and their role as top predators in the marine food chain. The audio-visual and shark dissection is presenter at the following times : Tuesday 9h00 & 14h00 Wednesday 9h00 & 14h00 Thursday 9h00 & 14h00 Sunday 14h00 No shows on recognised public holidays. Watch a shark dissection and see the internal anatomy of one of the ocean's most awesome predators. Visit the display hall and view the large variety of lifelike replicas of sharks, fish and rays, including that of a 892kg Great White Shark.

Boat Trips

Look out for dolphins and whales on these early morning boat trips on a Sharks Board skiboat and observe first hand how the meshing crews go about their servicing of the shark nets off Durban's Golden Mile. Experience and enjoy the sights of Durban as you travel through the harbour and out to sea into the rising sun. Bookings for this 2-hour trip CALL 082-403 9206

Nature and Amusement Parks

uShaka Marine World
Ushaka Marine World offers a world of entertainment. This aqua-marine park has a world-class aquarium, a water theme slide park, village walk, private beach and lots of restaurants and shops.

Crocodile Creek
Tel : (032) 944 3845 Open 9h30 -17h00 Tours 10h30 / 11h30 / 12h30 / 14h30 / 15h30 Feeding 11h00 / 15h00 Curio Shop - Coffee Shop - Crocodile Dishes - Bush trails

Croc Valley
Tel / Fax : (032) 525 5374 Open Tues - Sun : 9h00 - 17h00 Feeding on Sundays at 15h00 Crocs - Ostrich - Snakes - Arts & Crafts - Bird watching Picnic and Braai - Bush walks - Tea Garden

Umgeni Bird Park
Tel : (031) 579 4600 Open 9h00 - 17h00 Bird Shows at 11h00 and 14h00 Tues - Sun Teagarden serves light meals Fax : (031) 579 4574

Shopping Centres

Granada Centre -Tel : (031) 561 4893

Umhlanga Shopping Centre - Tel : (031) 561 5962

Umhlanga Plaza Tel : (031) 561 1020

The Square - Tel : (031) 566 2837

La Lucia Mall  - Tel : (031) 562 8420

The Pavilion  - Tel : (031) 265 0558

Gateway Theatre of Shopping Tel : (031) 566 2332

Arts and Crafts - Markets and Galleries

Essenwood Craft Market
Tel : (082) 558 6611 Sundays 9h00 - 14h00
Durban's Upmarket Market -
Berea Park: 220 stalls selling everything from toys to clothing. Great food section and a secure children's playground area.

The Stables Market
9 Jacko Jackson Dr (Off NMR Ave) Tel: (031) 312 3752 Open Wednesday and Fridays from 6pm to 11pm. Sundays and public Holidays from 11am to 5pm. Originally, these buildings were used as stables but have now been converted to hold crafts instead of horses.

Golden Hours Market
Uitsig Road, near Hyper-by-the-Sea. Open every Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Casinos

Sibaya Casino
Tel : (031) 580 5000
Sibaya Casino is only 20 minutes drive away North of Umhlanga. They offer gaming, live entertainment, conferencing, accommodation and food. There is also a cultural village.

Suncoast Casino
Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World is situated along the beachfront in Durban and offers not only gaming, gambling and Restaurants but also access to one of Durban's cleanest beaches.