Umhlanga means “place of reeds” in the Zulu language. It is bordered by Durban North to the south and Mt Edgecombe to the west.
It is well known for the Gateway Theatre of Shopping which is the largest shopping mall in the southern hemisphere. It also has the second tallest skyscraper in South Africa named Pearl Sky which stands 183 meters.
There are two beaches: Bronze Beach and Main Beach, both of which are patrolled by lifeguards throughout the day.
Umhlanga lagoon is a 26 hectares (64 acres) nature reserve on the shore of the Indian Ocean. The reserve encloses the Ohlanga River’s lagoon and mouth. The forest forms a natural extension of the less accessible Hawaan Forest. The reserve trails start at a car park at the northern end of Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga.
The reserve has picnic sites, the remains of a prehistoric shell midden and walking trails, with a walkway and pedestrian bridge that span the lagoon.
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