Umhlanga at a glance
KwaZulu-Natal’s Umhlanga suburbs are home to some of the province’s most sought after real estate.
The Umhlanga area has a variety of property types available.
If you are looking at residential property you will find freehold houses (full title) and sectional title properties, flats, duplexes, simplexes and vacant stands. Umhlanga commercial property is also available in both conventional freehold and sectional title.
Umhlanga is located on South Africa’s east coast and lies about 15 kilometres north of Durban. The nearest highways to Umhlanga are the M4, N2 and N3. Umhlanga as an upper-income area boasts some of the largest as well as some of the most expensive properties in KwaZulu-Natal.
The area is home to some of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches including the pristine Bronze Beach and Main Beach.
The areas surrounding Umhlanga include Durban North, Glenashley, Glen Anil, Glen Hills, Umdloti, La Lucia and Mount Edgecombe.
Umhlanga Shopping & Entertainment
Umhlanga is located near two major shopping centres, Gateway Theatre of Shopping and The La Lucia Mall. Gateway is one of Africa’s biggest shopping centres and was opened in September of 2001.
Both are home to most of South Africa’s leading retail stores including international chain stores and prestigious brands. There are also a variety of smaller shopping centres including Granada Centre and The Crescent. Umhlanga is noted for its nightlife. There are a various pubs, bars and nightclubs in Umhlanga and its surroundings, mostly upmarket.
Umhlanga Rocks Drive serves as the main road in the suburb and allows for easy access to neighbouring areas; it also serves as the main bus and taxi route for the area. The main bus operator in the area is Durban Transport.
The area also offers a wide variety of gyms. There are two Virgin Active centres located at Gateway Theatre of Shopping and The La Lucia Mall, as well as the Escape Gym in the Crescent and the Cabana Beach Gym found at the Cabana Beach Hotel.
There are also a number of sports clubs close to the area, including Northwood Crusaders and Varsity College Old Boys.
Umhlanga Health & Safety
Umhlanga Rocks has its own police station located at 1 Autumn Drive. The area also plays host to the Umhlanga Hospital and The Umhlanga Medical Centre.
Umhlanga Nature & Outdoors
Umhlanga also lays in close proximity to several nature reserves, these include The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, the Hawaan Forrest, The Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve and The Virginia Bush.
There are many pre-primary, primary and secondary schools in the area including Umhlanga College, Altholton Primary, Crawford College La Lucia, Northwood Boys’ High and Danville Girls’ High, to name a few. Most of the schools in the area are covered by bus routes. The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, UNISA Durban and Varsity College Durban North are also situated nearby.
Purchasing an Umhlanga property gives you access to all the facilities, modern conveniences and amenities you could ever ask for in your neighbourhood.
Properties in Umhlanga are escalating in value, in spite of the recent economic crisis, giving you a secure long term investment. Whether you are looking for a primary home, a holiday house, a retirement property or investment real estate - look no further.
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