Umhlanga at a glance

A profile of Umhlanga Property from a prospective buyer's perspective, with information on facilities, attractions and the best areas in which to buy.

Umhlanga Property

The town of Umhlanga is located on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, close to the city of Durban. Named after the Ohlanga River, which empties into the sea just north of the town, Umhlanga is both an upmarket residential area and a resort town.

Umhlanga is known for its white sand beaches, which are washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The town benefits from a subtropical climate, with very mild winters and hot, humid summers.

Umhlanga Real Estate

In recent years, Umhlanga has become a hub of business activity, with many businesses relocating to the town from the Durban CBD. This has resulted in significant development of both residential and business properties, with hotels, holiday homes and luxury holiday apartments keeping pace with new demand.


For Umhlanga property owners, attractions include

  • excellent, safe, clean beaches fitted with shark nets
  • the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, one of the newest upmarket malls in the KwaZulu-Natal region
  • golf courses at the Umhlanga Country Club and Mount Edgecombe Country Club
  • easy access to the many attractions in neighbouring Durban, including three international sports stadiums and uShaka Marine World
  • Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World 


Umhlanga offers all essential facilities, as well as easy access to the extensive commercial, retail, education and healthcare infrastructure of Durban. Umhlanga Ridge benefits from excellent urban planning, which has helped transform it into one of South Africa's foremost pedestrian-friendly urban spaces. Durban International Airport is located in La Mercy, just outside Umhlanga.

Why Buy in Umhlanga?

Umhlanga is a growth hotspot in the KwaZulu-Natal region, so properties in the area have excellent investment potential. The town is one of the most pleasant residential areas in and around Durban, offering home owners the convenience of city living combined with the ambience and lifestyle of a coastal resort.

Find out more about purchasing Umhlanga property by contacting a real partner at Jawitz Properties Ballito today!

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