Umhlanga Rocks is one of the most beautiful spots along the stunning coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Stretches of pristine beaches and lush countryside provide the perfect backdrop for holidaymakers and the Protea Hotel Umhlanga is perfectly situated just a stone’s throw from the protected, idyllic beach of Umhlanga Rocks, establishing itself as the ideal location from which to enjoy this beautiful area. Just ten minutes drive away from the heart of Durban, the hotel offers the perfect haven for those wanting a beach holiday, or for people travelling for business who want a little time out.
The hotel offers its guest immaculate accommodation in rooms boasting unparalleled views of the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. As with all Protea hotels, the rooms are well appointed with all mod cons one would expect. Guests can retreat to their rooms and enjoy satellite TV as well as convenient self-catering facilities. For those who wish to be wined and dined, the hotel is situated near a number of restaurants offering menus for every taste, while breakfasts can be enjoyed in the hotel’s breakfast room.
Should you wish to venture a little further from the beach and see more of what Durban and its surrounds have to offer, families will love uShaka Marine World, Durban’s enormous adventure park – fun for all the family, the park has an enormous aquarium, water slides, dolphin and seal shows and even a snorkeling reef. Shopaholics will enjoy the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, a shopper’s paradise offering a plethora of shops and entertainment for everyone. Catch the latest movie at one of Durban’s many cinemas or watch a production at the Barnyard Theatre.
Sports enthusiasts will be keen to check out Durban’s iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium with its distinctive ‘arch of triumph’ design. The building itself is a must see but it’s also host to several sporting and cultural events, details of which can be found at the hotel. However, Durban’s most charming institution is its botanical gardens, Africa’s oldest botanic gardens. Boasting plants from all corners of the globe, the gardens also have over 9 000 orchids, which make a delightful sight on a sunny afternoon.