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Its distinctive appearance is what makes the uMhlanga ‘whalebone’ pier one of the most iconic landmarks in South Africa and indeed the world. Media giant CNN confirmed the pier naming it as the world’s most beautiful after freelance writer Tamara Hinson began researching piers worldwide. A firm favorite with photographers, the 80-meter walkway, was built in 2007 and represents a whale’s skeleton. It is an extension of an underground culvert that helps disperse excess stormwater from the land into the ocean. The distinctive whalebone structure won the South African National Award for Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement.
Info source URL: https://northglennews.co.za/49744/iconic-pier-worlds-beautiful/
Photo capture date & Location: 2017-11 Umhlanga Sands

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