A favourite holiday destination with locals, Umhlanga’s beaches are packed with both locals and tourists in season (and often out of season as well, thanks to the temperate climate). The paved walkway allows visitors to explore the number of beachfront restaurants in Umhlanga before heading to the notorious Umhlanga Lighthouse. This beautiful beach is known for its safe swimming waters, making it ideal for families with small children or for those that are wary around the ocean. It is no small feat to have achieved Blue Flag status, and Umhlanga Rocks is proud of carrying this esteemed title. This is only awarded to beaches that are clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing, and actively promote environmental responsibility and education. This is one of only seven Blue Flag beaches in the province.


The sights and scenery surrounding Scarborough beach are something to be admired. The mountains stand tall around you and the vast endless ocean lying before you make this beautiful and serene beach to relax at. Stunning rock pools to explore are waiting on the shoreline and the waves welcome the surfers to challenge them. A stroll along this secluded and long white sandy beach is very pleasant. It is advisable to be cautious while swimming due to the occasional rip current just off the beach. Scarborough beach is never overcrowded but can get busy in summer when the tourists flock to these gorgeous sands. Being a very spacious beach there is always space for you and your family to soak up the sun without feeling invaded by others playing ball on the beach or those flying kites on a more windy day.


The Sabie Falls are found at the start of the spectacular Panorama Route. The Panorama Route then travels further north up to the Blyde River Canon. The Sabie Falls are a short walk from the parking lot with a number of different viewing areas. Beautiful all year round, the falls are surrounded by steep cliffs and lush vegetation.