Between the rolling hills of sugar cane fields, indigenous forests and KwaZulu Natal's beautiful dolphin coast, lies a quaint, peaceful little town called Umdloti. Umdloti is named after the Mdloti river just North of the town. The Zulu's gave the river that name because of the Wild Tobacco plants that grew on the sand Banks. Although Umdloti is approximately 25km North of Durban, there is only a permanent population of about 3000 people. During the Holiday seasons, hundreds of holiday makers flock from Durban and all over the country to enjoy KZN's Hot sun, warm waters and Umdloti's beautiful beaches.
Umdloti is divided into 2 levels by a large sand dune. At the base of the sand dune, is a road that takes you parallel and in between Umdloti's golden sandy beaches, Hotels, Accommodation, restaurants and picturesque side cafes.
Umdloti's most popular beach boasts one of the largest natural tidal pools in the Southern Hemisphere, creating protection for swimmers, youngsters and sea bathers from rough seas and strong ocean currents. Along with this Natural protection, are shark nets and a team of experienced Lifesavers who are always on the watch for help. At low tide, you can hop onto the rocks that surround the Large tidal pool to see the small marine life that inhabit the many rock pools.
There are many exciting activities to do at Umdloti, including: Para-gliding, micro lighting, parachuting, Windsurfing, Kite surfing, Kayaking, surfing, jet skiing, fishing, Quad-biking and even swims with Dolphins.
For the less enthusiastic, take a long walk along the beach, North, towards Mdloti's river Estuary, or simply grab a book, some sun tan lotion and enjoy the sound of crashing waves and South African sun.
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