Umdloti Coastal Conservancy

Umdloti Beach

a comparative guide
objective and independent

Umdloti Surfer


Umdloti whale breech

Umdloti whale breech

Umdloti whale breech

Umdloti whale breech

Umdloti whale breech

Umdloti dolphins

Umdloti dolphins

Umdloti dolphins with surfer

Umdloti dolphins surfing

Services available in Umdloti


ADT Security Services

Umdloti is a safe holiday destination under the watchful eye of ADT, with dedicated 24/7 security patrols. ADT is South Africa ’s leading security company. It believes that every South African has the right to a safe and secure home. There’s safety in numbers. ADT has the largest armed response and security force in the country. They are trusted by more homes and businesses than any other South African security firm.


ADT has the resources, experience and technology to be Always There

You can trust ADT for all your security needs.


To have your property linked to ADT armed response services:

click here, call 086 12 12 107 or e-mail Val Marais 



"You fabricate the dream. We bring it to life."

Hans Coetzee plus his team of design technicians and project managers make Hans Coetzee Architect the local architect of choice. You can view their impressive portfolio on-line and contact Hans locally on cell 083 650 9775


Aqua Tours and Transfers (executive taxi service)

This is a South African executive door to door transfer service based in Durban and Johannesburg.  They offer a prompt, reliable, secure and cost effective transfer service with an immaculately maintained fleet driven by professional chauffeurs. Click here for rates from Umdloti / La Mercy to airports, city centre, shopping malls etc. PLUS some awesome diving trips to reefs off the South Coast, North Coast and Mozambique. E-mail tel +27 31 208 6494

Banking – ATM services

ATM services are provided by ABSA at the KwikSpar at White Sands Centre and outside the Family Store at the Umdloti Centre. Standard Bank have an ATM inside the Bonjour Shop at the Total garage. The ATMs accept Visa, Cirrus, Maestro and Mastercard so overseas visitors can access South African rands with their home cash line cards, therefore avoiding the security risk from carrying large amounts of cash around.

Baby Sitters

None currently known to us.

Car Hire

Currently there is no car hire service operating from Umdloti. There are a number of operators in Umhlanga, including our favourite – Imperial, who are happy to deliver cars to Umdloti. There are many car hire operators available at Durban International Airport, but a daily premium is usually charged for Airport collections and drop-offs.

Dance Classes

Kitty Setz (R.A.D. R.T.S.) is a professional dance teacher qualified at the Royal Academy of Dancing in London who runs a wide range of pilates based ballet and exercise classes in Umdloti. Newcomers are always welcome and the classes are good fun. Call Kitty on 082 940 3733 or send her ane-mailfor details

Estate Agents

Umdloti Lettings sell, let and manage properties. There are several other Estate Agents, based in Umdloti. Pam Goldings is in the White Sands Centre, and ‘Realty 1’ in the Umdloti Centre.

Fixers (repairs and maintenance)

Emergencies do occur, even when not planned!!!!!!!!! If the water or electricity supplies are halted, first check whether your neighbours have also had their supply interrupted. If yes, then check whether the rest of Umdloti is dry or in the dark. These things do happen in Africa, after all. If the problem is confined to your unit, don’t worry there are a range of fixers operating in and around Umdloti:

Paddy fixes electrics.

The Plumber Guy and Eugene fix the plumbing problems.

Richard will reconnect your electric gate and security fences

Alphi, although unqualified for anything, provides a wide range of handyman services for a reasonable price – provided you are a good negotiator.

Headquarters Beauty Salon

Managed by Ashina and ably assisted by her sister Kerry. A whole range of pampering massages, facials, manicures and pedicures are available. Waxes too. So if you are in a rush when preparing for your break in Umdloti, relax and book your treatments for when you arrive. Telephone 031 568 1919 for Hair and Beauty Salon, or call Ashina directly on her cell phone 073 346 0422 to make an appointment for that personal beauty treat.

Mobile Hairdresser Joanne

Why have the hassle of getting to the Hair Salon in time, when Joanne will come to your place and chop those locks, touch up the tints or create your curls. Excellent hairdresser for ladies, gentlemen and kids.

Surfside Motors (Total Garage)

Recently renovated with brand new underground fuel tanks and state of the art pumps. Open 24/7. Nearest alternative petrol supplies (BP) are at the garage at to Sibaya Casino, closest to the M4 entrance, but can also be accessed from the N2 Highway. Approximately 4kms from Umdloti.

Umdloti Beach Stables

Follow signposts from Main Road for Top Stable Facilities and Management, Excellent Tuition by Patrice Hardy – beginners to advanced all ages, Breathtaking Out-Rides and Beach Rides, Ponies 4 Parties venue, Horses and Ponies For Sale, Equestrian Shows, Horse Mastership Classes, Corporate Team Building Functions with Horses, Holiday Pony Camps, On the lead Pony Rides for Toddlers (Ages 4 & Up), Wedding Photo Venue and A Picturesque Picnic Venue.

Umdloti Post Office

Based inside the Friendly Grocers’ store. Buy stamps, pay bills and receive parcels.

Umdloti Launderette

You haven’t taken a quiet break in Umdloti, to get bogged down with wet towels and washing all those new holiday clothes, have you???????????????  The Launderette, now located upstairs in the Umdloti Centre will take care of all this for you. 

Places of Worship

Churches, Mosques, New Age, Synagogues, Temples

There is a Family Harvest Church in Umdloti, which regularly holds Sunday services. Locations vary! Otherwise in nearby (6 km) La Mercy there is a Hindu Temple, Mosque, Jehovah’s Witness Hall and a Christian Centre. In Umhlanga there is a range of religious facilities. The only Synagogues known to us are in Durban. 

Please visit our neighbours in La Mercy

and our sponsors, Hlumelela Natural Products CC, who have spent a lot of time and effort collecting the material for this website and putting it all together.




ADT Security Services




We acknowledge, with thanks, input to this website from the following people and organisations: Technorati Profile, Hlumelela Natural Products CC, ADT security, Dolphin View, Drifters, The Dune, Rising Moon, Nostalgia, Club Mykonos, Umdloti Letting, Umdloti Holiday Resort, Umdloti Conference Centre, 121 Cozumel, Die Strandhuis, Umdloti Beach Cottage, Umdloti Bottle Store, Aqua Tours, Headquarters Beauty Salon, Tahiti, Umdloti Rate Payers Association, and we acknowledge the following for “just being” in Umdloti Beach: Palapa Place, Sea Haven, Gully Point, Ninos Umdloti, Spindrift, Sea Villa, Brenda Perry, Fairlight Beach House, African Ocean, Mei-Pen-Lai, The Rusty Anchor, Milkwood, Kaitaia, Gracie's Place, Beachbreak House, Lalaphansi, Mallorca, Surfside, Cascades, Carmarque, Marginella, Cozumel, Mahe Sea View, Isikhulu, Cottonlands Accommodation, Villa Ladera, Perna Perna, High Seas, Umdloti Beach Guest House, Blue Mango Restaurant, Beach Bums, Nino's Umdloti, Mira Mar, Umdloti Bush Tavern, Bel Punto Restaurant, La Casa Nostra , Bonjour, Steers, Spar, Umdloti Hardware, Umdloti Pharmacy, Tape Shapes, Wellesley Stables, SASSPA, Ukuthula, Mangwanani Day Spa, Carpe Diem.


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