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uMhlanga Sands Resort
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“bad holiday”
Reviewed 20 May 2012

i have been to the sands before and it was brilliant, now sad to say they have turned it into a office enviroment the rooms have no warmth the pool area has plastic grass when you order a drink it comes in a plastic cup the whole atmosphere is one of a corprate enviroment and will not see me again.i have to compliment the staff as they are great but it just does not work.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

I go to this hotel almost every year i'm due to go back in Feb 2013 the staff are grate the pools are clean
the entertainment for children is wonderful the food is lovely the only thing is i am wondering what it is like after it has been refurbish, is the arcade for the kids still there? if you have been this year can you please let me no what it looks like :) the beach is right outside the hotel the staff are lovely and really friendly, This is one lovely place to be all year round, Feb is very very hot i hope this helps anyone who wishes to go there :). grate places to go are as follows: the natal sharks board in umhalanga, ushaka marine world in Durban and Gateway shopping center for shopping, cinema, arcades and go carting these are MUST GOES if you travel to South Africa with children or with out also you can go deep sea fishing easy to book near the beach we did that last year it way excellent and i will do it again. Have a lovely holiday :)

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Lenasia, Gauteng
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

A beautiful resort from check in to check out just relaxed and lotsa fun things to do. Check in was fabulous kids enjoyed the activity packs they received and popcorn. The hotel was refurbished and we were the first to enjoy the opening of the resort. Wonderful resort to unwind and chill out.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Perfect local holiday away from a busy urban life to a relaxing and beautiful getaway only 6 hrs from Johannesburg.
Never dissapointed with weather because of the slight humidity but great for beach days.
Malls in close proximity for night entertainment, shopping and food for both adults and kids.
There are boat cruises nearby. U Shaka Marine World for waterslides and marine life. Then you can also visit the famous Moses Mobhida Stadium where the world cup soccer was held. One can go up a cable car to take in the awesome views from above or simply try the bungy swing if you dare.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank H0lidaytrip
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south africa
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

the umlanga sends resort is amazing everything is nice rooms r large lots of entertainment alll is great great value i am there almost every year the only down side is there is no hallal food in the resort so edvice get the outside hotels numbers the deliver :)

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  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Bourne End, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

I visited this hotel in Nov 2011 without my husband and with three kids in tow and it was so easy to entertain them! The room was great - big, with two sleeping areas, bathroom and kitchenette and an amazing sea view. The kids adored the pool and the (awful for adults!) coin-operated games room and the restaurants were perfect for family dining too.

The staff were friendly and helpful, rooms kept immaculately clean and all the usual amenities you could expect. Only one slight complaint - there was no free wifi, and wifi was costly and could only be used in one spot.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Welkom, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

We stayed from 12th to 19th November 2011. It was a very, very fantastic experience, if you need to relax, Umhlanga Sands Lifestyle Resort (Umhlanga Rocks) is a place to be. Very nice, helpful staff members (always greeting with a smile), keep up the good work guys. We really enjoyed ourselves and hopefully we will visit again in the near future.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about uMhlanga Sands Resort

Property: uMhlanga Sands Resort
Address: 44 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — uMhlanga Sands Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 237
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An idyllic resort located mere steps away from the pristine Umhlanga beachfront, the Umhlanga Sands Timeshare Resort is the perfect location for travellers looking for something out of the ordinary. Sporting easy access to all the major tourist attractions as well as fantastic facilities geared towards holiday activities, the Umhlanga Sands is a perfect destination for families seeking self-catering Timeshare accommodation in KwaZulu Natal. ... more   less 
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