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“Valentines special” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of uMhlanga Sands Resort

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uMhlanga Sands Resort
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
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“Valentines special”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We booked the honeymoon suite at Dinokeng game lodge. What a fabulously relaxing environment. The suite is brilliant with its own deck overlooking the water. The restaurant has a crocodile lying right beneath the deck waiting for a leftover piece of meat. The gardens and breakfast were amazing. The game roam freely in the resort, which was really special. The next night we moved to the rondawel, as we could only have the suite for one night - definately not where I wanted to be after being spoilt.

Room Tip: Definitely the suite
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gauteng
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

My second stay at this resort for the year and they never disappoint. The best coastline views, loads of kiddies activities and a totally awesome team driven to service excellence. Special thanks to Meresh and Dhirasha along with Carissa, Lawrence, Asthira and Goolam. This is really a special team and only after you have experienced their hospitality, will you understand!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Very Family orientated, Very Safe and the kids don't want to go to any other reasort in South Africa. this is quite an accomplishment as my kids they are well travelled. Friendly Staff and very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

If you want to spend your holiday wreathed in old cigarette smoke, Umhlanga Sands is for you.
If you want to spend an hour checking in, buy timeshare. They give your room away without your permission and treat it as normal.
If you don't mind interfacing with management that could not care less, book your next holiday here.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

This is a fantastic beach resort in KZN. I don't think you can ask for better. The resort is fully equipped with all amenities needed for a beach holiday or break. The family rooms are good and clean. The resort has awesome swimming pools and entertainment is aplenty. The beach is a stroll down the pathway right in front of the resort. Excellent place for a family break.

Stayed May 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

I've stayed at the Umhlanga Sands Resort now on multiple occasions and since the first time I have stayed there it has become one of my favourite holiday destinations. The staff is always friendly and helpful, whether its only myself and my wife only or with the children the stay is very enjoyable. The facilities are also brilliant and there is always something to do.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Jhb
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127 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

This Resort is just awesome.

The views on any day are simply sublime and have the ability to keep us smiling all the time. Monkeys in Umhlanga are always an issue but you have to just be aware that they are around and lock up when you leave and try to watch out for them climbing into your apartment.

Derek, the GM is the most amazing GM we have met and a true veteran in the business. He is most definitely responsible for the amazing service even from its Restaurant tenants to the up keep of the Resort.

My only concern was the Beauty salon/s there doesnt seem to be enough experience and this has the potential to be so much better.

Well done guys, look forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: Remember to watch out for Monkeys coming in and stealing food.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 Family Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Luxury Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Romantic Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks
#5 Business 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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