Adventures - Land, Sea and Sky!
- Air Flips, Sky Diving and Microlighting!
- Dolphin and Whale Viewing
- Hazelmere Dam
- River Rafting
- Marine Conservation
- Quad Biking and other adventures...
Umhlanga Rocks enjoys a warm sub-tropical climate all year round with mild temperatures between 19 C and 26 C between winter and summer. Fishing, both from ski-boat and the shore, is popular. Various establishments, including the Natal Sharks Board, offer whale and dolphin viewing trips. There are skiboat launches at both Umhlanga and Umdloti and skiboat fishing competitions are held regularly in the area.Wave surfing and kite surfing are popular along this stretch of coast. Kite surfers practice regularly at Tekwini Beach, on the north side of Durban. Surfers and body-boarders get good waves at the Umhlanga beach breaks, while Umdloti offers a few challenging beach and point breaks.
Adventure Travel South Africa
We provide adventure related tour packages and accommodation within the province of KwaZulu Natal.
Aliwal Shoal Scuba has been running since 1985 and is the first Gold Palm Padi resort in South Africa. We are are a dive charter specialising in the shark diving and shark cage diving. Situated on the beach front of Umkomaas / Aliwal Shoal.
There are exciting dive sites accessible by boat from Granny's Pool, and some from the beach through the surf for the fit and experienced divers. They include an artificial reef that attracts a variety of fish, and the Trawler, (Fontao), which sunk in 1990. Your dive skipper will show you an underwater wonderland of corals, sponges and tropical species.
CALYPSO - DIVE AND ADVENTURE
Calypso is a 5Star PADI facility at uShaka Marine World. We're a "top notch" training facility that launches daily around Durban. Diving courses from the absolute beginner up to professional.
The magnificent uShaka Marine Worlds Aquarium, Africa's best swimming pool has over 1500 tropical fish. Courses start daily throughout the year.
Just south of Umhlanga is Virginia Airport, where you can take coast and inland sightseeing
flights (031-563 7101). Try skydiving (072 214 6040) or a microlight flip (084 266 3359).
CALL 084-COME-FLY (084 - 2663 - 359)
Come Fly! Microlights
La Mercy Flight Park
Scenic Coastal flights with qualified and experienced instructors who share the freedom of the sky.
See the coastline from an exciting perspective.
Clubventure is an adventure facility located only 15 minutes inland from Ballito. This beautiful tranquil adventure piece of heaven offers adventure activities including a 1.5km Zipline Tour, Forest Paintball, Scuba Diving Centre, as well as Teambuilding, School Excursions and Kids Parties.
Tel: 032 942 8014
Tel: 032 815 1027
Cell: 082 414 2448
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Experience the thrill of the ocean while seeking dolphins in the warm waters off Umhlanga. Spotting whales, whale sharks and other dolphins is not uncommon in Umhlanga. Experience the thrill of a launch through the surf in a rubberduck ski boat with experienced skippers.
Contact: 086 100 1138
Hazelmere Dam and Resort is a water sport Mecca for those who love water sports and fishing. An outing to the shady picnic spots on the water's edge will also reward you with sightings of zebra, wildebeest and many birds and butterflies. Contact 032 533 2315.
Rafting in an inflatable 2 man canoe (called Crocs), is adventurous & fun ! The challenge of negotiating the twist and turns in the river, and the rapids, whilst enjoying the astonishing views in the Umkomaas river valley, just 1.5 hours from Durban.
We cover 14kms of class 2 to class 4 rapids, over a 3 - 5 hour period.
Deep-sea, rock and shore angling are some of the major attractions of the Umhlanga coastline, offering some of the finest fishing in the province. However, over-fishing has forced the authorities to enforce strict regulations to preserve many threatened species.
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and the national Department of the Environmental Affairs and Tourism, are responsible for policing the new laws that require that anyone harvesting any marine resource, including all linefishing, has a permit to do so. Taking any inter-tidal resources, such as live shells, mussels and oysters, also requires a special permit. ( www.rhino.org.za )
Deep-sea charter owners and bait and fishing equipment retailers can provide specific information on permitted catch numbers and sizes.
Permits may be obtained by writing to the Kwazulu Natal Marine Permits Office, Private Bag X15, Congella, 4013. Contact 031-274 1150 (Commercial); 031-205 5278 (Fishing).
National permits are also available from all S.A. Post Office outlets.
Tidal Tao Snorkelling Safaris
Experience our coast like you have never dreamed of. Hundreds of tropical fish, octopus and gorgeous underwater landscapes.
Tidal Tao Snorkeling Safaris, safe and exciting for all ages and fitness levels. We provide everything you need, If you can swim, we can teach you to snorkel!
Deep Sea Fishing
Umhlanga Ocean Charters
Umhlanga Ocean Charters is an ocean sight seeing charter business based in Umhlanga, owned and skippered by Zaan Grobler, who has 15 years experience and over 200 000 launches to take you out to sea and back safely. Come and experience the thrill of surf launching as well as learning about the ocean and rich marine life the east coast has to offer.