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Email: info@hillsidegh.co.za

Things to Do - Hillside Guesthouse

Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu Natal

Shopping malls including Gateway Theatre of Shopping, La Lucia Mall, Umhlanga Centre and many others.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping is the largest shopping centre in the Southern hemisphere, boasting a range of indoor and outdoor entertainment and activities, including wave pool, putt-putt, a selection of state-of-the art cinemas, and a Virgin Active Gym.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping has cinemas and entertainment for all ages and is just a five minute drive away.

The Umhlanga nightlife has an abundance of the best restaurants, offering every type of cuisine, as well as some of the hottest night spots in the North Coast region. The Umhlanga beaches and the Dolphin Coast are safe blue flag beaches with inviting golden sands are a five minutes’ walk away.

Things to do in Umhlanga - Hillside Guesthouse

Scuba diving, Dolphin viewing and a visit to the Natal Sharks Board can be arranged.

There are many top Golf courses in the area including two Mount Edgecombe courses, Durban Country Club, and others up and down the famous KwaZulu Natal coast.

We are 15 Minutes from Durban City Centre, the Durban ICC, and Durban's beaches.

We have two casinos in the area being the Sibaya and Suncoast casinos for your gambling and entertainment pleasure.

Ushaka Marine World has the largest waterpark in the Southern hemisphere, along with restaurants and shops.

No visit to Durban and the North Coast would be complete without experiencing it.

The ABSA (Kingspark) rugby stadium and the new landmark soccer stadium are both nearby.

The Sharks Board is the only institution of its kind in the world, offering guided tours, educational excursions, audio visual presentations, shark dissections and a large display of replica sharks are just some of the attractions.

Things to do in Umhlanga - Hillside Guesthouse

The Umhlanga lighthouse was built in 1954 and is a landmark of the area that should not be missed, standing only metres above the beach.

The O'Connor Promenade is a wide, picturesque promenade with scenic views of the ocean with restaurants dotted here and there along the way.

The Dolphin Reef is found at Umdloti, just up the road from Umhlanga. This reef stretches for over two kilometres and is worth a visit for diving enthusiasts.

Things to do in Umhlanga - Hillside Guesthouse

The King Shaka International Airport is just 15 minutes away. The local Virginia Airport has a world recognised flight school and various other activities.

The new Umhlanga city centre borders on Gateway Country Lodge. Umhlanga and the KwaZulu coastline has many more attractions which Ina and Eugene will be happy to inform you about. Please note that we are in a residential neighbourhood so no loud music, no parties and no big group bookings allowed.

Umhlanga Village

  • Fish Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Catch Seafood Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Europa Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Steak and Ale Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • The Chefs Table Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Salsa Mexican Grill Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Rocomamas Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Olive & Oil Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Turn n Tender Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Bucher Boys Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Mythos Greek Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Lupa Osteria Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Fourteen On Chartwell Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Vovo Telo Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Angelo's Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Pintrada Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • Little Havana Restaurant - 0.8 km
  • George Cafe/bar - 0.8 km
  • Spar Supermarket - 0.8 km
  • Woolworths Supermarket - 0.8 km
  • Pick And Pay Supermarket - 0.8 km

Natural beauty

  • Indian Sea/ocean - 0.3 km
  • Ohlanga River - 2 km
  • uMhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve - 2 km
  • Umgeni River - 10 km
  • Hazelmere Dam - 21 km

Closest airports

  • King Shaka Airport - 17 km
  • Virginia Airport - 5 km

Malls and Entertainment

  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping - 3 km
  • La Lucia Mall - 3 km
  • Sibaya Spa and Casino - 7 km
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 13 km
  • The Barnyard Theatre Suncoast - 16 km


  • Durban Country Club - 13 km
  • Beachwood Golf Course - 7 km
  • Two Mount Edgecombe courses - 6 km

Things to do in Umhlanga - Hillside Guesthouse