Adventures - Land, Sea and Sky!

  • Diving
  • Air Flips, Sky Diving and Microlighting!
  • Dolphin and Whale Viewing
  • Hazelmere Dam
  • River Rafting
  • Marine Conservation
  • Fishing
  • 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.

Cell: 082 566 1937
Fax: 086 565 6702
Email: shaun@adventuretravelsouthafrica.com
Website: www.adventuretravelsouthafrica.com

Aliwal Shoal Scuba

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.

Contact Person: Lelanie botha
Cell: 082 800 4668
Fax: 086 603 6819
Email: umkomaaslodge@gmail.com
Website: www.cagesharkdive.com

Diving

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.

Air flips

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
CAA/0108

Scenic Coastal flights with qualified and experienced instructors who share the freedom of the sky.
See the coastline from an exciting perspective.

Email: comefly@mweb.co.za
Website: www.comefly.co.za

Clubventure

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

Email us: clubventure@mweb.co.za

Hazelmere Dam

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.

Kwazulu Adventures

Package and Day tours – Skydiving, Shark cage diving, shooting Assault rifles, learn to Surf, stand up Paddle boarding, Zulu cultural experience, Shebeen and Township Tours, Zip lining, Zulu battlefield tours, Big rush swing. Owned and run by locals, Mike and Gina. All of our adventure providers are qualified and accredited.

Tel: 031 564 5806
Cell: 083 393 3645
Email: kwazuluadventures@gmail.com
Website: www.kwazuluadventures.com

River Rafting

Liquid

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.

Marine Conservation

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

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!

Tel: 079 307 0608
Website: www.tidaltao.com
Email: Michy Morris snorkel@tidaltao.com

Umhlanga Scuba

We are a scuba diving academy and expedition organizers. Catering for non diver and divers. Snorkelling trips, boat trips, reef and wreck trips, sodwana trips.

197 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Umhlanga, Kwa Zulu Natal. South Africa.

Email Us
Tel: Int + 27 (031) 561 6021
Cell: Int + 27 (0)82 469 4699

CASEA CHARTERS - DEEP SEA FISHING & BOAT RIDES

The only Durban Municipality licensed & approved deep sea fishing and boat ride operator in Umhlanga Rocks.

Casea Charters is a professional family run deep sea fishing and sightseeing charter company operating from the picturesque coastal town of Umhlanga, just 15 minutes north of Durban, South Africa.

Enjoy the thrill of a surf launch from Umhlanga that takes you straight out into rich fishing grounds on our clean, well maintained 19ft Ace Craft Monohulls, each powered by 2 X 90HP Yamaha Outboard Engines.

Get your adrenaline going with a boat ride on our 6 meter rubber duck where you will get to see the beautiful Umhlanga coastline from a different perspective. This is a fun and informative trip with incidental sightings of marine life, sharks and sea birds.

Tel: (0)83 690 2511
Website: www.caseacharters.co.za
Email info@caseacharters.co.za

Starlite Aviation Operations

Starlite Aviation Operations

Tel: (0)31 571 6648
Fax: (0)31 571 6610
Website: www.starliteaviation.com
Email salesadmin@starliteaviation.com

Thrilling Helicopter Flights: Corporate Charters: charter packages for local/international businesses; - business to business transportation, sporting events, ferries to popular landmarks, geological mining and powerline survey, aerial photography and client excursions.

Local Customised Charters: for special occasions; ferries to events, marriage proposals, weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.

Local and Inland Charters: scenic flights along Durban’s spectacular coastline or adventures to mountainous regions and game parks.

Umhlanga Ocean Charters

Tel: 072 594 1910
Website: www.umhlangaoceancharters.co.za
Email: Zaan Grobler - info@umhlangaoceancharters.co.za


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.

  • Deep Sea Fishing & Boat Trips
  • Surf launch from Granny’s Pool Umhlanga Beach
  • Deep Sea fishing charters: BOAT | 19 ft YELD CAT. All Equipment & Bait Supplied. Keep Your Catch. Various Trip Lengths Available. Private Charter.
  • Boat trips: BOAT | 7,2 m RUBBER DUCK. 1 & 2 Hour Trips Available. Private Boat Hire. Marine Life Sightings.