Umhlali

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Umhlali is situated inland from Salt Rock

Umhlali is a farming village which lies inland from Salt Rock and Sheffield Beach. Umhlali was established by British and Scottish Byrne settlers in 1850 and was the site of a fort which led to it originally being called Fort William by the settlers.

Umhlali is the Zulu name for the Monkey Orange tree, which grew abundantly along the banks of the Umhlali river. It also means "the place of waiting" because settlers and locals would have to wait on the banks before crossing the river on a northward journey.

Umhlali has a quaint and unique Sugar Village theme and the buildings are designed and decorated in an old world flavour. The shops are varied and visitors can enjoy fast food, homemade goodies and fresh farm produce. Spend a morning discovering the friendly, personal attention of the locals.

Witness first hand the crushing of sugar cane. You will even be able to sample freshly crushed, iced sugar juice. The Umhlali museum will also house, amongst other historical memorabilia, an old locomotive, originally used for transporting cane to the mill.

Inland from the coastal resorts of Salt Rock and Sheffield Beach is the farming village of Umhlali. It was established by British and Scottish Byrne settlers in 1850 and was the site of a fort which led to it originally being called Fort William by the settlers. Umhlali is the Zulu name for the Monkey Orange Tree, which grew abundantly along the banks of the Umhlali River. It also means ‘the place of waiting’ because settlers and locals would have to wait on the banks before crossing the river on a northward journey. Umhlali has a quaint and unique Sugar Village theme and the buildings are designed and decorated in an ‘old world’ flavour. The shops are varied and visitors can enjoy fast food, homemade goodies and fresh farm produce. Spend a morning discovering the friendly, personal attention of the locals. Future plans for the village is the establishment of a sugar museum which will allow visitors to witness the crushing of sugar cane, and sample crushed iced sugar juice.

 

Umhlali Country Club

Neighbouring on Ballito only 15 minutes north of Umhlanga Rocks, lies one of Natal’s most picturesque golf courses. Umhlali Country Club, sports sweeping fairways, exotic palm trees and seven magnificent water holes. Accommodating thousands of visitors annually it offers the kind of hospitality one would expect on the Dolphin Coast. Strategically positioned tee boxes are designed to test the skills of the more competitive golfer, as well as catering for the longer handicappers, playing off the front markers.


 

Accommodation in and around Umhlali

Nalson's View    accommodation in Umhlali
A luxury home in the sea- side village of Salt Rock with wonderful sea views of the warm Indian Ocean and personalised service by your hosts. Mediterranean style living with stylishly decora- ted living areas. Four rooms of which 2 doubles, 1 family ... More

Holland Farm Guest House    accommodation in Umhlali
Hidden amongst the endless, rolling hills Holland Anthurium Flower Farm offers more than just bed & breakfast accommodation all year round. Delight in tranquil seclusion and comfort, with access to an assortment of activities. Relax in the large,... More




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