The 'Dubai-style' mixed-use development is also a first in terms of design in South Africa and incorporates two residential towers consisting of 460 elegantly designed apartments, with sea views, a world class 33 000 square meter shopping mall that brings international super brands to Durban for the first time and a luxurious 200 room five-star hotel that will be managed by one of the top leisure brands in world.
The 90 000 square meter project spans a whopping 250m from end to end and is within a stones throw of the Indian Ocean and Umhlanga Village.
Architects referred to as 'cutting edge contemporary' with the curvilinear lines of the buildings expressed in a combination of glass and distinctive materials. Generous balconies wrapped themselves around the building to create a dynamic set of exquisite sculptural forms.
Umhlanga offers the best South African tour operators, a wealth of entertainment, restaurants and nature trails, all in a secure environment. The spectacular Gateway shopping centre and Sibaya Casino are some of the key attractions that Umhlanga Rocks has to offer. Ocean enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers will be in their element, surfing, deep-sea fishing, whale watching and dolphin viewing, scuba diving, kite boarding and microlight flips are just some of the many activities available on this wonderful stretch of coastline. For the serious golfers there are many superb golf courses all within a 15 minute drive of Umhlanga. Umhlanga is also a paradise for the romantically inclined and many people either tie the knot here or spend their honeymoon here.
Umhlanga is an affluent residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, created in 2000, which includes the greater Durban area.
It is well known for the Gateway Theatre of Shopping which is the largest shopping mall in the southern hemisphere. It also has the tallest skyscraper in KwaZulu-Natal named Pearl Sky which is under construction. There are two beaches - Bronze Beach and Main Beach both of which are patrolled by life guards throughout the day. Umhlanga is one of the fastest growing cities in South Africa.