uMhlanga’s tourism sector driven by affordable accommodation
Category Self Catering Holiday Rentals
uMhlanga continues to emerge as a property pioneer for just about every property-type, from uber contemporary mixed-use developments and office parks to lavish homes and holiday resorts - its property market has undoubtedly placed KwaZulu-Natal’s north coast as a leader in urban luxury living.
The coastal town’s incredible ability to merge the concept of “live, work and play” is effortlessly enhanced through a network of restaurants and retail precincts that each offer an experience unique to uMhlanga. This experience is further enhanced by its exquisite natural environment characterised by internationally recognised Blue Flag beaches.
Considering the sheer beauty of uMhlanga, it has transformed into South Africa’s leading local and international tourist destination and this has sparked a wealth of developments that have taken its tourism sector to global heights.
A downside to the town’s unparalleled opulence and luxury is a popular misconception that it is exclusively for those from high-income brackets. However, and rather refreshingly, the key to uMhlanga’s growth and development is its innate ability to continuously transform further into an intrinsically modern landscape without losing the ability to appeal to a diverse range of demographics from various income levels and backgrounds.
The town’s diverse appeal is rooted in its ability to provide premium yet affordable self-catering holiday accommodation, including apartments, lodges, and B&B’s that kiss the shores of north coast’s beaches. This “affordability factor” has undoubtedly launched uMhlanga as a pivotal player in the local tourism industry.
It is hard to believe that several decades ago the area was once largely sugarcane plantations with minimal development and today it is home to the most beloved holiday accommodation.
Lagoon Drive, in particular, has emerged as a holiday hot-spot that is renowned for its affordable self-catering holiday apartments. It is nestled approximately 800m from the uMhlanga Village where visitors are treated to a selection of eateries, fine dining restaurants and pubs, with direct access to the beach and promenade.
The following apartments are at the forefront of the market:
Seated in uMhlanga Rocks, Breakers Resort is one of the most popular holiday retreats in the country. Embraced by almost two acres of manicured gardens and surrounded by a coastal backdrop, the resort is famously identified by its horseshoe design that overlooks an exquisite swimming pool.
uMhlanga Rocks is synonymous with luxury self-catering holiday apartments and adding to this list is The Shades, located at the corner of Weaver Crescent and Lagoon Drive. Guests are privileged with spectacular views of uMhlanga’s main beach, which lies directly opposite the apartment.
Comprising two-bedroom units ideal for a maximum of four people, it is inspired by contemporary interior designs including an open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen - the apartments are spacious and breezy, making for a perfect ocean-side getaway.
Many of the main bedrooms in Bermudas lead to balconies with panoramic ocean views. Fully tiled and spacious with comfort and relaxation in mind, this apartment brings authentic uMhlanga to guests’ doorsteps.
Large balconies that allow for full frontal sea views makes Bronze Bay the ideal holiday apartment to watch the sunrise while breathing in the refreshing North Coast air. With two-bedrooms, open-plan designs and a modern kitchen, accommodation here will ensure that your uMhlanga getaway is memorable and luxurious.
As uMhlanga’s landscape continues to transform and the skyline is greeted with a myriad of new developments, it is set to further cement itself as a local and global tourist destination. Leading the tourism sector, most specifically, self-catering holiday apartments, Chas Everitt Holiday Rentals strives to bring the most affordable and luxurious accommodation to the market to ensure that your holiday is a five-star experience without breaking your budget.
Author: Chas Everitt Property Rentals