South African Warm weather in Winter on the Durban Coastline in Umhlanga Rocks

Umhlanga History

A bit of Umhlanga history.

Umhlanga derives its name from the Zulu language and means “place of reeds”. The term refers to the beds of reeds growing along the Ohlanga River north of Umhlanga Rocks.

In 1895, Sir Marshall Campbell founded Umhlanga. The town’s first hotel established in 1920, followed by a shop, a lighthouse, the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board and further hotel developments.

The Borough of Umhlanga was formed on 1 August 1972 by amalgamating Umhlanga Rocks, a seaside resort town, and the suburb of La Lucia. Rodney Rindel, Mayor of Umhlanga 1972.

In the 1980s, development expanded inland, growing from a small village east of the M4 highway to a large town occupying most of the area east of N2 road and south of the Hawaan Forest. The city is expanding into areas near the Hawaan forest to the north, which is the natural habitat of many creatures such as the vervet monkey. The monkeys venture into the city daily in search of food.

Many businesses are relocating offices from central Durban. In 2010, Durban International Airport was moved to La Mercy, near Umhlanga, and reopened as King Shaka International Airport.

Various new developments are underway in Umhlanga.

Umhlanga is one of the commercial hubs in South Africa, fast expanding and attracting Gauteng businesses to relocate.

Umhlanga in South Africa

Umhlanga is an affluent residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Umhlanga Rocks have many luxury hotels and apartments right on the beach. Many of the properties have views of the landmark lighthouse. Umhlanga Rocks is a popular summer holiday destination.

The Indian ocean offers warm water for sea swimming and watersport activities.

Umhlanga Ridge Business Development

Umhlanga Ridge is a new retail, office and residential area situated on a hill overlooking the Indian Ocean.
In Umhlanga Ridge, you will find the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, motor dealerships, a private hospital and many new offices.

A series of pedestrian-friendly roads, parks and public spaces connect Umhlanga ridge city centre.

Umhlanga Weather

The air quality is excellent for you to enjoy your everyday outdoor activities.

On average, on winter days, the coldest temperature is 11°C. The humidity in Durban eliminates the bone-chilling factor you experience in the rest of the country during the winter months. Mild cold weather and less humid days make Winter the best time to visit Umhlanga.

Average temperatures in Umhlanga vary little.

Summer months in Umhlanga are warm and humid.
The hottest months are February, January, and then March. 29°C with temperatures rarely dropping below 20C at night.

Wind in Umhlanga is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September.

Winter months from June to August


The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with comfortable daily temperatures.

However, the winter months from June to August has become the busiest season for tourism in Umhlanga. Therefore, the cost of accommodation and rentals may cost more than usual.

It is the perfect time to escape the winter cold and book into a Umhlanga hotel or rental property for a bit of summer in Winter.

Spring month from September to November

Spring daily highs range between twenty-seven and twenty-five degrees, which will feel very comfortable given the humidity and wind. Unfortunately, it rains four to eight days per month. Tourism is relatively slow during these months due to the weather and work schedules throughout the Country. Hotels may be lower prices with specials.

Winter in Umhlanga is the perfect winter escape to book into the North star Micro hotel on the beachfront and enjoy warm winter days.

Umhlanga Tourism

Umhlanga and Umdloti form the Sugar Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Umhlanga is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa.

Other places of interest in Umhlanga are the Umhlanga Country Club and The Mount Edgecombe Country Club in nearby Mount Edgecombe. The lighthouse is a prominent landmark on the main Umhlanga beach.

Umhlanga expansion is catering for tourists and homeowners with various restaurants, coffee shops, luxury shops and hotels to visit.

North Star Micro Hotel Specials

Book 3, pay for 2.

Stay three nights and only pay for two nights at the North star Micro Hotel.

The North Star Micro Hotel is a private luxurious beachfront hotel in Umhlanga Rocks. The North Star Micro Hotel offers rates to accommodate you. The resident chef will delight you with a variety of mouth-watering dishes on the menu.

The Belvedere bar is open and excited to serve you your favourite cocktail by the pool, a cold beer, a glass of wine and a selection of spirits.

You can book a guided fishing experience from the lawn of the North Star Micro Hotel. If exercise excites you, book an e-bike to go for a morning promenade cycle or an afternoon cruise.

You can book a day at some of the best golf courses in the country, close to the North Star Micro Hotel.

Book a helicopter of aeroplane flip and view Umhanga from above.

Enjoy the warm winter days, the friendly hospitality and the private luxury of lazy sunny winter days at the North Star micro Hotel.

What should you do?

You have had your eye on a winter escape for some time. You know you are not the only one. Your partner is ready to escape the cold weather. Fly or drive to warm Umhlanga weather, where you can sip on a drink by the pool overlooking the beach.

Check your dates, pick up the phone or open your e-mail and ask for rates and specials. Then, you can soak up the winter sun on the beach deck as early as tomorrow. You can wake up with an ocean sunrise and dine in the North Star restaurant the entire day.

The warm winter beach days are waiting for you in Umhlanga at the North star Micro Hotel.

Contact the North Star Micro Hotel:
t: 076 611 4592
Room Enquiries | stay@northstar-hotel.com
Venue Enquiries | info@northstar-hotel.com
26 Eastmoor Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal.