The fifty five hectare Hawaan forest, situated near the Umhlanga lagoon is a
climax dry coastal dune forest, and the last of its kind on the KwaZulu Natal
coast. The forest is a unique indigenous woodland area that supports a massive
variety of bird and wildlife. The forest is also said to house more varieties of
trees than the entire area of Europe.
The Hawaan Forest serves as an ideal setting for family picnics. Nestled between suburban Umhlanga and the immaculate Umhlanga beach the forest is the perfect location for a peaceful day outing. The forest is well maintained by local conservation and the trails are easily accessible and safe. There are bridges that span the lagoon allowing easy access to a popular fishing beach on the ocean side of the forest
Mammals found in the forest include mongoose, vervet monkeys, bushbuck and red duiker. The Hawaan forest is currently under the guardianship of the Wildlife and Environment Society of Southern Africa (WESSA), but is owned by the Tongaat Hulett Group. The forest is well preserved and due to this, the beautiful hiking trails are not open to the general public. Instead, walks through the Hawaan Forest need to be arranged by contacting the Umhlanga Centre of Wildlife.
Seaschelles offers self-catering accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere for the perfect holiday or business trip. The two luxury self-catering apartments, situated in Umhlanga Rocks, offers spectacular ocean views. It is ideally situated for what
"The Beach House" Umhlanga is a large family home situated only 30 meters away from the pristine Indian Ocean. It is one of the few guest houses in South Africa that can boast sea views from every room. Sleeps 14
This apartment is perfectly situated right on the beach of Umhlanga Rocks, and has direct access onto to the Promenade and the beach. The main attractions for beach lovers however are swimming, body boarding, surfing... Sleeps 6
Kyalanga offers you an executive serviced apartment right on Umhlanga Beach 3 bedrooms 2 baths, lounge/dining room, fully fitted kitchen. All cultery, crockery & linen and towels are provided.Secure parking bay Communal swimming pool with braai Sleeps 6