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Spoilt for choice with a host of nearby attractions and activities


A major nearby attraction is the beachfront, only a two-minute drive away. Then there are the Mangrove Swamps, the Umhlanga Lighthouse, Hawaan Forests, and the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail. King Shaka International Airport is a 15-minute drive away.

The Royal Palm Gym, Spa, Health and Vitality Centre
Royal Palm Hotel is equipped with its very own Gym, Spa, Health and Vitality Centre. The workout centre is fully equipped with all the latest mod cons which includes treadmills, stationary bicycles, a weight machine, an elliptical machine and a yoga/Pilates studio. Guests can also relax in the sauna room and take a refreshing shower after their workout. Find Out More
Gateway Theatre of Shopping Centre -50m
Gateway Theatre of Shopping is the ultimate fashion, entertainment and dining destination in Durban. With over 430+ stores, 70 eateries and a host of exciting entertainment, visitors are spoilt for choice! Find Out More
KwaZulu-Natal Shark Board Maritime Centre of Excellence -0.8km
Watch a spectacular audio-visual presentation capturing the drama of the ocean and the energy of the Sharks Board staff as they carry out their daily servicing of shark nets, followed by a shark dissection. The centre also offers early morning boat tours and has a Shark Museum. Find Out More
Umhlanga Main Beach - 1.9km
Umhlanga's main beach is one of the Zulu Kingdom's seven Blue Flag beaches. Find Out More
Big Rush Big Swing - 12.1km
The Big Rush Big Swing has been officially named the world’s tallest swing by the Guinness Book of Records since 14 May 2011. Not your average swing, the aptly named Big Swing allows you to take the thrilling leap swinging out into a massive 220m arc where you soar into the centre of the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Find Out More
Umhlanga Lighthouse -2.6km
The Umhlanga Lighthouse was completed on November 24, 1954 and has since become an area landmark. The circular concrete tower, painted white with a red band at the top, stands 21m above the beach and has a focal plane height of 25m. Find Out More
Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve -4.2km
A small, scenic reserve preserving coastal forest. The remains of a Stone Age Sea shell midden can be seen at the lagoon mouth. The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail is a delightful hour-and-a-half trail on a well-marked path. Wander through stunning coastal forest on boardwalks that cross the Ohlange River on its way to the lagoon, buttressed by dunes. Find Out More
The Hawaan Forest - 4.2km
A unique indigenous woodland area that has remained in its natural state for centuries, this beautiful forest is characterised by many notable species of trees with tropical attributes. It supports a surprising number of animals and a great wealth of birds. Find Out More
Ushaka Marine World -18.5km
Offering a world of entertainment, excitement, fun and uniqueness. Entertainment is non-stop, extending from the daytime operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk. Find Out More
Whalebone Pier and Promenade -2,6km
Considerable attention to detail went into the pier’s design and manufacture. The pier is practical, durable and dramatic, while remaining people-friendly. These were some of the things that helped it earn engineering awards, as well as top billing in a list of the world’s most beautiful piers, compiled by the international broadcaster, CNN. Find Out More
Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve -7km
This 76-ha reserve can be found on the northern bank of the Umgeni River mouth, in Durban North. The Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve is home to White, Black and Red Mangroves. Find Out More
Durban Botanic Gardens -14.9km
The Durban Botanic Gardens (Est. 1849) is currently Africa's oldest surviving botanic garden and remains a national and local City asset actively contributing to plant conservation and plant-based education. Find Out More
Dive Sites
There are various dive sites in the area such as Fontao Wreck, T-Barge Wreck, Dolphin Reef, Fame Wreck and Lighthouse Reef. Find Out More

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