🇿🇦 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, which includes the greater Durban area. It is bordered by Durban North to the south and Mt Edgecombe to the west.
It is well known for the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, the largest shopping mall in the Southern Hemisphere. It also has the second-tallest skyscraper in South Africa, Pearl Sky, at 183 m. There are two beaches, Bronze Beach and Main Beach, both of which are patrolled by lifeguards throughout the day. Umhlanga is one of the fastest-growing cities in South Africa. Just as Sandton, Gauteng, is becoming the financial centre of Johannesburg, Umhlanga is becoming the main economic hub of Durban.
Umhlanga has a population of over 24,238 people. Umhlanga also forms part of the wider eThekwini metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,158,313 people. Umhlanga is situated 21 km north-east of Durban.