Umhlanga is a residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, created in 2000, which includes the greater Durban area.

The Pier, another firm favourite with photographers, stretches for 80m, was built in 2007 and represents a whale’s skeleton. In 2006 unusually high waves battered the Umhlanga shoreline, resulting in extensive repair work and new features.