The Umhlanga Promenade is approximately 3km long and spans the popular apartment and resort complexes that line the golden sands of this premier beach resort destination. It’s a pretty brick pathway lining the beach, with the Umhlanga Lighthouse and Whalebone Pier as its centerpieces. From the south, the path starts at Durban View Park, reaching Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve after 2.5 km.
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The Whale Bone Pier better known as the Umhlanga Pier was declared by CNN as the “Best In World!” and “world’s most beautiful pier” in 2014. This accolade was made after CNN proclaimed Durban one of the world’s most underrated cities.
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The uMhlanga lighthouse was completed in 1954. Construction was completed in four days and 19 hours. The circular concrete tower, painted white with a red band at the top, stands 21 metres above the beach and has a focal plane height of 25 metres. The fixed red light enables ships waiting to anchor in the outer anchorage, to monitor their position. If the red light is undetectable, the ship’s anchors have probably dragged and are too close to shore. The lighthouse has never had an official ‘keeper’. The Oyster Box Hotel, which was built in 1869, has been the tower’s custodian. The construction of the lighthouse cost R23 838. There are 95 steps to the top of the uMhlanga Lighthouse.