A picturesque village nestled perfectly between Ballito and Umhlanga, the quaint beach side town of Umdloti has so much to offer both locals and holidaymakers. Here are 3 of our favourite spots to hang out in Umdloti.
The Beach Shack is a funky Umdloti beach takeaway spot with casual deck space. Their mission is to serve wholesome, nutritious meals at affordable prices in a responsible and earth-friendly manner. Their signature dish is Traditional Fish and Chips (R95), followed by their popular Burgers (R60), which are made with lean mince and are delicious! The Beach Shack caters for vegetarians and they have plenty of healthy options, such as Poke Bowl-style salads. Their delicious Short Ribs dripping in sticky sauce are a must-try!
Details: The Beach Shack, Umdloti Centre (next to the garage), 072 065 0827, 082-494 7704, www.facebook.com/Beachshackatsloti
The Sandbar specialises in amazing sticky pork ribs, sourced from local South African farms. They are juicy, succulent and individually cut specially for you, we totally recommend you try them! They also have a Sushi Bar and large selection of seafood! Aside from a vast menu the Sandbar is also a cocktail bar with a comprehensive wine list showcasing the best of South Africa’s produce, ranging from easy drinking wines to impressive award-winning vintages and international wines. All this only 20m’s from the Indian Ocean. Details: Sandbar: 32 N Beach Rd, Umdloti Beach, Umdloti, 031 568 2140
Timeless basics, beautiful fabrics, a little quirk and always something special. Co-founder of Nickel, Elana has a unique ‘eye’ and her attention to detail shines through her creativity and design. Nicky is a talented designer and pattern maker whose career started making hats. Having been in the industry for many years, they have established a great following. Definitely worth visiting this gorgeous space! Details: Umdloti Centre, South Beach Road, www.nickelonstyle.com