Umkomaas Beach is a lovely stretch of beach situated in Amanzimtoti, along the KwaZulu-Natal coast. While the town may be small, it offers superb views and the world renowned Aliwal Shoal, which attracts divers from all over the world.
Aliwal Shoal is a world renowned scuba diving site that lies buried 5km out at sea. It boasts an average depth of 28m and contains a world of magnificent marine life to be discovered. Ragged-tooth sharks, Hammerhead sharks, Bull sharks, Copper sharks, Bronze whalers, Threshers, and even the Great White shark have been spotted in the area. A diversity of tropical fish and spectacular coral reefs can also be discovered in these memorable Umkomaas dive locations. The Shoal is dominated by a central ridge, an ancient sand dune that runs almost parallel to the coastline. This ridge is potholed with many caves, shelves, and gullies that offer exciting sights.
A boat trip to view the whales up close and personal in all their glory is an absolute must! Other beach activities include horse riding, hiking, building sand castles, and simply relaxing with a good book. Umkomaas Beach is dog friendly.