Umzumbe Beach, often referred to as Pumela Beach, is a wonderful Blue Flag beach in the little seaside village of Umzumbe. Remaining largely undiscovered, the beach is one of the best kept secrets on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.
The beach is wonderful for swimming, with tidal pools and lifeguards on duty throughout the year. As the beach is sheltered, it also provides the perfect spot for a long stroll along the warm sand, surrounded by unspoiled coastal vegetation. Access to the beach is quite steep as one has to walk down a tarred walkway, so it’s not easily accessible for wheelchairs. Facilities include ablutions, parking, and environmental education programmes.