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The farming village of Umhlali is found inland from the coastal resorts of Salt Rock and Sheffield Beach. Originally called Fort William, Umhlali was established by English and Scottish settlers in 1850, and was the site of a fort.

It's name means “Place of Waiting”, because settlers and locals would have to wait on the river bank before crossing the water.


Umhlali is also the Zulu name for the Monkey Orange tree which grew abundantly along the banks of the Umhlali River.

With a quaint and unique Sugar Village theme, Umhlali offers homemade treates and fresh farm produce.


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