What to do and see in La-Lucia, South Africa: The Best Places and Tips

February 6, 2018 Harland Bartelt

Discover the best top things to do in La-Lucia, South Africa including Umhlanga Main Beach, La Lucia Mall, Mindgame Escape, Cornubia Mall, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, uShaka Sea World Aquarium, Bounce, Whalebone Pier, Durban Botanic Gardens, Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Restaurants in La-Lucia

1. Umhlanga Main Beach

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 747 reviews

Umhlanga Main Beach

Reviewed By newyorkseestheworld - NYC

Once you come of the dunes from the parking lot, the beach spreads out with gorgeous white sand, teal and aqua colored water and waves galore. We encountered crabs scurrying on the beach and small clear fortune cookie shaped items with a blue bottom. We were unsure why people weren't in the water, but it became super clear when a large wave hit the area where we were walking.
Man of War jellyfish....there were small ones in the water. They were the small clear/blue items that watched up on the beach. Unfortunately, one wrapped itself around my ankle and stung me. It also hit my opposite ankle as I tried to remove it. My sister was stung on the calf as we climbed further up the beach. Even though we weren't in the water but walking it's edge, they still got us.
We didn't have any remedies, so we sat on our towels until the pain and stinging subsided. We still had tingling until bedtime later that evening, so about 8 hrs later.
Beware of the Indian Ocean, other people at our Safari group went to Cape Vidal and were stung at that beach as well.

2. La Lucia Mall

90 William Campbell Drive, La-Lucia 4051, South Africa +27 31 562 8420
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

La Lucia Mall

Reviewed By Kolletjie - Durban, South Africa

Don't be fooled by the size of this mall. Small it may be but it packs a punch with the great selection of stores it has. Woolworths, Pick n Pay and Food Lovers will meet all your catering requirements, loads of coffee shops to choose from, book shops, clothing and shoe shops, jewellery shops, Dischem and Clicks, you name it they've got it. The banking hall pretty much completes the picture.

3. Mindgame Escape

16 Chartwell Drive | Grenada Square, 2nd Floor, Unit 205, Umhlanga 4319, South Africa +27 87 238 2524
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Mindgame Escape

Are you ready for adventure, to solve the mystery and escape the room? You and your detective friends, family or co-workers have 60min to solve the puzzles, find the hidden compartments and escape the room!

Reviewed By KeithDurban - Durban, South Africa

Two families of three joined forces to work through the clues and escape the room. We chose the Baker Street room and had great fun working together using communication to get the quickest solutions. It was an hour well spentThank you for your review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you with us and we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you back again soon!

4. Cornubia Mall

21 Flanders Drive | Cnr Flanders Dr. & Tacoma Dr, Estate 2, Mount Edgecombe 4302, South Africa +27 31 001 0160
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Cornubia Mall

Reviewed By Sewpersads - Durban

I visited the Pick and Pay supermarket in this mall. Easy access to safe and secured, pay parking. Parking is located in the centre and stores are located in a perimeter like design. Lots of walking.Has a nice food court and Banking hall.Checkers and Pick n Pay as Anchor tenants located at opposite sides.Major departmental and a nice mix of local stores. Virgin active is in the complex.Boughta Pizza from Roman's Pizza.

5. Gateway Theatre of Shopping

1 Palm Boulevard | Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa +27 31 514 0500
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 523 reviews

Gateway Theatre of Shopping

More than a shopping centre, but a giant theater that is dedicated to entertaining you. We specialize in taking the therapy of retail to a whole new dimension. Prepared your senses for overload at the biggest shopping complex in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the coolest malls in the country. Grab your ticket and prepare to be thrilled, excited and asking for more.

Reviewed By wjw2018 - Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa

After a long period of time away from Durban I came back this week and had some jobs that needed doing which involved me having to go to Gateway. Firstly they're renovating the entranceway where I usually park so I had to walk far to get from my car to the next available entrance door. CNA have disappeared so I had to walk miles to the other end of the mall to buy a SIM card at Checkers where they had the longest slowest queue EVER at the Moneymarket counters. I was sad to see that the 4x4 driving track has gone, as has the Barnyard Theatre and Cinema Nouveau...which have been replaced by a banking ATM mall. The art shop has also gone as part of this supposed 'upgrade'. It's nowhere near as nice as it was before. The escalators are all boxed off at the centre of the mall too. It just looked like a work in progress and meant I had to walk miles to achieve the few jobs I needed to get done. Disappointing, and quite narrow parking spaces in the areas where you actually COULD park. I'm not a fan of shopping centres and the experience this time has put me off even more. Good helpful guys in the Samsung shop though!

6. uShaka Sea World Aquarium

1 Bell Street | Point, Durban 4001, South Africa +27 31 328 8000
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 962 reviews

uShaka Sea World Aquarium

uShaka Kids World is a haven for kids from the ages of 2yrs to 12yrs, designed with jam packed activities and interactive areas. Boast Africa's biggest jungle gym, to Crabby Beach (giant sandpit) to Polly's Paint Pen (painting paradise) and for our movie stars, Cast-Aways (show time stage area) it's fun from sun-up to sun-down.

Reviewed By Nike A

It is quite a huge aquarium and the variety of the sea creatures was just amazing! You enter a shipwreck and walk deeper and deeper into the shipwreck, very cool! Very good designed and also to the explanation of the pollution of the seas was thought. It's getting very cold when you enter the deep sea with the sharks, take a jacket!

7. Bounce

197 Flanders Drive | Cornubia Mall, Mount Edgecombe 4302, South Africa +27 31 091 0999
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Bounce

Reviewed By Lovetotravel706 - Durban, South Africa

Kids had a ball of a time with excellent supervision from the Bounce Team . There are good rules in place and the team does enforce them. Older children have designated areas that they can jump in and younger kids play in safe area appropriate to their age. There are time slots that you can book for and to avoid over crowding , there are only selected amount of jumpers allowed . What a fun filled two hours .

8. Whalebone Pier

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Whalebone Pier

Reviewed By Lelen G

This is the ideal spot for couples interested in taking strolls for sunrise or sunset. Especially, after dinner this is the perfect place to just enjoy the ocean without getting wet. Architecturally the structure is stunning but it’s so much more than that.

9. Durban Botanic Gardens

Sydenham Road, Durban 4001, South Africa +27 31 201 1303
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 977 reviews

Durban Botanic Gardens

Rare plants, exquisite orchids and charity tea parties draw visitors to this botanical garden.

Reviewed By Garth R

The Durban Botanical Gardens is the oldest botanical Gardens in the country. Entrance is free. The Gardens have a wonderful selection of indigenous and exotic trees, shrubs and bushes. There is a delightful tea garden offering tea, coffee and food at very reasonable prices. The orchid garden is a must see!

10. Moses Mabhida Stadium

44 Isaiah Tshangase Road, Durban 4001, South Africa +27 31 582 8242
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Moses Mabhida Stadium offers adventure activities for fun seekers. Try out the SkyCar ride to the top of the arch or walk 500 steps to the sky platform on the Adventure Walk. All Access Tours, Segway Tours and the world's only stadium Big Swing can be found here too along with a variety of shops and restaurants.

Reviewed By REHAAN C

Limited Restaurants. Disappointing if you are looking for Food Varieties. Municipality has let down the people of the city by not having more food tenants. Sky cart and Bunjee jumping still expensive..On Saturdays there is a flee market and on Sundays People's Park, which is next door sees many families picnicking on the lawns

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