Already two months have rolled by in 2015 and we can report that many people have already given us their units for renting during the course of this year including July, September and December holidays. Whilst we appreciate that for many people, it is difficult to make an early decision on renting as opposed to using their units themselves we would still urge you to contact us to establish your likely returns. This could very well influence your decision as to whether you change your holiday plans later in the year and utilise the funds accruing from the rental of your units.
We also believe you may be interested in a little bit of history about Umhlanga which we came across recently. The following article appeared in the Northglen News our local community paper in the Umhlanga area and was written by Rianette Jansen Van Vuren. We will be forwarding to you the second part of this article in our next news letter later this month.
Once a haven for hunters and fisherman, Umhlanga, which, means the place of reeds, is now a bustling business, shopping and holiday desination.
Only a few decades ago the now ever bustling Umhlanga, was simply lush wooded countryside and dense bush, inhabited by monkeys, snakes, various species of wild buck and boar.
That’s according to former mayor of Umhlanga Rocks, Henry Reynolds who has kept a keen eye on the villages development over the years.
A solitary beach cottage, The Oyster box, was used by passing ships as a navigational point and was built out of Burmese teak, corrugated iron and reinforced concrete.
Today Umhlanga Rocks is one of South Africa’s premier holiday destinations. A number of beds await holidaymakers, with restaurants, movies, malls, pubs, clubs, amazing beachfronts and amazing tourist attractions eagerly waiting for the areas many visitors.
But not only is Umhlanga a tourists heaven, it’s also a sportsman’s paradise. Surfing, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, sailing and running are just a handful of sporting activities within the area. That’s not even talking about the many world-class sports’ clubs in the greater Umhlanga area.
“Originally part of the canelands owned by the Natal Estates Limited, which was based in Mount Edgecombe, and founded by Sir Marshall Campbell in 1885, Umhlanga Rocks was a paradise for a few farmers who either leased or had consessions on the beach.
“Oysters and mussles crowded the rocks, the crayfish abounded and stumpies, Garrick, snoek, shad, barracuda were plentiful, “Reynolds said. Many rocky outcrops along the shore provide safe splash bathing for children, while the sea is a surfers joy.
In 1860 a French Mauritian, Melidor Cheron, bought a cane farm along the coast, know today as Glenashley. The farm was named after his daughter, Virginia, and part of the farm is where Virginia Airport is today.
It is believed that Virginia Cheron had an amazing voice and was locally dubbed the Nightingale of Natal. Having being married three times, Virginia and her third husband, an Irishman, Ancrum Marcus McCausland built the then Victoria Hotel in 1920.
The second article on Umhlanga will be forwarded later this month.
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