Tourist Information Umhlanga

Tourist Information Umhlanga. On this page Umhlanga Rocks Tourism gives helpful things the traveller may need to know.

For instance, find contact details for our information centre and other tourism bodies. Or read up on banking, foreign exchange and VAT. And see contact details for embassies, emergencies and municipalities.

Tourist information umhlanga

UMHLANGA TOURISM INFORMATION CENTRE

Firstly, for the best source of Tourist Information Umhlanga, contact:

Tel: (031) 561 4257
Fax: (031) 561 6943
Email: info@umhlangatourism.co.za

MY DURBANINFO.COM

Other helpful details can be found here:

Tel /Fax: (031) 561 1000
Cell : 083 2586 764
17 Charter Mews, 23 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks
Email: kate@mydurbaninfo.com
Website : www.mydurbaninfo.com

tourist information umhlanga
tourist information umhlanga

DURBAN TOURISM

Likewise, Durban Tourism is a good source of information for the area:

 

Tel: (031) 322 4164
Website: www.durbanexperience.co.za

TOURISM KZN

Or you can try:

Tel: (031) 366 7500
Website: www.zulu.org.za

Banks - Tourist Information Umhlanga

In addition to holiday information we give details on banking here.

All major South African Banks have branches in the main towns. Banking hours are: Monday to Friday 9am to 3.30pm. Saturdays: 8.30am to 11am. Further, cash machines work all hours. And you can find them in most shopping centres.

  • BIDVEST BANK

    Bidvest Bank is a good choice for travellers. This is because the bank has been in foreign exchange for many years. Also, it has all major currencies. And import/export foreign exchange. Additional services include trade, foreign money transfers and exchange. 

    Tel: +27 27 5611012
    Fax: +27 27 5611013
    Fax2Email: +27 86 5354070

    Email: kavi.moodley@bidvestbank.co.za
    Website: www.bidvestbank.co.za

  • BIDVEST BANKING PRODUCTS

     

    As well as ordinary banking, travellers can use:

    • Foreign Exchange, or
    • Travel Insurance, or
    • Money Gram, or
    • World Call Cards, or
    • Investment Accounts, or
    • Telegraphic Transfers, or
    • Spot & Forward Cover Contracts, or
    • Trade Services, or
    • Exchange Control Services.
  • FOREIGN EXCHANGE - TOURIST INFORMATION UMHLANGA

    You can, further, change traveller's cheques and foreign currency notes at any bank. Similarly, offices of American Express and most hotels have exchange facilities.

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS FOREIGN EXCHANGE - TOURIST INFORMATION UMHLANGA

    Because American Express is the world's biggest Foreign Exchange agency it is very skilled. It also has a large branch network.

    ADDRESS: 10th Floor, Nedbank Building, Durban 4001
    TEL: 031 301 5541
    FAX: 086 211 4544
    EMAIL: rivika.maharaj@amex.co.za
    WEBSITE: www.americanexpressforex.co.za

    MUSGRAVE - 031 2028733
    UMHLANGA -031 5661412
    WESTVILLE - 031 2670797
    PAVILLION - 031 2651456
    PIETERMARITZBURG - 033 3945608

  • CREDIT CARDS

    When it comes to using credit cards, most stores, shops, hotels and restaurants accept international credit cards. These include, for instance, American Express, VISA, Diners Club, MasterCard. 

  • VALUE ADDED TAX 15% - TOURIST INFORMATION UMHLANGA

    Tax is another important know-how for travellers. Sales tax (VAT) is charged on goods and services. Foreign tourists can subsequently have this amount refunded when they leave. This is if the items are over R250. In order to qualify, visitors must have a foreign passport, tax invoices and the goods. They can then present these items at the VAT office. The office is in the International departures section at Durban International Airport. But VAT for restaurant, places to stay or car hire will not be refunded.

  • CONSULATES AND EMBASSIES IN DURBAN

    Along with holiday information we provide embassy numbers here:

    Australia031-208 4163
    Austria031-261 6233
    Canada031-303 9695
    Denmark031-202 9396
    Germany031-305 5677
    Italy031-368 4388/9
    Netherlands031-202 0461
    Norway/Sweden031-207 6900
    United Kingdom031-305 2929
    USA031-305 7600
  • LOCAL MUNICIPAL OFFICES - TOURIST INFORMATION UMHLANGA

    While it is unlikely, you may just need to contact local municipal offices on holiday:

    Umhlanga Municipal Office Tel: (031) 561 1101.

  • COMMUNICATIONS

    Also good to know is that South Africa has  good communications. On hand, for example, are international dialling, telex, fax, and email. There is also full mobile phone coverage in Umhlanga. And handsets can be hired in shopping centres. In addition, local SIM cards can be bought at shops.

  • TRANSPORT - TOURIST INFORMATION UMHLANGA

    Another good thing to know are the transport options for your Umhlanga holiday. Direct flights from overseas land at King Shaka International Airport. And domestic services include Kulula.com, SAA, British Airways and others. Contact King Shaka on 032 436 6758. As well as aeroplanes there are coaches and trains. These are well priced. They leave daily for different places. Finally, the People Mover is a local bus service that carries people around Durban and the suburbs. 

    Tel: (031) 311-7344, or Umhlanga Tourism (031) 561 4257/6943.

  • EMERGENCY NUMBERS

    Lastly, in case you need it, please make use of www.safe.kzn.org.za or use the emergency numbers below:

    Police and Flying Squad10111
    Ambulance10177
    Fire & Ambulance031-361 0000
    Tourist Support Unit080-561 1297
    Weather Bureau082-231 1603
    Department of Home Affairs031-3087900
    Tourism KZN031-366 7500
    Durban International Airport031-451 6584
    Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife033-845 1000 or 031-304 4934
    National Sea Rescue031-332 9772
    Mountain Rescue031-307 7744