Umhlanga Rocks - home to the Natal Sharks Board, wardens of the Indian Ocean of Kwazulu Natal - is not only one of the most popular beach resorts on the Kwa Zulu Natal coast, but is also an important business hub. 15 kilometers north of the Durban City Centre, this enclave of coastal bliss boasts stylish fun in the sun. Coupled with up-market hotels, it is reminiscent of top class Mediterranean destinations. Featuring the world renowned five star Beverly Hills Hotel, a forty year old icon of the area, as well as the gracious Royal Palm Hotel on the Palm Boulevard, it is plain to see why tourists flock to Umhlanga Rocks. Amenities such as the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, one of the largest shopping malls in Africa, combine with the omnipotent business offerings of Umhlanga, to present a destination that truly caters to all walks of life.