Thursday, June 6, 2013

Umhlanga Pier

Many visitors to the beachfront at Umhlanga Rocks take a walk onto the 80 meter long Umhlanga Pier to enjoy the view of the coastline and the Umhlanga Lighthouse close by.  What many of these visitors don't know though is that the pier was actually built to assist with the dispersal of storm water into the sea.  Before the pier was built storm water used to be discharged onto the beach at Granny's Pool.  A large underground box culvert was constructed from Lagoon Drive and the pier is a continuation of the culvert, taking the water directly into the sea.

3 comments:

  1. Practical and beautiful :-)
    I was wondering if you could possibly recommend a good spot along the Natal Coast for a family holiday - we spent our childhood holidays in Port Shepstone and Scottburgh and would love to sometime in the future rent a huge house and spend time with our extended families by the coast. We did something similar earlier this year in Plett :-)
    Thanks!

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  2. Great idea and interesting construction.

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  3. An interesting fact there Jonker. Thanks for sharing. I was going to stop at the Sharks Board on the way past but decided to go past Durban in the early hours of the morning to avoid traffic. :)

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