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Backpacking or BnB Accommodation in Umkomaas - South Coast

A warm South African welcome awaits you at the Aliwal Dive Lodge which is located in Umkomaas along the South Coast of Kwazulu Natal. Aliwal Dive Lodge is conveniently situated above the Dive Shop and Training School. The beach, shops, restaurants and banks are only 3 minutes walk. The Lodge was especially opened in September 2007, to satisfy the needs of divers and local visitors. Aliwal Dive Lodge has all the comforts you would expect but at an affordable price.

Aliwal Dive Lodge


Choose from backpacker style ensuite rooms with ceiling fan and balcony, or light and airy double/twin rooms with ensuite shower, airconditioning, sea facing balcony, fridge, fan, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.

The Rooms

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Full cooked breakfast is included in the price, we do not have self catering facilities as you are meant to be enjoying a holiday. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance where you can enjoy good food at a reasonable price.

Other Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Internet and Fax
  • Secure Parking
  • Airport Transfers
  • Hairdresser and Beauty Salon Next Door


For non divers we suggest you while away the time relaxing by the pool with a cold drink or maybe take in a round of golf at the course directly opposite the Lodge.

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Aliwal Dive Center

Situated in the heart of Umkomaas, we are ideally located for daily charters to Aliwal Shoal and the 2 nearby wrecks 'Nebo' and 'Produce'.

Our Dive Charter Shop enjoys all the conveniences one would expect of the Premier Dive Centre on the South Coast.

Enjoy an exhilarating launch through the surf on one of our eight metre rib's fitted with twin 85 yamahas. Our skippers have many years experience of launching to Aliwal Shoal and you can relax in the knowledge that our boats are fitted with the all the required safety equipment.

Each boat will launch with a maximum of ten divers along with one divemaster who will endeavor to show you all the beauty that the Shoal has to offer along with giving you that added security that someone with local knowledge and experience is there underwater if you need them.

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Aliwal Dive School

  • Learn to Dive:
    Your introduction to diving is the PADI Open Water Course. This is recognised all over the World.
  • Continue Your Dive Education:
    As a certified diver, whether with PADI or another organization, it is likely that you will feel with the passing of time that there is so much more to see and experience whilst Scuba Diving that you decide to undertake another course.
  • The Path to Proffesional Diving:
    Do you have a sense of humour? Do you want to help others to achieve a dream? Do you want to be the best?


N2 south from Durban/N2 north from Port Shepstone

  • Take Umkomaas/ Craigieburn turn-off (exit 117)
  • Follow signs to Umkomaas
  • At 4 way stop turn right into Robinson Street
  • 4th left into Moodie Street
  • Continue until you pass Reynolds Street on left and entrance to Golf Club on right
  • Take small turning on left after Kwamnandi but before railway bridge
  • New Aliwal Dive Centre is large 2 storey blue and white building on left

When you choose Aliwal Dive Centre for your South African diving adventure, you can rest assured that our professional and dedicated team will have one aim in mind, that is to ensure you have a holiday of a lifetime.

Facilities Available:

backpackingBackpacking or BnB

En-suiteEn-Suite Facilites

air conditioningAir Conditioning Available

ceiling fansCeiling Fans Available

fridgeFridge Facilities

Tea and Coffee facilitiesTea / Coffee Facilties

safeSafe Available

Swimming PoolSwimming Pool

secure parkingSecure Parking Available

Diving availableDiving Available

Contact: Aliwal Dive Center

Tel: +27 (0) 39 973 2233

Cell: +27 (0) 82 893 2852

Fax: +27 (0) 39 973 2133

Address: Umkomaas

Email: Aliwal Dive Center