If you like to shop at local and independent stores, then do visit the Litchi Orchard as well as Cindy’s in Umhlali.

Cindy’s Fresh Produce is in the middle of Umhlali on the roundabout, you can’t miss it.  At Cindy’s you can pick up delicious samoosas, chilli bites and curry, as well as a huge selection of chilli, pickle, atcher and jams she makes herself.  You can also get all the usual corner shop supplies.  She is actually the real life Queen of curry and samoosas. You can spot her small farm from the N2, where she grows her veg.  She’s a legend.

The Litchi Orchard is well known for its markets; keep an eye on the event calendar.  Here you will also find a couple of restaurants, Delish Sisters & The Shed, as well as a few independent small stores; Home Grown Organics, Yolis Artisan Breads & Pastries and Scoop Ice Cream. Love Laugh and Colle & Co for a selection of home decor items and gifts.

For groceries and pretty much everything you need, there is Tiffanys at Salt Rock, which has a gorgeous Spar and a Tops, health food shop, Clicks, home decor shops as well as coffee shops and restaurants.

Bigger shopping centres nearby:

Ballito Junction – 3.7km – directions

Ballito Lifestyle – 4.6km- directions

Gateway – 34km – directions

Other places you might like:

Burnedale – cafe, animals, kids play area, pottery studio, shops, beauty salon.

Sage Cafe – cafe, gifts, Salt Rock surf clothing, home decor, kids play area, beauty salon.

Second Chance – second hand furniture and household goods in Umhlali

Castaway Clothing – quality used clothing in Umhlali

SPCA Dog Box – charity shop; clothing, household goods and books