• Bitten by the whale watching bug Bitten by the whale watching bug We don’t realise how lucky we are in South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, to have the mightiest of the marine mammals visit our coastline between every year ...
  • The Whale Trail The Whale Trail The Whale Trail is not a new trail, having been around since about 2002, but it has become extremely popular. It is truly a unique experience, perhaps comparable with ...
  • 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa Combine your trip to South Africa with a relaxing, revitalising visit to a health spa and experience Africa at it's finest. Our favourite 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa are ...
  • Locals share their favourite getaways Locals share their favourite getaways We ask 30 local South Africans to share their favourite holiday destinations and getaways with us. From the more popular destinations like Knysna and the Kruger Park to ...
  • The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip walk shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, which is roughly seven hours of hard walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandudno ...
  • 10 Amazing Game Lodges 10 Amazing Game Lodges South Africa is world renowned for her game reserves and wildlife. The lodges which allow us to experience these in luxury are no less awe inspiring. Our favourites are ...
  • 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town As much as your kids will tell you they can’t wait for the school holidays, the words "I’m bored" inevitably cross their lips. Our "101 things to do with kids in Cape Town" will ...
  • "World's most beautiful Cities" "World's most beautiful Cities" Open space makes Cape Town special. Renowned English sea navigator Sir Francis Drake once referred to Cape Town as the fairest cape in the world. The city houses the ...

Find Accommodation in South Africa
Subscribe to our Feed
Posted on: Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Mundo Vida in Umdloti – A Review

Send to Kindle
Mundo Vida in Umdloti

Mundo Vida in Umdloti

A friend of mine from the Eastern Cape was recently in KwaZulu Natal for a 40th birthday party so we used the opportunity to catch up over lunch. Our venue of choice was Mundo Vida in Umdloti.  I had eaten there a number of years ago but it definitely doesn’t fail to impress second time around!

Mundo Vida is a stylish, contemporary restaurant located slap bang on the beachfront in Umdloti – any closer to the sea and you’d be wriggling your toes in the sand! The views of the Indian Ocean are magnificent; it’s a superb setting for a long lunch or an early dinner to watch the sunset.

The restaurant focuses on seafood, steaks and classical dishes.  I opted for the grilled calamari served with pommes frites crisped to perfection.  The portion is very generous and at only R99 I certainly didn’t feel hard done by.  My companion had eaten a very late breakfast so only ordered a Greek salad and this too was a large portion heaped with creamy feta.

The wine list is more than adequate but Mundo Vida also serves a wicked cocktail should you be interested!

The service was out of the top drawer and it scored extra points in my book with the linen napkins and good quality glassware and cutlery.  A decent wine deserves a decent glass!

There is inside seating but the majority of the seating is out on the covered deck where the beautiful sea views can be best appreciated.

Please be warned that parking can be scarce!

 

Mundo Vida

 

Mundo Vide is open from 12h00 – 15h00 and 18h00 – 22h00 Mondays to Saturdays.  Opening hours on a Sunday are from 12h00 – 17h00. Contact them on +27 (0)31 568-2286.

To book for your stay in this town see Umdloti Accommodation or find all other Umhlanga Coastline Accommodation.

Useful Links:
KwaZulu Natal Accommodation
KwaZulu Natal Hotels
South Africa Accommodation

Helen Rushton

About 

After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

Related Posts: