We're all familiar with the adage - location, location, location… and Silversands Resort has just this.
Besides the Resort’s close proximity to a myriad of major attractions, they also offer guests easy transportation to and from the Resort to their desired destination.
Overlooking stunning Addington Beach, in what's known as the Durban's 'Golden Mile', Silversands is ideal for your next seaside escape, as this stunning area is considered to be South Africa’s very own Miami Beach!
Appropriately enough, the Zulu name for Durban is Thekwini, meaning "The Place Where the Earth and the Ocean Meet". But apart from an effervescent ocean lined with golden beaches, Durban offers a subtropical carnival atmosphere and summer sunshine all year round.
From around the globe, day in, day out, pleasure-seekers converge on the city to play on the golden, palm-fringed sands. In addition to the attractions of sea, surf and sport, leisure options encompass an eclectic range.
The completely revamped (2011) Durban beachfront welcomes you to a quality holiday in the sun. With average temperatures of 25ºC, the weather is perfect for beach lovers and other patrons alike who can still be seen strolling around with sun kissed bodies in mid-winter. No matter the season, Durban is definitely the warmest place to be.
As you stroll along the promenade, which stretches along the entire Golden Mile all the way from uShaka Marine World, you will encounter a myriad of interesting street vendors touting anything from crocs to sunhats, bags to fluffy toys, engravers to traditional Zulu cultural arts and crafts.
Silversands is your ideal family retreat and is perfectly situated in close proximity to every type of activity that you could wish for. This resort offers casual, comfortable, self-catering apartments - some with spectacular sea views. Units are well equipped, air conditioned and come in various sizes. They are all comfortably furnished and fully serviced.
A visit to Ushaka Marine World is an absolute must with its spectacular aquarium in the style of a ship wreck, displaying a myriad of colourful marine species, dangerous creatures and fun educational live shows. Ushaka also hosts a fun water park with slides and a wonderful range of water activities.
There are also shops and restaurants on location. If you prefer some retail therapy, visit the Gateway Theatre of Shopping with a host of shops at your fingertips.
The activities in close proximity are endless. On the North Beach, only a few kilometres away is the Sun Coast Casino, with cinemas and restaurants galore. In the opposite direction is Wilson's Wharf which hosts an indoor flea market daily, bookings for sea cruises and fishing trips as well as a variety of restaurants.
At excellent one-stop shopping centres, you can buy anything from photographic equipment to couturier clothes and rare antiques. Flea markets and craft trails attract leisurely browsers, and discount stores offer quality merchandise at bargain basement prices. Within a stone's throw of the city centre, oriental bazaars, fragrant with spice and incense, offer silks, saris, unusual jewellery and ornaments. Pubs, discos and action bars are firm favourites.
Theatres and concert halls present classical, avant-garde and ethnic programmes, and art galleries display works created by the internationally famous and up-and-coming local talents.
Restaurants represent every facet of the city's cosmopolitan nature and cater for every palate and pocket. At the end of the day, what could be better that strolling on the beach to the rhythm of the waves?
For those lazy Sundays, the Stables flea market, next to the ABSA rugby stadium is open for those in the mood for live music in the beer garden, palm reading and a variety of stalls to browse through.
Throughout the year, holiday-makers flock to their favourite coastal haunts to cultivate a tan, ride the waves, eat, drink and generally have fun. Besides the sweeping beaches and calm lagoons where surfing, snorkelling, fishing and swimming are enjoyed, you can play golf, bowls and tennis or just soak up the sun.
From Durban to Amanzimtoti, Ballito to Umhlanga Rocks, to the rugged Wild Coast, the highway links popular seaside resorts in rapid succession.
The road snakes through subtropical bush, cane fields and hills garlanded with hibiscus blooms.
North of Durban, the coastline stretching from the Tugela Mouth to the Umdloti River is aptly known as the Dolphin Coast.
Close inshore, shoals of bottle-nose dolphins gambol in the waves, providing endless entertainment with their engaging antics.
Arguably the gem of the entire Natal North Coast is the Umhlanga Coastline. The Umhlanga Coastline offers a combination of quiet village life with first world amenities and a cosmopolitan buzz. It also offers a diversity of activities in exotic and magnificent landscapes.
If all the activities just seem to take up too much energy, walk across the road to the pristine beach, laze in the hot sun surrounded by exotic palms, and feel like you are on a tropical island.