Resort Information The Umhlanga Sands is located 15 minutes North of Durban, on the Umhlanga beachfront next to the main swimming beach. All apartments offer breath-taking views of the sparkling Indian Ocean. For the guest who enjoys the city lights, Umhlanga's fashionable boutiques and restaurants are within walking distance, whilst South Africa’s largest shopping mall, Gateway, is just a five-minute drive away. Also within 15kms are two top class casinos and the worlds fifth largest aquarium theme park U-Shaka Marine World.

Your Accommodation All 237 air-conditioned self-contained suites are sea-facing and offer spacious, comfortable accommodation with an equipped kitchenette, bathroom, lounge area, TV, – in fact everything the family needs. The resort also boasts a gift shop, hairdressing salon, beautician and aromatherapist.

Facilities There is an endless choice of leisure activities – two heated swimming pools, volleyball, a gorgeous kids entertainment area, kids water slides, as well as adult entertainment programmes fully supervised by a spirited team.

Restaurants Guests have a choice of two inviting restaurants and a late-night action bar with different live music every night of the week. Or relax on the sundeck with a long, refreshing drink whilst catching the last rays of the afternoon sun. There are also braais by the pool twice a week. And because Umhlanga Sands is managed by Tsogo Sun, you have the additional advantage of being able to wine and dine or enjoy a drink at any one of the Tsogo Sun’s many restaurants and bars in Umhlanga – simply sign the bill back to your suite at the Umhlanga Sands.

History The Umhlanga Sands has the distinction of being the first timeshare project launched in South Africa in 1982 and comprises 237 four and six sleeper apartments housed in a seventeen storey gleaming white complex on Umhlanga's main swimming beach.

During its thirty years plus history, the Umhlanga Sands has seen many changes and refurbishments which are regularly carried out to keep the complex modern up to date and to offer its owners the very highest level of accommodation and facilities for the total family holiday.

The project prides itself in its complete family holiday package with full entertainment being offered for both young and old. The Umhlanga Sands latest refurbishment was recently completed and covered bathrooms, soft furnishings, flat screen TVs throughout, internet connections in all rooms, etc. There are a number of restaurants in the building which also offer room service throughout the day and night. Two swimming pools, one for adults and the other for the family together with a volleyball court, kids room and also an evening action bar with live entertainment, all contribute toward an exciting family holiday.

Over the years, the ownership of a unit in the Umhlanga Sands has proven to be an excellent investment with units initially being offered from as little as R1000 out of season to R15000 in season which is now being resold at R140000 plus per week in late December. The Umhlanga Sands offers excellent timeshare points against weeks owned and the quality of the resort has always offered owners an excellent return whether they are renting their unit, exchanging or reselling. For further information on the Umhlanga Sands, Quantum Sun who has been involved in the sale of units since inception will be happy to give sound advice on either buying or selling and can be contacted on their e-mail which is If you are not interested in purchasing yourself, please pass this information onto friends and acquaintances.

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