Durban’s Victoria Embankment, also known as the Esplanade, and now more offically renamed Margaret Mncadi Avenue, is one of the major landmarks of the city. It runs part of the length of the harbour, apartment and office buildings on one side, and the water on the other.
Address: Boatmans Road, Harbour, Durban Distance from The Riverside Hotel: 15 – 20 Minutes
Despite its name change, it’s still known to residents who lived here before the name change as the Esplanade, and it travels past the Yacht Mole, another name you have to live in Durban to know.
The Yacht Mole is all about life on the water. It is a pier that juts out into the Durban harbour, almost directly opposite the harbour’s jetties, so the view here at night is nothing short of splendid and it’s the reason that there are a couple of restaurants, like Cafe Fish, that line the wharf overlooking a huge number of yachts, moored by locals and visitors alike.
The Point Yacht Club (established in 1892 and heavily attended by Point residents, hence the name), the Maritime Museum and the BAT Centre (a community art centre) all make their homes here too. A lot of the roadside en route to the Yacht Mole and leading into it has undergone restoration, and antique style street lights, wider roads, more parking, and a new traffic circle make getting to and from the Yacht Mole a lot easier, and make it all look a lot more modern.
The Riverside Hotel Complex
The Riverside Hotel is a full service hotel in Durban North that provides accommodation for families with family rooms as well as for the individual on a business trip.Facilities available at the hotel include, a 24 hour reception, currency exchange, Conference facilities at The Riverside Business Conference Centre, room service, laundry, mini gym, baby-sitting facilities, shuttle quest, tour’s and much, much more.Restaurants available at the hotel include The Riverside Grill and The Hops Sports Bar where there are daily activities and specials.The Riverside Grill is a restaurant situated inside The Riverside Hotel.This tropical-like restaurant and bar has something to offer everyone and makes for a terrific escape from the normal city life.The Riverside Grill has a daily Happy Hour and a Sunday plated roast buffet.Hops Riverside is the premier venue of choice in Durban. Situated adjacent to the Riverside Hotel.The venue caters for most sporting events on the big screen.The emphasis on the entertainment is to create and sustain a wide variety of events ranging from local bands to comedians dancing classes in Salsa and quiz evenings.Have a make over with Martin Pearman Hair - Creative Salon.Is a progressive hair design and care solutions studio.That provides cutting edge with latest trends and product technologies.We use our knowledge to create the unique style that is right for the unique individual you are.There is no shortage of things to do during your stay at The Riverside Hotel. You can take a stroll along the golden mile visit uShaka Marine World, the enormous Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umgeni Bird Park, play a round at the Windsor Golf Course, or catch a game at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Whatever you’re into, you’ll find it situated within a few minutes travel from The Riverside Hotel. See a full list of activities and attractions close to the hotel.Discover how amazing your stay can be by visiting The Riverside Hotel, we are only 5 minutes away from Durban CBD, 15 Minutes away from Umhlanga central business district and 28 Minutes away from King Shaka International Airport.