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4.0 / 5Very Good
140 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mini Town
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Golden Mile
    16 min walk
  • Airport
    Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.)
    23 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Durban, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is in the entertainment district and on the waterfront. UShaka Marine World is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Durban Beach and Umhlanga Rocks Beach. Mini Town and Durban Funworld are also worth visiting. Our guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Mini Town - 2 min walk
    • Durban Funworld - 12 min walk
    • Sahara Stadium Kingsmead - 14 min walk
    • Golden Mile - 16 min walk
    • Durban International Convention Centre - 17 min walk

    Getting around

    • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 26 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • Grill Jichana – Steakhouse offering international cuisine. Serves dinner on selected days.
    • Panorama Bar & Pool Deck – Restaurant with a bar offering international cuisine. Serves lunch, dinner and light fare daily.
    • Ocean Breeze – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast daily.
    • Lingela Restaurant – Buffet restaurant offering local cuisine. Serves dinner daily.

    About this property

    Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

    Catch some rays at the nearby beach or spend the day relaxing at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants. All 734 rooms provide conveniences such as electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars and rainfall showerheads.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    Self parking: ZAR 50 per day
    24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
    Airport shuttle on request

    Food and drink

    Free full breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
    4 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
    24-hour room service

    Things to do

    3 outdoor pools
    Children's pool
    Fitness centre
    Full-service spa

    Family friendly

    3 outdoor pools
    Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    Children's pool
    Dry-cleaning service
    Free cots/infant beds
    Laundry facilities


    Banquet hall
    Gift shop/newsstand

    Guest services

    24-hour front desk
    Concierge services
    Daily housekeeping
    Dry-cleaning service
    Laundry facilities
    Luggage storage
    Multilingual staff
    Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken


    Business services

    10 meeting rooms
    Business centre
    Conference centre




    Body treatments
    Manicures and pedicures
    Massage - deep-tissue
    Massage - hot stone
    Massage - Thai
    Spa open daily


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Handrails in stairwells
    Wheelchair-accessible business centre
    Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
    Wheelchair-accessible lounge
    Wheelchair-accessible parking
    Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
    Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
    Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
    Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
    Wheelchair-accessible spa


    Beach towels
    Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    Air conditioning
    Blackout drapes/curtains
    Free cots/infant beds


    Bathtub or shower
    Designer toiletries
    Rainfall showerhead
    Toilet paper


    32-inch flat-screen TV
    satellite channels

    Food and drink

    Electric kettle
    Free tea bags/instant coffee


    Connecting rooms available
    Iron/ironing board (on request)
    Laptop-friendly workspace

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    Overall Good But With Some Niggles..........

    This a nice hotel and very well situated. Staff are extremely polite and pleasant. Special mention must be given to the concierge service who were extremely helpful and attentive. Outstanding! The airport transfer service (extra cost) was also very good. The car was waiting for us both inbound and outbound. However, there are some irksome issues. Firstly, the AC in the rooms just didn't seem to work very well! We had 2 different rooms and both were substandard in AC. The first room was a bit tired (19th floor) but the second room was far better (5th floor). Views from both are brilliant with big opening windows. Both rooms were clean and well serviced. Secondly, facilities for 'residents only' are limited. The pool areas were packed and although the back pool and a small area of the front pool were supposed to be for residents only, I am sure it was used by everyone. Non residents had open access to the hotel. And its seemed to be very popular with non residents! Thirdly, breakfast could be a bit of an issue. The queue to get into it on our last day was an hour long wending its way through the hotel! Completely unacceptable for a resident in a 5 star hotel. We made the decision to pop along to the sister tower, but there was still a queue and the variety of food wasn't as good. At one point I counted as least 3 tables that could have been cleared and re-used but there just didn't seem to be the staff to cope with this. Overall and enjoyable stay.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Anniversary in Durbs

    I had a very good experience with friendly service, good food an very neat room.

    Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

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