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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban, South Africa

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Beach nearby
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
63 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4000, South Africa

Upscale beach hotel with spa, near Golden Mile
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • Beach nearby
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • If your staying in Durban for any reason, this place is lovely. It’s right in the beach,…Apr 23, 2020
  • too many room for cleaning riom on time is not execute generally is acceptable of…Mar 13, 2020

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban, South Africa

from NZ$166
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room
  • Executive Premium
  • Suite
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room

What’s around Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban, South Africa


  • In Durban Beachfront
  • Durban Beach - 14 min walk
  • UShaka Marine World - 33 min walk
  • Golden Mile - 9 min walk
  • Durban International Convention Centre - 15 min walk
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 28 min walk
  • Mini Town - 2 min walk
  • Battery Beach - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 32 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 734 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 4 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 10
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Mangwanani Boutique Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages, and facials.

The spa is open daily.


Grill Jichana - This steakhouse specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Open select days.

Panorama Bar & Pool Deck - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Ocean Breeze - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only. Open daily.

Lingela Restaurant - This buffet restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban, South Africa’s small print

Also known as

  • Elangeni
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Hotel
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani
  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel
  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel Durban
  • Elangeni Southern Sun
  • Elangeni Sun
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  • Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel
  • Sun Elangeni
  • Sun Elangeni Hotel
  • Elangeni Hotel Durban
  • Southern Sun Elangeni Durban


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged

Optional extras

Self parking costs ZAR 50 per day

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban, South Africa

  • Does Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
    Yes. Self parking costs ZAR 50 per day.
  • Is there a pool at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
    Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
    You can check in from 2 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
    Yes, there are 4 onsite restaurants.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 450 per vehicle one-way.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 131 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Weekend escape
What an amazing stay at the Maharani Tower. Service on point. Staff incredibly attentive. Gastronomic affair. Just what we needed as a family to unwind for a weekend. #sho'tleft
Jashika, za1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful friendly staff and quiet, clean room with a view of the beach. Would recommend without hesitation.
John, us1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
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.
S, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Anniversary in Durbs
I had a very good experience with friendly service, good food an very neat room.
Leon, za3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great stay
Nomusa, za2 night family trip
Poor 2.0
idnt get Rahat we paid for
Very disappointed. Were given a double bed when the booking clearly stated king bed
Ismail, za1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best service in Durban
We could not have asked for more from the hospoof the staff led by Moses at the hotel. Being in a foreign country was extremely difficult not knowing the area but the staff was so helpful in getting us places and telling us where to go and where to stay away from. They made our trip so much better than it could’ve been if we were on our own. I would highly suggest the hotel. The food was good and there was enough variation for everyone
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Durban is always a great place to be and the stay at the Elangeni just made it so much better. Stay was friendly and professional and it is near the beach and various sightseeing spots.
David, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best Experience
We really enjoyed our stay from the first day of arrival, the reception was welcoming and friendly they really went out to give us the best experience ever.
Thabo, za2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent service at vigour and verve !
Service at breakfast was excellent , small item went missing from my room - reported it and no one followed up. Apart from that , we were happy , rooms do need upgrading . Staying on the golden mile is always lovely and pools at this establishment are nice.
AADIL A, za1 night business trip

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban, South Africa

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