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The Panorama Bar and Pool Deck

Drinks With Stunning Durban Beach Views

It’s hard to compete with the views, but the Panorama Bar and pool deck at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is a talking point all of its own. Heated pool, cocktails and a menu perfect for sharing or savoring.

Meet with friends or mingle with guests and locals from morning to night at our inviting Durban beachfront bar. Champagne is served chilled, cocktails are mixed with a flourish and food is social and delicious.

The cocktail menu is a colourful and flavourful mix of classics mojitos and negronis as well as reinvented long drinks like the tall tanq or the whiskyjinja that highlights premium spirits and mixers. Let the bar mixologists recommend something special.

Wine by the glass or the bottle includes reds, whites, roses and sparkling favourites. 

The food menu is light and well paired to the sunny climate. From   sandwiches, including a spicy lamb curry offering, to the always popular burgers and pizza menu. The signature salad menu makes the most of fresh and seasonal greens to complement main ingredients like Cajun grilled chicken or tuna.

Panorama Bar is best enjoyed with friends. Pizzas choices are kept simple and delicious and presented on wooden serving planks. Snack Buckets come in a choice of meaty snacks, seafood snacks or vegetarian friendly finger foods like samoosas and spring rolls.

Open For:

  • Tuesday – Thursday 09h00 – 22h00
  • Friday – Sunday 09h00 – 23h00
  • All day drinks and light meals
  • Perfect for sundowners

Menu Highlights

If the sun is shining (which in Durban is year-round) order a luxury cocktail such as the tall tanq or a zegroni. Our twists on some cocktail classics.

Get stuck into a sharing snack bucket. Our favourite is the Seafood Snack Bucket with fish bites, calamari, prawns, fries, lemon wedges and tartare sauce.

Choose your Ice Cream flavours and toppings from the ice cream bar.

Rain or Shine

Take a seat poolside, relax on the wooden deck or take a dip in the pool while you wait for your drink to arrive.  

On the rare day when the weather is less than perfect, choose to enjoy the view from inside behind our floor to ceiling panoramic curved glass front.

Every Night is Date Night

Let Front Desk know before 13h00 and we’ll arrange babysitting for you – so you can go out and enjoy a little together-time.