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Take a break and enjoy sundrenched beaches and the warm Indian Ocean. Explore Durban.

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Welcome To Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Landmark Hotel On Durban’s Golden Mile

Undoubtedly the brightest star on Durban’s Golden Mile, the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani hotel is a Durban beachfront landmark favoured by holidaymakers and business travellers alike. 

Accommodation includes a choice of 734 modern, tastefully furnished rooms, equipped with amenities such as free WiFi, air-conditioning, DStv, personal work stations and more. The hotel has three stunning heated swimming pools and guests in need of pampering and relaxation are invited to visit the Mangwanani Boutique Spa, Sara's Hair Stylists and Aqua Escape Healing & Beauty Salon.

The hotel is home to several of Durban’s most exciting restaurants and bars. Guests are presented with a wide range of dining options, from generous buffets, to traditional Japanese and Durban’s exotic curries. Visitors looking to experience glamour and stunning views of the Indian Ocean can head to Sky, the hotel’s exclusive Durban venue for hire at the top of the Maharani Tower. and


Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani has been nominated for ‘Africa’s Leading Conference Hotel’ award. Vote for us now.

Business guests can make use of a fully equipped business centre as well as convenient access to the hotel’s 15 conference rooms and event spaces. 

Leisure guests looking to experience the best of Durban or who wish to explore further afield will find our Durban hotel an ideal springboard from which to visit nearby attractions.

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Mangwanani Spa

Swimming Pools

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offer guests a choice of three pools to relax and unwind at. Enjoy beautiful views as you look out over the ocean at the Panorama Bar and Pool Deck swimming pool.

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Meeting Facilities

Some Of The Best Venues For Hosting Meetings

Some Of The Best Venues For Hosting Meetings

With 15 venues and events spaces, business guests are sure to fine the perfect venue at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. This includes Sky, on the 31st  floor of the Maharani Tower.

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Swimming Pools

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offer guests a choice of three pools to relax and unwind at. Enjoy beautiful views as you look out over the ocean at the Panorama Bar and Pool Deck swimming pool.

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Meeting Facilities

Some Of The Best Venues For Hosting Meetings

Some Of The Best Venues For Hosting Meetings

With 15 venues and events spaces, business guests are sure to fine the perfect venue at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. This includes Sky, on the 31st  floor of the Maharani Tower.

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Lingela

One of the most popular buffet restaurants in Durban, Lingela offers a range of starters, mains and desserts, to make sure there is something to satisfy your desire.

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The Grill Jichana

Grill Favourites With A Taste Of The Spice Route

Grill Favourites With A Taste Of The Spice Route

The Grill Jichana offers traditional grill favourites with influence from the African East Coast spice route, to combine flavours that are sure to delight.

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Vigour & Verve

Café Style Dining

Café Style Dining

Situated at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Vigour & Verve is a coffee bar style café, offering a range of  dishes including signature sarmies.

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Mangwanani Boutique Spa

The Perfect Escape

The Perfect Escape

Mangwanani Boutique Spa at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers pure indulgence. Feel relaxed and rejuvenated after visiting Mangwanani Boutique Spa.

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Spa Treatments

Beauty, Massage & Therapies

Beauty, Massage & Therapies

Select the perfect treatment to help you relax and rejuvenate , from a range of treatments at Mangwanani Boutique Spa at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani.

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Mangwanani Boutique Spa

The Perfect Escape

The Perfect Escape

Mangwanani Boutique Spa at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers pure indulgence. Feel relaxed and rejuvenated after visiting Mangwanani Boutique Spa.

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Spa Treatments

Beauty, Massage & Therapies

Beauty, Massage & Therapies

Select the perfect treatment to help you relax and rejuvenate , from a range of treatments at Mangwanani Boutique Spa at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani.

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