Spectacular Location
15 event venues
734 stylish rooms & suites
Endless views
Stylish dining
Pure Spa indulgence
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Welcome To Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Landmark Hotel On Durban’s Golden Mile

This spectacular landmark hotel is undoubtedly the brightest star on the Golden Mile.

With its panoramic vistas, this 734 roomed beachfront hotel has something for everyone including luxurious presidential suites, penthouses with private patios, executive rooms and family rooms.

Business travellers are provided with ample and flexible conference and business facilities.

Guests can explore a wide range of exciting restaurants to choose from to suit all palates and moods. Relaxation areas abound and include three heated swimming pools – one with extraordinary views of the Indian Ocean, will simply take your breath away.

Experience Choice Like no other.


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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. 

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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Swimming Pools

A CHOICE OF 3 HEATED POOLS WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS

A CHOICE OF 3 HEATED POOLS WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS

This heated pool offers spectacular panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Panorama bar is the perfect place to meet on the Golden Mile and serves light meals throughout the day.

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Swimming Pools

Elangeni Tower Pool

Elangeni Tower Pool

This heated pool is protected from the coastal winds and offers privacy,  peace and calm - it’s the perfect family-friendly pool to enjoy any time of the day or night.   

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Swimming Pools

Maharani Tower roof-top pool

Maharani Tower roof-top pool

This heated pool is perfectly located with breath-taking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the Durban promenade, the pool is protected from the wind making it accessible throughout the day.

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Meeting Facilities

For a seamless, one-stop experience

For a seamless, one-stop experience

With 15 event, meeting and conference venues to choose from, business guests are sure to find the perfect venue at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. This includes Sky, on the 31st  floor of the Maharani Tower

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Perfectly located

The Brightest Star on the Golden Mile

The Brightest Star on the Golden Mile

The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Durban meters away from the best beaches and in close proximity to the CBD, ICC, uShaka Marine World, Moses Mabhiba stadium and Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World.

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Mangwanani Boutique Spa

The Perfect Escape

The Perfect Escape

For pure indulgence, this upmarket and exclusive African spa is designed to relax and rejuvenate your body, calm your spirit and sooth your soul. The spa has 5 treatment rooms, a double treatment room with a hydro therapy bath as well as a Himalayan salt room.

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Mangwanani Boutique Spa

Spa escape in Durban

Spa escape in Durban

The perfect escape from a stressful, demanding lifestyle, therapeutic massage treatments are offered in the spa area and can also be arranged in the privacy of guests’ hotel rooms. 

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Hair and Beauty Salons

Treat yourself

Treat yourself

The Maharani Hair Stylists and the Aqua Escape Healing Beauty Salon offers a full range of grooming and beauty treatments.

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Restaurants and Bars

A choice of 6 dining options

A choice of 6 dining options

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers an exciting range of restaurants, bars and lounges to enjoy great food surrounded by beautiful scenery. Choose between Panorama Bar and Pool Deck, The Grill Jichana or Vigour & Verve.

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Lingela

Top traditional buffet restaurant

Top traditional buffet restaurant

Lingela offers a variety of dishes to suit every palate, including live-action cooking of delectable meat cuts, seafood, stir-fry, a range of roasts from the carvery, Durban curries and casseroles.

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Lingela

A journey of flavour

A journey of flavour

A range of starters, salads and side dishes, casseroles, Durban curries, tandoori oven specialities and a carvery with all the trimmings are included in the buffet selection. The dessert buffet offers a selection of gateaux, tartlets, mousses and sweets - t...

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The Grill Jichana

A modern and stylish Grill House

A modern and stylish Grill House

The Grill Jichana offers a sizzling menu with items ranging from prime beef cuts and Karoo lamb to free-range chicken, fish and vegetable dishes. For business or pleasure, enjoy great food, a comprehensive wine list and excellent services

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Grill Jichana

Grill favourites with a taste of the Spice Route

Grill favourites with a taste of the Spice Route

Enjoy the taste of traditional grill house favourites, combined with flavours of the African East Coast spice route - all prepared with a contemporary twist.. Grill Jichana is on the Ground Floor of the Elangeni Tower and is open Monday – Saturday for...

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Vigour & Verve

Wholesome & delicious café’ style dining

Wholesome & delicious café’ style dining

Vigour & Verve is a hip coffee bar that serves wholesome meals in a modern, organic and trendy environment.

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Vigour & Verve

A relaxed place to meet

A relaxed place to meet

Enjoy a variety of burgers, fresh, pizza, a range of signature sarmies, pasta, grills, and a choice of decadent cakes, desserts and pastries and ice creams. Vigour & Verve is on the Ground Floor of the Maharani Tower and is open daily for breakfast from...

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Tall Ships

Cocktail bar

Cocktail bar

This nautical themed cocktail bar serves craft beers, wines, cocktails and premier whiskey brands, it’s the perfect place to meet for a meeting or cocktail.

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Tall Ships

Perfect for sundowners

Perfect for sundowners

This relaxed cocktail bar serves light finger meals and live music can be enjoyed between 6pm and 7pm. Tall Ships is on the Ground Floor of the Elangeni Tower and is open Monday – Saturday form 11h00 – 23h00. 

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Daruma

Japanese dining in Durban

Japanese dining in Durban

Durban’s Daruma Restaurant offers a range of delicious Japanese cuisine including sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura and other tantalising Asian dishes.

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Daruma

Perfect setting for a business lunch or an intimate dinner

Perfect setting for a business lunch or an intimate dinner

Dishes are expertly prepared by experienced Sushi chefs and meticulous attention to detail ensures these delicious dishes are also beautifully presented. Daruma is on the Ground Floor of the Elangeni Tower and is open Monday to Saturday from 12h00 – 1...

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Panorama Bar and Pool Deck

The best place to meet on the Golden Mile

The best place to meet on the Golden Mile

This stylish venue has spectacular panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy light meals throughout the day, delicious home made ice-creams and granites or finish off the day with sundowner cocktails and mezes.

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Panorama Bar and Pool Deck

Endless views of the Indian Ocean

Endless views of the Indian Ocean

The Panorama Bar is situated alongside the pool deck and offers panoramic views of the coastline – to be enjoyed with a range of delicious food and beverage menu items that are ideally suited to Durban’s balmy climate. The Panorama Bar and ...

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Perfect For a Family Holiday

Family rooms available

Family rooms available

The hotel offers a variety of family rooms, remember Kids under 18 stay and eat breakfast for free when sharing with 2 adult

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734 Stylish Rooms

Beautiful sea views

Beautiful sea views

The rooms come in a variety of formats from Standard Rooms to Executive Rooms there is something for everyone. For guests requiring extra space, a number of suites, Penthouses with private patios and four very luxurious Presidential Suites, are also on offer.

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Home Away From Home

Amenities to Enhance the Comfort of Your Stay

Amenities to Enhance the Comfort of Your Stay

Each room is equipped a TV, DStv, free WiFi, air-conditioning, personal work stations and more. Added to this is the convenience of 24-hour room service, a porter service, and a wake-up facility.

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Perfect Location

Easy Access

Easy Access

The hotel complex is situated 32 km from the King Shaka International Airport, 1.8 km from the Durban International Convention Centre and just 1.6 km from the Durban central business district.

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Flexible Venues

Host up to 500 delegates

Host up to 500 delegates

The conference and meeting venues can be configured to host a range of occasions including intimate boardroom meetings, cocktail functions, workshops, seminars, training sessions, conferences as well as product launches.

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For Seamless Eventing

Enjoy a one-stop experience

Enjoy a one-stop experience

All delegates have access to self-service work stations, free WiFi connectivity and secure parking. For ease and convenience all services are included in a single invoice. 

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Sky

Incredible Views From an Incredible Venue

Incredible Views From an Incredible Venue

Sky is a spectacular venue on top of the Maharani Tower, with incredible sea and city views, Sky is the best venue on Durban’s Golden Mile to entertain your guests and watch the sun go down. 

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A Wide Range of Dining Options

Tailor-Made Menus

Tailor-Made Menus

A team of professional banqueting staff are available to assist you to organise the perfect function with specialised menus and detailed planning.

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