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Durban’s Top Attractions

An Unforgettable Beachfront Holiday

Beach holiday destinations in South Africa don’t come better than this. Metres from Durban’s best beaches and ideally positioned to access great Durban attractions and main transport connections, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is perfectly positioned.

Take a 1 minute walk from the hotel entrance, through the sunken gardens and onto Durban’s refreshed beach promenade. Durban’s beachfront is the city’s heart and soul and our hotel is at the centre of it. With 300+ days of sunshine a year and the appeal of the warm Indian Ocean it won’t take you long to get into holiday mode.

Nearby Durban attractions include uShaka Marine World - famous for its spectacular aquarium, shark cage diving, seal and penguin shows and family fun. There’s also exceptional shopping at South Africa’s largest mall, the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, abundant green spaces in the Durban Botanical Gardens and dramatic natural beauty in the Valley of 1000 Hills. Culture, heritage, wild animal encounters and uniquely South African moments are ready to be experienced during your Durban holiday at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani.


Durban’s King Shaka International Airport is a direct 30-minute drive from the hotel making it a convenient choice for national and international business and leisure visitors.

Durban International Convention Centre

The Durban ICC is conveniently a  5 minute drive from the hotel. Take a short drive or ask our concierge to arrange transport. 

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Place Name Address Phone Show on map
Addington Hospital Erskine Terrace South Beach Durban +27 31 327 2000

Addington is a 571 bedded and 2 200 staffed district and regional hospital, situated on South Beach, Durban.

The Playhouse Company 231 Anton Lembede St, Durban, 4001, South Africa +27 31 369 9555

The Playhouse Company is Ethekwini’s premier theatre organization

uShaka Marine World 49 Timeball Blvd, Durban, 4001, South Africa +27 31 328 8000

uShaka Marine World is a 16-hectare theme park which was opened in 30 April 2004 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It comprises 4 sections: uShaka Sea World, uShaka Wet 'n Wild, uShaka Beach, and uShaka Village Walk. It is located on the strip of land between the beachfront and the harbour.

Moses Mabhida Stadium 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Road Durban 4001 +27 31 582 8242

The Moses Mabhida Stadium is a stadium in Durban, South Africa, named after Moses Mabhida, a former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party. It is a multi-use stadium. It was one of the host stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Phezulu Safari Park Old Main Road • Bothas Hill Durban • KwaZulu-Natal +27 31 777 1000

Phezulu Safari Park is an exciting tourism venue, situated in Botha’s Hill, only 35 km’s from central Durban. This picturesque park has magnificent views of the world-famous Valley of a 1000 Hills.

Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World 20 Battery Beach Road, Durban, 4001 +27 31 328 3000

Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World is situated at the northern end of Durban's Golden Mile, adjacent to the Kings Park Sporting Precinct. Besides the casino, the complex houses many restaurants, a beach bar, cinemas and its own semi-private beach, which was rated as one of the top 3 beaches in South Africa.

Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve Hawaan, Blackburn, 4319 +27 31 205 1271

These areas include mainly coastal dune forest and aquatic habitats such as reed beds and shallow well vegetated ponds.

The Pavilion Jack Martens Drive, Westville, Durban, 3611 +27 31 275 9800

From stylish fashion outlets and tantalizing restaurants; The Pavilion hosts over 230 stores, 40 restaurants and 40 jewelers making it the ideal place to satisfy your shopping desires. Don’t forget the Amusement Area, Skate park and 12 Cinemas for your entertainment.

Sharks Board 1 Herrwood Dr, Umhlanga, 4319 +27 31 566 0400

Service organisation that protects beach users in KwaZulu-Natal against shark attack.

Sahara Stadium Kingsmead Kingsmead Way, Kingsmead, Durban, 4001 +27 31 335 4200

Kingsmead is a cricket ground in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

King Shaka International Airport King Shaka International Airport, King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4405, South Africa +27 32 436 6758

King Shaka International Airport, abbreviated KSIA, is the primary airport serving Durban, South Africa.

La Lucia Mall 90 William Campbell Drive La Lucia, 4051 +27 31 562 8420

La Lucia Mall is an exclusive shopping destination situated on the beautiful East Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Offering a wide range of over 130 restaurants and service related businesses under one roof, the mall is conveniently located in the heart of La Lucia.

Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex, 45 Bram Fischer Rd, Durban, 4001 +27 31 360 1000

This world-class facility, renowned for its high standards of service excellence, has successfully staged some the world’s most prestigious and complex events.

The Barnyard Theatre Gateway Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge +27 31 566 3045

Barnyard shows feature the greatest hits of our time. In addition, we regularly host well-known South African bands, comedians and performers.

Netcare Umhlanga Hospital 323 Umhlanga Rocks Drive Umhlanga Durban 432 + 27 31 560 5500

Netcare Umhlanga Hospital's state of the art facilities are complimented by a team of dedicated specialist, outstanding nursing care and amongst the most sophisticated equipment anywhere in the world.

Durban Botanic Gardens 70 St Thomas Rd, Durban, 4001 +27 31 322 4000

The Durban Botanic Gardens is situated in the City of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is Durban’s oldest public institution and Africa's oldest surviving botanical gardens.

Francis Farewell Square Farewell Square Farewell Rd Durban 4001 +27 31 304 4934

This historic square in the middle of Durban is the spot where the city originated as a tiny settlement of itinerant traders and hunters in the early 19th century.

Kings Park Sports Stadium 12 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd, Durban, 4001 +27 31 308 8400

The Kings Park Stadium is a stadium in the Kings Park Sporting Precinct in Durban, South Africa

Durban City Hall Anton Lembede St, Durban, 4000 +27 31 311 1111

The Durban City Hall houses a public library, auditorium, the Durban Art Gallery and the Natural Science Museum behind its gracious façade.

Mount Edgecombe Country Club Gate 2, Golf Course Drive, Mount Edgecombe, South Africa +27 31 539 5330

World class facilities with the ability to cater for varying group sizes in the different function rooms available.

Durban Country Club Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban +27 31 313 1777

Durban Country Club (DCC) offers not one but two magnificent clubhouses and highly rated courses.

Umhlanga Main Beach 22 Lagoon Dr, Umhlanga, 4320, South Africa

This beach has been awarded with a blue flag for its clear water and surroundings. It is suitable for kids, too.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College Building, Berea, 4041, South Africa +27 31 260 1111

The University of KwaZulu-Natal or UKZN is a university with five campuses all located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

The Valley of 1000 Hills Tourist Junction Building, Third Floor, 160 Pine Street, Durban, 4001 +27 31 366 7500

The breathtaking Valley of a Thousand Hills is an exciting component of Durban and South Africa's province of KwaZulu-Natal - the Kingdom of the Zulu.

Wilsons Wharf 14 - 18 Boatmans Rd, Durban +27 31 907 8792

Wilson's Wharf is Durban's trendiest fusion of fun food, top shows and crafts, blended with the rustic interface of a boating marina and working slipways.

Victoria Spice Market 151/155 Victoria Street, Durban, 4037 031 306 4021

Venture down to the Victoria Street Market on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets in Durban Central and step into a sensory Afro-Indian world.

Durban Natural Science Museum Anton Lembede St, Durban, 4000 +27 31 311 2256

The Durban Natural Science Museum has dynamic and innovative research and education programmes with a particular emphasis on Biodiversity Conservation, and Ecology.

Old House Museum 31 Diakonia Street Durban +27 31 311 2261

The site of the Old House Museum was donated to the city by George Churton Collins, built by the Durban Town Council and opened on 12 June 1954.

Virginia Airport Virginia Airport (VIR), Airport Street, Durban North, 4051, South Africa +27 31 563 7101

Virginia Airport is an airport serving Durban, the largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This general aviation airport is located 10 kilometres north of Durban.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge, Durban, 4319 +27 31 514 0500

Gateway offers fashin, fun variety and entertainment for the upmarket shopper. A place where you can leave your troubles behind.

Durban Workshop Flea Market Samora Machel St, Durban, 4001
1000 Hills Tourism 47 Old Main Rd Durban +27 31 777 1874

The breathtaking Valley of a Thousand Hills is an exciting component of Durban and South Africa's province of KwaZulu-Natal - the Kingdom of the Zulu.

The Magic Company 1 Sibaya Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban +27 31 568 1522

Entertainment for the whole family.

The Magic Company - Suncoast Casino 20 Battery Beach Rd, Durban, 4025, South Africa +27 31 337 5486

Entertainment for the whole family.

Durban North Beach North Beach, Durban South Africa

North Beach is one of the beaches of Durban, South Africa. It is situated north of the harbour and bluff, in between Bay of Plenty and Dairy Beach on Durban's Golden Mile.

South Beach O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4056

South Beach lies to the south of central Durban, midway between North Beach and Ushaka Marine World on the beach front of the city.

Mini Town Durban 114 Snell Parade, Durban, 4000 +27 31 337 7892

Mini Town is one of Durban's most well-known tourist attractions. Mini Town gives a good impression of some of Durban's landmarks in a 1:24 scale.

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
63 Snell Parade, Kwazulu-Natal, 4001, ZAF
Phone: +27 31 362 1300