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A wide range of meals
A choice of 6 dining options
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A Choice of Durban’s Best Beachfront Restaurants

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is home to 5 distinctive venues offering a diverse menu including award-winning steaks, classic cocktails to craft beer, café culture and an exceptional buffet.

A variety of tastes and dining experiences are presented throughout our hotel. Each one catering to a different menu and offering a different dining experience. Forget bland hotel food and soulless cafeteria style dining, our outlets include some of Durban’s best beachfront restaurants and bars.


Guests enjoy complimentary breakfast and can choose where they prefer to start their day. Breakfast is served at Elangeni Tower in the Ocean Breeze Restaurant where the views are as inviting as the breakfast selection. In Maharani Tower, Vigour & Verve welcomes guests into a relaxed café style modern all-day dining restaurant.

We believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day so our breakfast choice includes:

  • A full selection of hot breakfast choices (from baked beans and bacon, to grilled tomatoes and eggs as you like them)
  • Lighter options like yogurts, cereals and fresh fruit
  • Juices, coffees and teas
  • A sweet selection of sweet pastries

Breakfast items vary, but if there is anything you feel is missing just talk to your waiter and they’ll do their best to make sure breakfast is worth waking up for.

06h30 to 10h30

Breakfast in Bed

Just fill out the breakfast door hanger in your room and make sure it’s on the outside of your door before 02h00 and we’ll bring breakfast to you.


From an early brunch to a late lunch, all-day dining is served at Vigour & Verve or at the Panorama Bar. Tuck into your pizza poolside or choose from great burgers, sandwiches, signature salads or sharing ‘snack buckets’ at Panorama Bar. Vigour & Verve always offers a great choice with classics like their steak baguette, Caprese salad, pasta, pizza and burgers as well as generous mains if you’ve worked up an appetite.


The Grill Jichana is open from 18h00. The Grill Jichana grills select cuts of Karoo lamb, premium Karan steaks, free range chicken from the Midlands as well as salads, sides and ‘don’t tempt me’ desserts.

From 18h30 Lingela opens its doors to Durban’s favourite buffet. Booking is recommended, as is eating lunch early! Live cooking stations and outstanding variety make this a favourite dining destination during your stay. From Durban dishes to carvery cuts - arrive hungry.

All day through to 22h00 Vigour & Verve is always a great choice. The signature Butter Chicken is a definite winner as is finishing your meal with an ice cream or sorbet.


The Coffee Shop to the right of the Elangeni Tower reception has a full range of coffee choices, a tempting array of cakes and a selection of light meals or snacks as well as a well-chosen wine list. Perfect place to meet up in the foyer of Elangeni Tower or get a coffee-to-go.

Vigour & Verve on the ground floor of the Maharani Tower is all about ‘coffee and everything in between’. Great coffee, delicious cakes and a delicious menu that might turn a quick coffee-stop into a long meal.


Cocktails, craft beers, whiskey and wine is served with a nautical ambience at Tall Ships. Ask the bar staff for a recommendation then sit back and enjoy big screen sports.

At Panorama Bar the cocktails are as inviting as the view. Sweeping floor to ceiling windows frame the view overlooking the pool and out onto the Indian Ocean, while the menu offers beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and non-alcoholic options.

Enhance Your Experience

  • Charge your meals to your room at any of the dining venues. Just arrange with our front desk when you arrive.
  • Save from 10% to 20% on meals with Tsogo Sun Hotels rewards.