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Services & Amenities

Beyond the comfort of your room, more than the view, and something other than the choice of dining venues, it is our service that makes your stay truly memorable.

At Durban’s most inviting beachfront destination the range of amenities and services available creates the atmosphere of a resort. Beauty and wellness is cared for at the in-house Mangwanani Boutique Spa, Hair Salon and Aqua Escape Healing & Beauty Salon. Business requirements are taken care of in the all-service business centre and holiday vibes are delivered from the beach at our doorstep through to the pool on our roof.

You benefit from the scope of the Southern Sun Brand but enjoy personalised attention. You’re our guest not a room number.

Enhance Your Experience

Extend your stay in our 4- star Durban hotel and ask about a late checkout. If we have space, we’re always happy to extend your checkout until 13h00. Of course, you are always welcome to leave your bags with our concierge desk and we’ll look after them while you hit the beach.


Need a taxi? Want to know the best shopping spots? Where’s hot for a night of dancing? Talk to the concierge desk who will help you with everything from alarm calls to Zulu cultural experiences. They are here to help.

Available from 06h30 to 23h00 every day.

We’ll Take Care of It

  • Bike hire
  • Transport arranging
  • Flight information & booking
  • Beach towels
  • Local information
  • Airport transfers / ICC transfers
  • Durban local info
  • Holiday tours

24 Hour Room Service

Midnight Snacks & Midday Treats

Late business commitments or lazy mornings shouldn’t leave you hungry. Our 24-room service menu means you can order any time of day or night and have food delivered to your room.

Talk to front desk when you check-in so that you can charge it to your room. Alternatively, room service can be paid for with cash or card.


Tune in to a selection of the top DStv channels. Movies, sports, news, kids channels and radio will keep you entertained from bed.

Bike Hire

Join fitness focused Durbanites on the revitalized beachfront promenade for an early morning workout or explore from Moses Mabhida to uShaka Marine World without breaking a sweat. Bike hire is available from the concierge desk. Bikes are available for hire at a reasonable per hour rate and are the best way to explore Durban’s Golden Mile.


Bringing along a small well-trained furry friend? 

We know that your pets are important to you, especially when you are travelling on to a further destination. We do not however have pet sitting facilities or services and pets cannot be left in the room unattended. Talk to our guest services before you arrive and we’ll do our best to accommodate. 


Family sized rooms, three heated pools, all day restaurants, bikes for hire and a location practically on the beach will keep the whole family happy and busy.

Bringing kids? From tiny babies to snapchatting-teens they stay for free. If you are two adults sharing and you have two children under 18 travelling with you then are already great room rates includes them. One less thing to worry about.

Don’t forget to let us know if you need a cot in your room or any other baby friendly amenities. 


At Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani you’ll love the way we do business. We make sure you stay connected throughout the hotel with high speed free WiFi. All our rooms from Standard to Presidential include a work area and the hotel has an all-service business centre that can assist with everything from secretarial services to document copying. On top of that we have 15 of Durban’s leading meeting and event venues available.

Media Console

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is in the process of improving in-room connectivity through desk mounted media consoles. Media console equipped rooms allow you to connect your device or laptop to our large flat screen TVs. Whether you want to stream your movies from your tablet, or need a large display to work from, plug in your cables and make use of our large displays. (Consoles can be connected with HDMI, USB, PC and TV connectors – please enquire when you book to ensure your room features a media console and for more details on connectivity)

African Tours & Experiences

Contact our concierge team, who along with the Shaka Tours and Safaris team at Elangeni will arrange an unforgettable African experience. Specialising in tours throughout South Africa, from safari experiences to inner-city exploration, let our concierge team arrange everything for you. The team at Shaka Tours and Safaris makes it easy to get up close and personal to wild Africa.

Health & Wellness

Boost your Vitamin D with some time on our pool deck or rooftop sun-lounging area, stay in shape in our two 24-hour modern fitness centres, check-in for some ‘me time’ at the Mangwanani Boutique Spa or enjoy a little beauty therapy at the salon.

Mangwanani Boutique Spa is an elegant and calming sanctuary in the Elangeni tower. Massage and wellness treatments from skilled therapists can be experience in a serene treatment room, poolside or in the comfort of your room.

(Mondays to Sundays 09h00 – 23h00)

The Colour Me Crazy Hair and Beauty Salon can get you ‘going out’ ready or spoil you with a new style. Manicures and pedicures, ladies and gents haircuts and styling as well as a wide selection of beauty treatments are available every day of the week.

(Mondays 09h00 – 16h00 / Tuesday – Saturday 08h00 – 17h00 / Sunday 10h00 – 14h00)

Aqua Escape Healing & Beauty Salon offers a full range of grooming and beauty treatments. After hours’ treatments can be arranged by appointment

(Mondays – Saturdays 08h00 – 16h00/ Sundays 09h00 – 13h00)

Elangeni tower has two pools which are open from early until late, while rooftop relaxing and swimming can be enjoyed in the Maharani Tower from 06h00 to 18h00.
A gym is situated in both Maharani Tower and Elangeni Tower. Gyms are accessible 24 hours with your room key card. A full range of exercise equipment as well as exercise mats and free weights are available for you to keep up your exercise routine.


A full valet service is available from 07h00 to 22h00. If your clothes are a little crumpled or you forgot to pack an extra shirt for your business meeting, give housekeeping a call and they’ll collect, clean and iron your clothes to keep you looking business-fresh or date-night ready.

Postcards & Gifts

There is a small gift shop in the Elangeni tower. Open from 07h30 to 20h30. Pick up a postcard and stamps or choose a last-minute gift from a selection of local crafts and jewellery. Even when you’re here on business you can take a home a little piece of Durban.

Some services incur a fee. Please enquire when using any services about any charges. Service offerings are subject to change.