Located just 650 feet from the beach, along Durban’s Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani overlooks the Indian Ocean. The hotel also offers 3 swimming pools and 4 restaurants serving a variety of dishes.

Certain modern, air-conditioned rooms offer ocean views and come with tea-and-coffee making facilities. The private bathrooms include a bath or shower.

On-site parking, an airport shuttle service and WiFi are available for a surcharge. This family-friendly hotel provides a full English breakfast buffet daily and guests can make use of the gym, spa facilities and room service.

Popular spots within the local area include Kingsmead Stadium, Durban ICC and Greyville Racecourse.

Suncoast Casino is just 0.9 mi from the hotel, and uShaka Marine World is 1.9 mi away. Durban Botanical Gardens are 3.1 mi away and King Shaka International Airport is 19 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 4, 2013
Hotel chain/brand: Southern Sun Hotels

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

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Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Buffet

Private parking at the hotel

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There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.

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  • Is this a full on seaview?

    Good Day, Kindly note that all our Standard King rooms have sea-views


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    Asked about: Standard Room with Sea View • Answered on December 17, 2019
  • Which rooms arrsuitable for a family of two adts and 3 kids

    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your email. Please confirm the ages of the children, for us to assist you further. Kind Regards Liston Naidoo


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    Asked about: Superior Room with Two Double Beds and Sea View • Answered on January 21, 2020
  • Is there a shower

    Good Day, Please note that there are showers in our Standard King Rooms . Many Thanks Anastasia


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    Asked about: Standard Room with Sea View • Answered on December 17, 2019
  • Does this price include airport shuttle

    Good Day, Please note shuttle prices are at an additional cost, not included in the rate.


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    Asked about: Standard Room with Sea View • Answered on December 17, 2019
  • Where can smokers smoke

    Good Day, We have smoking rooms


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    Asked about: Standard Room with Two Double Beds and Partial Sea View • Answered on December 17, 2019
  • Hi..does the room have sea view?

    Good Day, Please note standard King rooms has sea-views


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    Asked about: Standard Room with Sea View • Answered on December 17, 2019
  • Does this room accommodate 2 kids?

    Good day, Unfortunately not, Superior King room can only accommodation 2 people sharing as there is 1 King size bed in the room. Regards, Thato Lecheko


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    Asked about: Superior Room with Sea View • Answered on January 3, 2020
  • Hi there how do I confirm if I have booked at Elanfeni or Maharani since it's two different hotels

    Good Day, Please advise your reservation number so that we can re-confirm for you. Many thanks


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    Answered on June 30, 2021
  • May I kindly have the properties contact number Thank you

    Good Day, 0313621300 Many Thanks


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    Answered on June 30, 2021
  • do you do sit inn for dinner or pickup only as there's Covid

    Good Day, Due to adjusted level 4 our sit in restaurants are currently closed , however we offer rooms service for dinner. Breakfast needs to picked up from reception. Kind Regards


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    Answered on July 21, 2021
  • Not really a question but a review, my dad was the maintenance manager here, It’s a home away from home. Everyone is amazing which is a bonus

    Good Day, Thank you for your kind review Warm Regards


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    Answered on November 28, 2020
  • Hi, I would like to know if you also do a decor like for couples anniversary, birthday etc in a room when they arrive?

    Dear Guest, Kindly not that if the guest has a special occasion we put a piece of cake and champagne in the room and we do not do deco. Kind regards


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    Asked about: Executive Room with Sea View • Answered on November 30, 2020
  • Is there a Spa???

    Good Day, Yes , we have a Mangwanani Spa


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    Asked about: Standard Room with Sea View • Answered on November 3, 2020
  • is there a gym

    Good Day, Yes there is a gym


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    Asked about: Superior Room with Two Double Beds and Sea View • Answered on November 3, 2020
  • Is earlier check in available on request? For 8/9am?

    Good Day, This is subject to availability, please request this at time of booking so that we may note this onto your booking. This request can only be confirmed upon arrival.


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    Asked about: Standard Room with Sea View • Answered on June 30, 2021
  • Is there WiFi

    Good Day, The Elangeni Maharani Hotel now offers you free, unlimited WiFi per room, every day of your stay. Many Thanks


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    Asked about: Executive Room with Two Double Beds and Sea View • Answered on January 11, 2021
  • Hi is your bed linen white only?

    Yes all our bed linen is white


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    Asked about: Superior Room with Sea View • Answered on November 27, 2021
  • Hi. Does this room have a balcony.

    Good Day, Please note there is no balcony


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    Asked about: Superior Room with Sea View • Answered on November 3, 2020
  • Hi there do u serve dinner? Do u offer discounted ushaka tickets?

    Dear Guest. Please note that the Dinner buffet is at the cost of R325.00 per person per night excluding soft drinks. We do not offer Ushaka Marine World discounted rates and tickets can be purchased directly. Kind regards


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    Answered on January 2, 2020
  • Can I get two separate rooms

    Good Day, You will have to book a room with two double beds


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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Mini Town
    0.1 miles
  • Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre
    0.2 miles
  • Kingsmead Stadium
    0.5 miles
  • Kwa Muhle Museum
    0.8 miles
  • People's Park Durban
    0.9 miles
  • City View Shopping Centre
    0.9 miles
  • Old Court House Museum
    0.9 miles
  • Durban Art Gallery
    1 miles
  • Durban Natural Science Museum
    1 miles
Top attractions
  • Big Rush
    1.2 miles
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
    1.2 miles
  • African Art Centre
    1.3 miles
  • Kings Park Stadium
    1.5 miles
  • uShaka Marine World
    1.6 miles
  • Durban Botanic Gardens
    1.6 miles
  • Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve
    7.2 miles
  • Umhlanga lighthouse
    8.8 miles
  • Mount Edgecombe Country Club
    9 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • North Beach
    700 feet
  • Bay of Plenty Beach
    750 feet
  • Snake Park Beach
    1,000 feet
  • Dairy Beach
    1,400 feet
  • Wedge Beach
    2,450 feet
Public transit
  • Train Durban Railway Station
    0.7 miles
Closest Airports
  • King Shaka International Airport
    16.8 miles
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport
    40.5 miles
How to get to Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani from King Shaka International Airport
    Private shuttle
    Parking available
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5 Restaurants On Site

    Lingela Restaurant

    Food: International

    Open for: Dinner

    Vigour & Verve Restaurant

    Food: International

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    The Grill Jichana

    Food: Steakhouse

    Open for: Dinner

    Panorama Bar and Pool Deck

    Open for: Lunch, Cocktail hour

    Tall Ships

    Open for: Cocktail hour

Amenities of Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Activities
  • Themed dinners Off-site Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Chocolate/Cookies
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and charges apply.
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs ZAR 50 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
  • Secure parking
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Paid WiFi
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
3 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool bar
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Heated pool
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
Pool 2 – outdoor (kids) Free!
  • Open all year
  • Suitable for kids
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
Pool 3 – outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Heated pool
  • Pool with view
  • Pool is on rooftop
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Foot bath
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Light therapy
  • Body treatments
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair coloring
  • Haircut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Massage
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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