Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Durban, South Africa


The Southern Sun Elangeni & Mahrani hotel is situated metres from Durban’s beachfront on the golden mile and provides guests with a modern full-service and stylish stay. A scene is set along the seven-kilometre promenade with sweeping views of the warm Indian Ocean, promising an unforgettable holiday.

Golf Courses

The Southern Sun Elangeni & Mahrani is perfectly located for golfers with the likes of the challenging Wild Coast Sun Country Club championship golf course. Continuing the hotel’s excellent doorstep features, there is the Durban Country Club, which not only features an excellent course, but is known as a fitness hub, social retreat and a place of entertainment.


For nearly five decades, the 4-star Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani has welcomed guests and provided exceptional sea views from their 734 rooms. Rooms include standard to double executive rooms, as well as, offering suites and two modern luxury apartments.

Restaurant & Bars

The hotel encourages guests to gain experiences outside of their rooms with 15 event-suitable venues. These include relaxed breakaway rooms, elegant dining venues or classy cocktail affairs all under one-roof. The Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani offers six restaurants, bars and lounges along with two breakfast rooms serving a complimentary breakfast, as well as poolside dining. Those wishing not to venture from the room have access to 24-hour room service.

Spa & Leisure

Durban’s highly recommended Mangwanani Boutique Spa accented with peaceful colours rejuvenates guests with gentle fragrances and calming sounds. The locally sourced products honour unique African healing processes for the needs of travellers and business guests. Mind and body are de-stressed, awakened and re-balanced with the choice of three treatment rooms and a light airy central group treatment space. The Mangwanani Boutique Spa can cater for groups of up to 24 which can be arranged for by the idyllic pool side.

With the option of three heated swimming pools and the Mangwanani Boutique Spa guests are never far from a spot of relaxation at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. These facilities are complemented by two fitness centres, the Maharani Hair Salon and Aqua Escape Healing & Beauty Salon for a bit of TLC. For more adventurous guests the beach is only a few steps away for an early morning run or late-night stroll along the sandy beaches.


The Southern Sun Elangeni & Mahrani hotel in Durban, is 32.1 km (about 30-minutes) from King Shaka International Airport.


Along with the beautiful beach on the doorstep there are many activities for all the family - the Suncoast Casino Hotel & Entertainment is only 1.2 km away and the uShaka Marine World 3.6 km. With many big five safari opportunities surrounding Durban City you are never far from seeing a life-changing experience.

Those not wanting to venture too far from the city can leisurely walk around the 15 hectares of subtropical climate in the Durban Botanic Gardens nearby.

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