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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

63 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

+27 313 621 300

based on 2 745 reviews

R1 692

per night

About Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban

Value for money
Boasting a heated pool and a sauna, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is located in Durban and offers modern accommodation. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms. A wide range of personalised services are available for guests of Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, like 24-hour room service, babysitting/child services and an express check-in and check-out feature. Staff are available 24 hours a day and can assist with booking tours and tickets. Also available to guests are a coffee bar, an airport shuttle and bicycle rental. There are 734 rooms at the hotel, each offering all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay. Each one comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, as well as a private en suite. Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani's restaurants, Daruma and Grill Jichana, serve guests dinner nightly. Light meals and snacks are available at Ocean Breeze, and for those looking for something more substantial, Lingela specialises in international dishes. For guests with day trips planned, the hotel offers packed lunches on request. Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is close to the area's well-known tourist attractions, including International Convention Centre Durban, Kingsmead Cricket Ground and Golden Mile, which are a short walk away. UShaka Marine World and the Durban Botanic Gardens are in close proximity to the property.

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Standard rooms - Water view
1 king bed

1 king bed


R1 970/night

R1 970 totalmomondo
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Superior rooms - Ocean view
1 king bed

1 king bed


R3 059/night

R3 059 totalmomondo
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Executive rooms - Courtyard view

R2 869/night

R2 869 totalBooking.com
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Double rooms - Lake view
2 double beds

2 double beds


R2 181/night

R2 181 totalmomondo
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Other Rooms - Water view

R1 692/night

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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Snorkelling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beachfront
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle hire
  • Casino
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Beauty salon
  • Windsurfing


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Rooftop pool
  • Massage
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper


  • Family rooms
  • Storage available
  • Beachfront
  • Sea view
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • Upper floors accessible by lift


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Trouser press
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Private parking

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Child pool
  • Kids meals

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels


  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fitness centre

Places of interest near Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani

Attractions in Durban, South Africa curated by momondo

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani location: 63 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


North Beach0,5 km
Golden Mile1,0 km
Durban City Hall and Natural Science Museum1,6 km
uShaka Marine World2,6 km


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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is typically below the average price of 4 star hotels in Durban. On average, you can expect to pay R1 765 per night in Durban. Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani typically costs R1 580 per night, which is R186 cheaper than the Durban average.

  • Driving distance from Durban King Shaka Intl to Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani and vice versa is 27,8 km and the overall drive time is about 51min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani has parking available on site for customers of the hotel. With that in mind, the most efficient way not only to get from Durban King Shaka Intl to the hotel, but also to get around Durban during your stay may be to hire a car. Car rentals in Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani are on average R325/day. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. The nearest airport to the hotel is Durban King Shaka Intl.

  • There is a restaurant at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani that can be used by visitors of the hotel. You can sit down or order food to take away. Call the front desk at +27 313 621 300 for kitchen hours. Guests staying at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani are welcomed by hotel staff to order room service directly from the kitchen to their room.

  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • When staying at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani you are only 1,4 km from the Durban city centre. While making your way to the centre of Durban, you should plan to visit Greyville Race Course, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • For questions regarding the hotel or your stay at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, call +27 313 621 300.

  • Yes, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • There is a hotel gym accessible to guests staying at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. Most hotel gyms are not 24-hours, so be sure to ask the front desk for gym hours and availability.

  • Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani check-out time is 11:00. Late check-out may be available upon request at the reception desk.

  • Depending on the room type you prefer and your travel dates, the cost will differ. Average price per night at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban is R1 760, but you may find great deals as low as R1 529. You can find rates for your trip in the form above.

  • Yes, you can do your laundry at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. Irons and ironing boards are included as featured amenities.

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