An iconic hotel in Durban, the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani invites guests to experience a modern full-service stay on Durban’s sun-kissed beachfront.

Sweeping Indian Ocean views along the 7km promenade have set the scene for memorable holidays and exceptional events for nearly five decades. Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani promises an unforgettable stay in a contemporary classic setting.

Sleep in comfort, dine with variety and meet with style.

Swimming Pool Southern Sun

Intimate Dining on Durban’s Beachfront

Enjoy an intimate dining experience at Grill Jichana, which boasts flame-grilled premium cuts from the best local producers, seasoned, infused and flavoured with tastes of the African East Coast spice route.

Retreat on the Panorama Bar and pool deck which is a talking point all of its own – Meet with friends or mingle with guests and locals from morning to night at our inviting Durban beachfront bar swanking unsurpassed sea views.

Champagne is served chilled, cocktails are mixed with flair and food is social and delicious.

Family Room Southern Sun Elangeni

Getting Social 

Uniquely able to accommodate and facilitate business and special events in a vibrant beach location. Large scale events, group accommodation, exceptional venues and seamless service combine to set Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani apart.

A location metres from Durban’s most loved beaches, inviting and fully equipped accommodation with sea views, a choice of three heated outdoor pools and a different dining venue for every night of your stay – little wonder why we welcome back guests year after year.


Experience personalised service from one of South Africa’s largest and most revered hotels. “We have built our reputation by setting the standard for service and personal attention and we know you expect nothing less.”

Stand a chance to win a one night stay for two people, including dinner at Grill Jichana, at Durban’s brightest star on the Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani.

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