One of Durban's premier hotels, the Southern Sun Elangeni has breathtaking views of Durban's Golden Mile and warm Indian Ocean.
All the 734 air-conditioned rooms have sea views, and are furnished in a modern style. There are also 3 outdoor pools (one of which is heated), beauty salons, a spa and a gymnasium.
The hotel is home to several of Durban's most exciting restaurants and bars. Guests are presented with a wide range of dining options, from generous buffets to traditional Japanese and exotic curries. Visitors looking to experience glamour and stunning views of the Indian Ocean and vibrant cocktails head to Sky, the hotel's exclusive Durban venue at the top of the Maharani Tower.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast is included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Southern Sun Elangeni can be included in you own dream holiday.
KwaZulu-Natal Nature Explorer
Cathedral Peak Hotel
Southern Sun Elangeni
Kosi Forest Lodge
St Lucia Wetland Park
Ghost Mountain Inn
Thanda Tented Camp
Thanda Private Game Reserve
Destination: South Africa.
This trip will bring you the best of KwaZulu-Natal’s natural beauty over 12 unforgettable nights. Get lost amongst the idyllic meadows and babbling brooks of the Drakensberg Mountains, indulge in some sunbathing on the beaches of Durban, explore the coastal forests and lagoons of the St. Lucia Wetlands and get away from it all at Ghost Mountain. Finally, end your trip on a real high by setting off on a Big 5 safari every morning and afternoon. If you need a break and you’re eager to get back to nature, this is the perfect trip for you.
This is a 12 night itinerary including The Drakensberg, Durban, St Lucia Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal and Thanda Private Game Reserve.
Only 10% of international tourists to South Africa choose to explore Kwa-Zulu Natal, making it a true hidden gem in the heart of the Rainbow Nation. If you're looking for a real retreat into a world of unexplored natural beauty and undisturbed peace, this is the perfect 12 night trip for you.
This is a 12 night itinerary including The Drakensberg, Durban, St Lucia Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal and Pakamisa Game Reserve.
A magical mixture of peaceful mountainsides, coastal resorts, historical insights and superb safaris, this 12 night itinerary will leave impressions that last a lifetime. You’ll stay in battlefield lodges and contemporary styled safari rooms, as well as mountain hideaways and landmark beach hotels with sweeping ocean views.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Durban, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, The Battlefields and The Drakensberg.
If you have nature-mad children, this 12 night holiday offers something a little different - a 4 night malaria-free safari including close up and personal Big 5 encounters, followed by time at 2 very different coastal resorts.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Nambiti Private Game Reserve, St Lucia Wetland Park and Durban.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Southern Sun Elangeni Location.
Directions For Drivers
From King Shaka International Airport: drive towards the Outer Ring Road towards Durban. Drive through the Toll Road and join up with the N2. Follow the N2 until you reach the Umdloti Link/ Jabu Ngcobo Dr turnoff. Turn left at the turnoff and drive towards the Leo Boyd Highway and turn right onto the M4 towards Durban.
This will take you past the Sibaya Casino off-ramp. Keep travelling past Umhlanga Rocks turn-off, past La Lucia Mall turnoff. Continue past Durban Virginia Airport the Riverside Road turnoff and the Durban Country Club. The M4 becomes the Ruth First.
At the set of traffic lights, turn left into Sandile Thusi Road (Argyle Road). Turn right at the next set of traffic lights into Sylvester Ntuli Road (Brickhill Road). At the next set of traffic lights, turn left into Somtseu Road and continue over the next set of traffic lights and turn right into Snell Parade.
Go around the roundabout and Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is on the right-hand side before the next roundabout.
General Information For Guests
The rooms are all en-suite and include a TV with DSTV and selected channels, air conditioning, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, a mini bar (stocked on request) and a safe.
There is complimentary Wi-Fi in all the rooms (500 MB per day).
Breakfast is served at Elangeni Tower in the Ocean Breeze Restaurant. To order breakfast in bed, just fill out the breakfast door hanger in your room and make sure it’s on the outside of your door before 02:00.
Accepted credit cards for any additional items on your room bill are American Express, Diners/Carte Blanche, JCV, MasterCard and Visa.
There are 3 outdoor pools, a beauty salon, a sauna and a gymnasium. Other hotel facilities include 24 hour room service, air-conditioning in public areas, concierge services, gift shop/newsstand, coffee shop, curio shop, laundry/valet, turndown service, wake-up calls, guest relations desk, doctor/dentist on call, and a hospitality lounge.
Both the Maharani Tower and Elangeni Tower feature a quiet area with an internet connected PC and printer should you need this service.
Pool towels are available at the concierge desk.
There is covered parking, which is charged at a daily rate - available on request.
The distance from the airport to the hotel is approximately 16 km.
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