Pooch Paradise Boarding and Day Care Services | Durban Dog Hotel

Now a 6 bedroom hotel on 5 acres of fenced land!

The Durban Dog Hotel
Home Away From Home

Whether it's just for the day or many days, you can trust us to meet all your doggie's needs.

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Durban Dog Hotel Services

Here's what we offer in pooch paradise

Durban Dog Hotel Services - Hotel Accommodation

Hotel Accommodation

From R 185 per day

Going away and not sure what to do with your fur baby? Look no further.


Durban Dog Hotel Services - Day Care

Day Care

From R 165 per day

 A day alone can be hard on your pooch. Our doggie day care is here for you.


Durban Dog Hotel Services - Grooming


We offer a wash, dry and brush at a rate of R150 per dog.


Durban Dog Hotel Services - Behaviour Modification

Behaviour Modification

From R 650

Call outs where we assess and formulate a behaviour modification plan.


"Thank you for treating our pup like your own!"

Candice Schneider - Account Manager, Project Room

Pooch Hostesses & DDH Team

Sonseirai has a caring team of dog-crazy staff, personally trained by herself to ensure your babies needs are always met in a healthy way.

Durban Dog Hotel Owner - Sonseirai Van Heerden


Owner and Founder

Sonseirai is an avid dog lover with years of experience with dogs. She has a true behavioural gift with dogs and will be with your pooch 24/7 as the chief hostess.

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Durban Dog Hotel Co-Founder - Candice Swanson Van Heerden


Manager and Co-Founder

Candice is the mother-heart of the Durban Dog Hotel. You will often see her walking around with a more nervous pooch guest under her arm.

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Pack Leader (Big Dogs)









Alpha (In Training)

How to Book a Stay

First time using our hotel services? Here's what you need to know.

View the Facility


Come view the facility (in Waterfall) and meet with Sonseirai before booking your pooch in with us. Visits can be arranged in 30 minute time-slots, every second Saturday from 7am to 10am.
Call us on 083 650 2594 to book your viewing.

Complete the Check-In Form


Before submitting the Check-In Form, you need to read our Booking Terms & Conditions. By submitting a Check-In form, you also agree to the T&Cs. The Check-In form an accompanying required information can be sent to info@durbandoghotel.com. 

Call us on 083 650 2594

Visit our FAQ page for some common questions like vaccinations, safety of the dogs, what happens if my dog gets sick, what must I bring etc.

    5 star review  Chloe was only 4 months old & we were going away for nearly a month, leaving her for the first time. We needed a home away from home where she would be happy & therefore we would be too! Thank you to all the staff for taking care of her on our behalf. We are so grateful for what you do. Chloe had a wonderful time & we loved the photos & video clips that you sent us each day. You even put a jersey on her when the weather got cold. Thank you for the love & attention. We’ll be back 😁

    thumb Megan Comrie

    5 star review  I sent my 2 dogs there for 4 days and Sonseray the dog behavourist worked with their behaviour problems as one was a newbie from Spc. Oh my goodness what a difference and what caring people. Thank you so much to you all. Highly recommended

    thumb Tracey Stentiford

    5 star review  Awesome! You girls rock, Kendra, Diesel and Milicent loved their stay

    thumb Wendy Weir

    I sent three of my fur babies for their first ever vacay to the Durban Dog Hotel.. I booked a visit to view the facility and apon arrival was greeted by Candice the owner.. She told us abit about DDH and her team of professionals and you could instantly see the love they all share for these animals.. Apart from the welcoming smiles and reassuring conversation, the actual location of DDH is undeniably beautiful.. I had the opportunity of meeting some of the bigger dogs who were so calm and happy to interact.. As it was their first stay over I think I was the one that suffered from separation anxiety so it was very comforting to receive pictures of my fur babies having fun on their walks and socializing with the other guests at the hotel.. Although the roads to DDH are abit windy it is well worth the trip.. I would definitely recommend DDH as a home away from home ❤️

    thumb Kimona Naidoo

    Everything it is an amazing place. So warm so special

    thumb Jenny Sole