About - Durban Dog Hotel

Home Away from Home

Your pooch might not want to leave... 😉

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

Candice Schneider - Account Manager, Project Room

Meet the Founders

Durban Dog Hotel Owner - Sonseirai Van Heerden

Sonseirai Van Heerden

Owner and Founder

Sonseirai (sohns-uh-ray) is an avid dog lover with years of experience with dogs. She has a true behavioural gift with dogs and is able to assess pack dynamics within minutes of introduction. Sonseirai is passionate about educated dog care and rescue. 


She has and continues to train and invest into every DDH team member and the public and she currently foster dogs and is active in the dog psychology and rescue field.

Sonseirai has been named one of the top 5 female entrepreneurs in KZN for 2016.

Call or email Sonseirai to chat more about how your pooch will enjoy the Durban Dog Hotel or should your fur kid require a behavioural assessment or training.

Durban Dog Hotel Co-Founder - Candice Swanson Van Heerden

Candice Swanson

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. 

Candice is a highly successful business woman and proven entrepreneur. She has started several successful businesses overseas which still thrive today. 

She has a university level qualification and proficiency in a foreign language and is a dog lover with a heart that always has room for one more. She has instilled a culture of love, patience and how to meet pooch needs in a healthy into the DDH team.

Call or email Candice for any PRO or administration needs.

Meet the Team

Belinda

Belinda

Office Manager

Nadine

Nadine

Operations Manager

Creed

Creed

Alpha (In Training)

    5 star review  We are super impressed with Durban Dog Hotel. From the moment we drove through the gate we could see how well kept and prettily presented the grounds are. When we got inside and saw all the dogs being pampered and entertained,we were even more delighted. Our little pooch had a wonderful stay. For him it was home from home as he got all the love, care and spoiling he was accustomed to. I highly recommend this hotel.

    thumb Charmaine Rutters
    5/14/2018

    5 star review  What a lovely bunch of people , I trust no one else with my furry family member , he's noticeably happy when he arrives there and sad when he leaves. Thank u for the exceptional service ☺

    thumb Sarvesh Bhogal
    5/17/2018

    5 star review  The most wonderful, easy, friendly, Fun! place for doggies to go on holiday! Loving and easygoing most comfortable holiday ever. (You even get to sleep on a human bed if you want to) Our doggies didn't want to come home! We had to drag them away. Heaven on earth for dogs! Thanks and more thanks!

    thumb Pamela W Wellwarth
    10/01/2017

    5 star review  We can't imagine life without Durban Dog Hotel!! Our little Frodo has an absolute ball at doggie day care twice a week. He has a routine in the morning of running back and forth from the front door as if to say "Is today doggie day care Mummy, is it today?" It absolutely makes his day (and mine) to happily go off to play with some special buddies. We can't thank and praise Sonseirai and Candice enough for their unique touch in making this place our happy place ��❤️

    thumb Liezel Grift
    9/06/2016

    5 star review  Absolute peace of mind knowing ur pooch is in excellent hands. Thanks to Sonseirai , Candice and the team.

    thumb Jenny Hatzinikolaou Tselentis
    1/10/2018