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 Your Pooch Hostesses

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

Sonseirai Van Heerden

Owner, Pack Leader 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 will be with your pooch 24/7 as the chief hostess.

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

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.

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.

Call or email Candice for any PRO or administration needs.

    5 star review  The Durban Hotel has the best carers in the world who love and care for every dog they have in there care , and the love and care from Candice an Sans Is all done for the love of dogs. I have my PRINCESS CANDY in a quarantine period there and she is so happy, photos daily and updates all the time . When I come back I want to be a dog At the THE DURBAN DOG HOTEL. � THE BESTEST

    thumb Joe Pereira

    5 star review  Harvey, my long haired Chihuahua, had the time of his life. He is usually not too sociable, but it looks as if he just luuuuved the new friends made.

    thumb Thea van der Westhuizen

    5 star review  My precious Lulu (a small Yorkie) has just spent a month at The Durban Dog Hotel in Hillcrest. I cannot thank Sonseirai and Candice enough for looking so well after my precious pooch! If anybody ever wants peace of mind and a home a way from home for their pooches - this is where to send them. DURBAN DOG HOTEL YOU ROCK! Lulu can't wait to go back!

    thumb Michelle Luyt

    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

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

    thumb Wendy Weir