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 have sent our 2 year old Labrador Bear on holiday several times at The Durban Dog Hotel. Bear absolutely loves it. Bear goes for walk,swims, play games etc. We get daily photos of him. And it really puts my nerves at ease that he is well looked after. The staff at The Durban Dog Hotel are very friendly and helpful. Thank you for doing a great job looking after my Bear.���

    thumb Nikki Mac Gillivray
    5/23/2018

    positive review  Wow what an amazing place. It was our first time leaving our boy here. He was so well taken care of. A home away from home. He enjoyed every moment here. They always keep you updated on your pooch. Duke will definitely be back for another stay.

    thumb Nelson Mariappen
    3/03/2019

    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

    5 star review  A very big thank you to Candice and Sonseira. We left our little old Lady Jilly a 12 year old Jack Russell for a long weekend with Candice and Sonseira. It was the first time that Jilly has been separate from us..... Every day I got photos and little report how Jilly was doing. I could not have had a better place for my Jilly,then with you girls. 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟recommendation in every way We live in Shelly Beach and whenever I am going to kloof for the day.......jilly will go for her after care to her little "kindergarten " Jilly loves it,and so do I Thank you 💟

    thumb Ulrike van der Ham
    7/20/2017

    5 star review  They take such good care of the doggies !!!! Gemma the boerbull loved it �

    thumb Lorna Wright
    9/20/2016