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  The Doggy Day Care is the best our German Shepherd has such a fun amazing time every week. I get sent awesome photos of her having fun and she gets to have the best time with other dogs.

    thumb Vanessa Cronje
    5/23/2018

    5 star review  We dropped off our 15 year old Annie for a week whilst we were moving to another home, we got photos of her almost everyday and she looked so happy. She even gained a little weight. Will definitely bring her back if we go away. She was well looked after and had such amazing care. Thank you The Durban Dog Hotel for looking after our Annie

    thumb Tamlyn Gilfillan
    5/02/2019

    positive review  DDH is truly a gem of a place! Chai & Mocha have a marvellous time whenever they are there & dont get an opportunity to miss home when I am away. The daily updates ensure that I am always at ease knowing that they are happy & safe. Chai is not an easy an easy dog to handle & yet the staff at DDH welcome him with the warmest of hearts. Would recommend DDH without hesitation!

    thumb Sajal Pillai
    11/21/2018

    positive review  peace of mind to leave our fur baby in the hands of reliable, caring dog loving people, and a holiday for our dog too which included walks and other dog interaction, baths and yummy food too.

    thumb Jane Lee Kennedy-Pitts
    2/02/2019

    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