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The Riverside Hotel


Embraced by the verdant expanses of Durban North, The Riverside Hotel stands as a beacon of luxury and convenience, harmoniously blending the serenity of resort living with the vibrancy of city life. This prestigious establishment is strategically positioned just 20 minutes from King Shaka International Airport and a mere five minutes from the heart of Durban, making it an ideal choice for both business travelers and holidaymakers.

The Riverside Hotel is a testament to sophisticated living, offering guests an unparalleled experience with its diverse facilities. The hotel's architecture and open-plan settings are designed to maximise the stunning views of the surrounding landscape, creating an atmosphere of serene luxury. A 500kVA generator ensures that the hotel, including the Business Centre, enjoys an uninterrupted power supply, highlighting the hotel's commitment to providing a seamless experience for its guests.

The hotel occupies a prime location that serves as a gateway to exploring the rich cultural tapestry and natural beauty of KwaZulu-Natal. While also being conveniently positioned for corporate travel in and around the greater Durban area. The Riverside Hotel's location combines the tranquility of a secluded retreat with the convenience of city proximity.

Understanding the importance of team cohesion and morale, The Riverside Hotel offers customised team-building packages upon request. These activities are designed to foster communication, collaboration, and camaraderie among team members, contributing to a more productive and harmonious working environment.



Dining at The Riverside Hotel is an experience in itself, with the on-site restaurant offering an exquisite menu that caters to diverse palates.

Nestled within the charm of The Riverside Hotel in Durban North, our coffee shop offers a cozy haven for caffeine aficionados and relaxation seekers alike. With its inviting ambiance and scenic views, it's the perfect spot to unwind and indulge in your favorite brew. Whether you're craving a classic espresso, a frothy cappuccino, or a refreshing iced latte, our skilled baristas craft each cup with care, ensuring a delightful experience with every sip. Click here to view our menu.

Cyril's Bar offers, good food, entertainment and variety of different beverages. Click here to view the menu


At The Riverside Hotel, guests are treated to an exceptional experience with its collection of 168 rooms. Each room is meticulously curated to fuse contemporary elegance with a touch of timeless charm, ensuring every guest's stay is nothing short of luxurious. Whether visiting for business or leisure, guests are guaranteed a stay that combines the best of both worlds: the efficiency of contemporary living and the warmth of traditional hospitality.

The Riverside Spa & Wellness Centre launched September 2023 is a tranquil sanctuary. Offering a serene escape from the bustle of everyday life, it boasts a range of rejuvenating treatments and holistic therapies designed to restore balance to mind, body, and soul. From luxurious massages to invigorating facials, guests can indulge in a variety of pampering experiences tailored to their individual needs. The tranquil ambiance, coupled with skilled therapists and natural surroundings, creates an oasis of relaxation and renewal for visitors seeking a holistic approach to well-being.

Contact us: Cell: 076 892 2830 and 0315630600



The Riverside Hotel showcases a comprehensive suite of conference facilities, further enhancing its reputation as a premier venue. Weddings and functions are also catered to. As we are an independent hotel, we are able to personalise all functions and menus. With eleven dedicated conference rooms, which have state-of-the-art AV located in both the Business and Conference Centre, this venue adeptly accommodates events ranging from intimate board meetings to large-scale conferences, welcoming up to 250 delegates.   The largest of these spaces, the Pelican Suite, is a testament to the hotel's flexibility as it is capable of hosting 250 guests in a cinema-style arrangement, 180 for banquets, or 90 in a U-shape configuration. For smaller, more focused gatherings, the hotel offers the Pelican 4 room, suitable for 100 attendees cinema-style, 70 in a schoolroom set-up, or 40 in a U-shape arrangement.   Additionally, the various boardrooms provide perfect settings for breakaway sessions or confidential discussions, each catering from 10 to 30 individuals, depending on the specific room. This diversity in space and size ensures that The Riverside Hotel can tailor its offerings to match the specific requirements of each event, ensuring a bespoke and memorable experience.






Riverview 1
Classroom layout: 75
Theater layout: 100
Banquet layout: 60
U-Shape layout: 30

Riverview 2
Classroom layout: 30
Theater layout: 40
Banquet layout: 40
U-Shape layout: 27

Riverview 3
Classroom layout: 15
Theater layout: 25
Banquet layout: 20
U-Shape layout: 15

Riverview 4
Classroom layout: 15
Theater layout: 25
Banquet layout: 20
U-Shape layout: 15

Riverview 5
Banquet layout: 6

Pelican 1/2/3
Classroom layout: 50
Theater layout: 70
Banquet layout: 50
U-Shape layout: 30

Pelican Suites
Classroom layout: 170
Theater layout: 250
Banquet layout: 160
U-Shape layout: 80

Boardroom 1
Classroom layout: 15
Theater layout: 20
Banquet layout: 20
U-Shape layout: 10

Boardroom 2
Classroom layout: 30
Theater layout: 50
Banquet layout: 30
U-Shape layout: 20

Pelican 4
Classroom layout: 80
Theater layout: 120
Banquet layout: 80
U-Shape layout: 50


t: +27 (0)31 563 0600
10 Kenneth Kaunda Drive Durban North 4051

The Riverside Hotel

The Riverside Hotel, Kenneth Kaunda Road, Durban North, Durban, South Africa