South African Hotels

The Waterfront Hotel and Spa

40 Mahatma Gandhi Drive
South Africa
Hotel Type

The Waterfront Hotel and Spa on the edge of the Durban harbour,  a fresh and stylish hotel that is conveniently close to the city, the airport, and many local attractions. This luxurious hotel in KwaZulu-Natal offers both leisure and business guests an excellent range of comforts. They have fantastic facilities, delicious dining, and professional levels of service and hospitality. This hotel underwent a name change in November 2014 & it used to be referred to as the Three Cities Docklands Hotel or aha Waterfront Hotel and Spa.

The Waterfront Hotel Accommodation is provided in 83 designer-decorated rooms, each offering comfort and luxury. The rooms overlook either the courtyard, the harbour or the beachfront. The rooms are all well appointed with amenities and modern décor.

Room features include:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe, Satellite TV
  • WiFi 
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Blackout drapes
  • Balcony
  • Hairdryer, Complimentary toiletries


  • Wodka Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Conference venue
  • Business Center
  • Terrace


  • Room service
  • Packed lunches
  • Car hire
  • Shuttle service (surcharge)
  • Waterfront Hotel Durban Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Concierge


The Waterfront Hotel Durban Conference Center features a total of three conference venues that provide high-tech conference facilities and equipment. The dedicated and professional staff assist in making any event, whether it is a conference, wedding or birthday party, a memorable experience. Seating capacities:

  • Shoreside - cinema 400, schoolroom 250, banquet 250 (with no dance floor), weddings 230 (with a dance floor)
  • Portside - cinema 100, classroom 70, dinner 60, weddings 50
  • Dockside - cinema 140, classroom 70, dinner 100 (with no dance floor), weddings 80 (with a dance floor)


The Wodka Restaurant and Bar can seat up to 84 guests with a picturesque courtyard area available for al fresco dining. The restaurant is perfect for functions and events too with special diets. The restaurant serves meals daily including; breakfast, lunch and dinner with also the choice to try a different mixture of international cuisine.

Nearby Attractions

For those Waterfront Hotel Durban guest interested in marine life, a visit to the Sharks Board in Umhlanga will provide guests with a one of a kind experience. They will also be able to see how these devoted conservationists are implemented to minimise the impact that sharks and humans have on one another. The area is also famous for golfers with the Durban Country Club's Greenwood course, the Royal Durban, and Umhlali Country Club all offering a decent challenge on beautifully maintained fairways and greens.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities


Wodka Restaurant

The Wodka Restaurant at Durban's Three Cities Waterfront Hotel and Spa offers international cuisine and can seat a maximum of 80 guests. The restaurant is open daily from mornings until evenings and can cater towards a variety of special diets including kosher, vegetarian, halal and vegan.

Nearby attractions
  • Ushaka Marine World
  • Durban Botanical Gardens
  • Old Court House Museum
  • Umhlanga Lighthouse
  • Valley of 1000 Hills
  • City Hall
  • Durban Beachfront
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium.


Three conference venues are on offer at the Three Cities Waterfront Hotel and Spa in Durban, South Africa. Docklands Hotel offers dedicated conference staff to ensure that any event, be it a conference, wedding or function, is successful.

Seating configuration:

  • Shoreside room: Cinema 400, Schoolroom 250, Banquet 250 without a dance floor, Weddings 230 with dance floor
  • Portside: Cinema 100, Schoolroom 70, Banquet 60 , Weddings 50
  • Dockside: Cinema 140, Schoolroom 70, Banquet 100, Weddings 80.

  • Conference venue
  • Parking
  • Restaurant

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • Secure parking
Children Policy
  • Children of all ages are welcome to stay at The Waterfront Hotel and Spa in Durban, South Africa. 

    One child under three years old can be accommodated free of charge in a baby cot, and only one baby cot is available per room.

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

The Waterfront Hotel and Spa in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, offers a total of 83 hotel rooms, each offering designer decor and luxurious comfort. The Standard Rooms at this Durban Hotel overlook the tranquil courtyard, the harbor entrance or Durban's Waterfront.

Standard Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms with large showers and separate toilets
  • Satellite TV
  • Electronic safes
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning.
Single Room R1130
Double Room R1240


These Superior Rooms feature stunning views over the Ocean and of the Harbor.

Superior Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms with large showers and separate toilets
  • Satellite TV
  • Electronic safes
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning
  • Sea views.
Single Room R1350
Double Room R1460


The Deluxe Rooms at Durban's Waterfront Hotel and Spa, South Africa, offer views of either the harbor or the hotel's picturesque courtyard area.

Deluxe Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms with large showers and separate toilets
  • Satellite TV
  • Electronic safes
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning.
Single Room R1510
Double Room R1940

Suite Room

Family Room

The Waterfront Hotel and Spa Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Enjoy discounted rates when staying at the Aha Waterfront Hotel, Kwazulu Natal for South African Residents.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for SA residents only
  • Not valid during Peak Season / Block out dates apply
  • Rate applicable to Standard Rooms
  • Rates are per room per night
  • Rates applicable to a maximum of two people per room
  • Rate is inclusive of Breakfast
  • Accommodation is subject to availability
  • Full prepayment at the time of booking
  • Offer subject to availability; block out dates amy apply

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.872273

Longitude: 31.047802


Driving directions to the Three Cities Waterfront Hotel and Spa from the King Shaka International Airport, Durban:

1. Take the 1st left toward Mdloti St
2. Turn left onto Mdloti St. Toll road
3. Continue onto M65. Toll road
4. Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2. Partial toll road
5. Exit on to the M41 toward Mount Edgecombe
6. Turn left at the M41
7. Take the ramp to the M4
8. Turn left into Argyle Rd
9. Take the 1st right onto Sylvester Ntuli Rd
10. Turn left onto West St
11. Take the 1st right onto Gillespie St
12. Continue onto Prince St
13. Turn right onto Bell St
14. Take the 2nd left onto Mahatma Gandhi Rd. Destination will be on the left.

Car Rental

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

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4 Star

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