Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg

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The Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg, which was previously named the Golden Horse Hotel is located within the Natal Midlands and is approximately a 45-minute drive away from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is a unique combination of an equestrian racecourse and hotel that offers the most comfortable accommodation for all guests. The hotel features 96 rooms in total, accommodating 200 guests.

Features of the rooms include:

  • Mini-bar fridges and wall safes in suites
  • DSTV in all rooms
  • Direct dial telephones in all rooms
  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee making facilities in all rooms
  • Separate bath and shower facilities in all rooms
  • Two bedroom suites and Pegasus has a separate lounge area


  • 24-hour reception services
  • Currency exchange facilities
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • Secure paid to park
  • Disabled facilities
  • Babysitting facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box facility
  • Room service available
  • Laundry service available

Conference Facilities

With the most upmarket conference facilities in Pietermaritzburg, the hotel offers versatile conference venues with high-tech equipment. The Conference Center adjoins the Scottsville Race Course and the Golden Horse Complex, with various venues catering for up to 500 delegates.

Standard conference equipment:

  • Lectern
  • Flip chart and two pens
  • Overhead Projector
  • Screen

Conference equipment:

  • PA System
  • Microphone
  • Photocopying services
  • Dance Floor & Staging
  • Carousel slides projector
  • TV & VCR
  • Data projectors

Conference Venues

Ascot Room:
Cinema: max 100; Banquet: max 50; U-Shape: max 30

Newberry Room:
Cinema: max 100; Banquet: max 50; U-Shape: max 30

Belmont Room:
Cinema: max 100; Banquet: max 50; U-Shape: max 30

New Market Room:
Cinema: max 500; Banquet: max 340; U-Shape: max 100

Dining Options

  • Boston BBQ
  • Café Cavallo
  • Silks Restaurant & Grill
  • Boston Derby Express and Dairy Way
  • Richard Tattersall's Bar


  • On Scottsville Race Course
  • 45 mins or 85 km from Durban CBD, Durban International Airport
  • 4 km from the Oribi Airport
  • 1 km from the city centre Pietermaritzburg
  • 15 minutes from the Midlands Meander
  • 2.5 hours from Central Drakensberg
  • 4 km from the Liberty Midlands Mall Shopping Centre


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone

Facilities Available at Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Conference venue
  • Golf course
  • Hotel Bar
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

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