Welcome to the island


The Island Hotel is a historical landmark steeped in the rich, diverse cultural heritage that is unique to Isipingo, Durban.

Located amidst the lush mangroves of Isipingo Beach and right next to the warmest ocean in the world, it has been restored to its past elegance and grace – and is designed to satisfy the needs of the discerning business and leisure traveller.

We preserve and take full cognisance of the natural beauty that characterises KwaZulu-Natal. We take pride in protecting all our vervet monkeys, birds, mangroves and other wild flora and fauna from any threat or forced removal.

We are proud to be the only establishment in the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal which houses 3 protected species of mangroves.


Our hotel is designed to attract travellers who demand character and distinction.

Continuously providing personalised service and facilities of a high quality, our hotel is the preferred choice for visitors from Europe, America, the Far East as well as Africa who seek an authentic colonial destination that is infused with the rich Indian cultural flavours of Durban.

At the Island Hotel take in the fresh ocean breeze, the calming serenity and a crisp hospitality experience that epitomises the East Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The unperturbed beach next to which the hotel is nestled is walking distance from your room or for a stroll after breakfast or dinner, or relax in the tastefully decorated ladies bar with one of their amazing cocktails or your drink of choice. 

You have the choice of semi self-catering or eating in the restaurant or both.


Island Hotel prides itself in preserving a classic service of a bygone era, all the while maintaining a contemporary feel for guests whatever their needs may be.


Blends of traditional and modern, local and international dishes are prepared by a team of skilled chefs and served by highly trained waiting staff for your delight.


 Training, corporate conferences and product launches, or international expos and exclusive cocktail parties, Island Hotel has the right space for you. Ensuring professional service and customer care. 


Specialising in hosting memorable wedding receptions, the Island Hotel also offers complimentary honey-moon accommodation to newlyweds, for one night at the exquisite hotel suites.


The hotel is famous for hosting memorable birthday parties, catering for a range of unique styles. There are a variety of venues from which to choose, depending on the size required for the party.