Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with full-service spa and restaurant



This family-friendly Durban North hotel is located on a river, within a 15-minute walk of Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve and Windsor Park Municiple Golf Course. Sahara Stadium Kingsmead is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

Hotel Features

This hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. Self parking is free. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a health club, and a poolside bar.

Room Amenities

All 169 rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and satellite TV. Room service, coffee makers, and in-room massages are among the other amenities available to guests.

Renovations & Closures

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, aha The Riverside Hotel features an outdoor pool and a health club. The hotel offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge.

This 4-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. 6 meeting rooms are available. This family-friendly hotel also offers a spa tub, a sauna, and spa services. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle and an area shuttle. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Aha The Riverside Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 169 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Computer station 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Conference center 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 1998 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Sauna 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( ZAR 55 ), Wired high-speed internet ( ZAR 55 )


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Kitchenette 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge and served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Riverside Cafe - This restaurant is located by the pool. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Mojos - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Hops - This pub serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

Riverside Spa has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

  • Number of treatment rooms 7 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No rollaway/extra beds available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: ZAR 145 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: ZAR 55 (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: ZAR 55 (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Riverside Hotel Durban
  • aha Riverside Hotel
  • aha Riverside Durban
  • aha Riverside
  • Three Cities Riverside
  • Three Cities Riverside Durban
  • aha Riverside Hotel Durban
  • Three Cities Riverside Hotel Durban

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

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