Hotel & Conference



Voted Best Function Venue (2015/16/17), National Lilizela Awards Winner 2018 & Best 3 Star Hotel in SA (2014)

Umthunzi is a gorgeous, uniquely affordable hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean on the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

This award winning, upmarket venue has all you need for a professional Conference, productive Meeting and fabulous Function.

The warm hospitality, delicious food, turnkey service & stunning coastline will delight your group.  Umthunzi offers 4 different function rooms, from an intimate 12 seater boardroom to a large 100 seater venue, and each can be set up in your preferred way.  The Restaurant and Terrace Deck can be used for wonderful award ceremonies and gala dinners.

All function rooms come standard with free Wi-Fi, different equipment per room and the option to have breakaway rooms depending on availability.

Ideally situated just over an hour south of Durban & 20 minutes from Margate airport.

Choose between a number of function rooms, 49 air-conditioned, spacious Deluxe bedrooms / Family Suites and the magnificent Milkwood Suite with customised packages by attentive staff to suit your every need.

The next time you need to look for an accredited SAACI conference or function venue near Durban, look no further than Umthunzi Hotel and Conference.  Enjoy doing business in paradise, and experience what warm hospitality is all about!

What you’ll find in our conference rooms

Everything you need to make conferences run smoothly.

Catering for conferences


Create a custom menu that caters for your specific needs

Refreshments for conferencing at Umthunzi


Make arrangements for tea, coffee and catering if needed

Free WiFi for conferencing at Umthunzi

Free WiFi

Secure, business-grade WiFi

There to greet you and your guests on arrival

Reception Team

There to greet you and your guests on arrival

Venue Styles and Capacities:

Umthunzi Hotel and Conference offers the best options for conferencing on the south coast of KZN. Contact us today for a customised quotation


At Umthunzi Hotel, we believe that meetings should be more than just a space for discussing business matters. That’s why we’ve created our Meeting  Enhancers options to help take your meeting experience to the next level. From offering a bit more than your usual coffee and teas at tea breaks to  unique tasting experiences, we’ve got something for everyone.

Contact our team to learn more about our meeting enhancers and how we can help take your meeting experience to the next level.

Conference Reviews:

Great company conference venue

Mahomed Sader – September 2018 (5*  Google Review)

Thank you for making our year end function a day to remember. Everything was superb beginning to end - food, service and setting! Absolutely wonderful!!

Corinne Lewis – November 2016

Great venue! Excellent service, delicious food. Definitely worth the trip down the coast. Great for corporate groups.

Christel Radloff (Snazzi Events) – October 2016 (Facebook review)

THANK YOU to you and your team for a great few days. We did have an enjoyable stay and the team loved the venue and your hospitality. We will definitely consider your venue for our next conference. Please say a BIG Thank You to your bar staff (those two guys were great) and Prenolan.

Rebecca Maduray – Oct 2016 (Bidvest Conference)

Excellent place to hold team building meetings as well as conferencing

Peter Kibaara – March 2019 (5* Google Review)

We wish to express our appreciation for the kindness, friendliness, patience and understanding shown by management and all the staff. A special thanks goes to Anri and Robyn for your support, co-operation and personal attention with co-ordinating our stay and conferencing. Your excellent service has impressed us all and we will most definitely recommend your hotel to our colleagues and friends.Looking forward to meeting and spending time at your place very soon.

Lt Colonel Paul Alfred – Feb 2016 (SAPS Conference)

Everyone loved our time at Umthunzi. Such an awesome vibe and just works very well with a conference set up. Everyone I have spoken to and have reported back have been sooo thrilled and happy with our time there. Well done to ALL staff at Umthunzi!

Heidi Nel – Jan 2015 (SIKA Conference)

Everyone at the Unilever conference had an amazing time. Ryan and the team you were fantastic. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. They loved this fabulous venue and will definitely be using Umthunzi in the future

Nokwazi – Sept 2014 (Safety Division – Unilever)

Wow,wow,wow!! I have travelled all over south africa-and learnt that websites can be deceitful-but not Mthunzi.what you see on the website is exactly what you get. The 2 weeks felt like home away from home. Mthunzi is tranquility+class!!Your staff was friendly, helpful and warm. Thank you soooooo much for taking care of me and the many different groups that were with me. I will truly come back on a personal capacity.

Nthabiseng – Sept 2013 (Training Coordinator)

Find out more about each Function Room

Need more info?

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Looking for More?

We also offer Team Building and Year End Functions!

North Side Wine Festival

1 June 2024. 10:00 – 16:00. R300 PP

Conference Packages Special 2024

Unlock Success in Paradise: Umthunzi Hotel’s 2024 Conference Special – Where Productivity Meets Serenity!

2024 Weekend Special

2024 Off-peak weekend special from only R1100 per couple per night (min 2 night stay)

Book Now – Call:

039 695-0852 / 076 769-7106

An Exclusively Upmarket, Affordable Venue

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