About Umthunzi

About Umthunzi

UMTHUNZI HOTEL & CONFERENCE is an award winning, uniquely, affordable luxury venue that welcomes Leisure guests, Business delegates, Events and Wedding parties and Restaurant diners.

The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is one of the finest and most recreational coastlines in South Africa. UMTHUNZI, a modern and contemporary Hotel and Conference Centre is situated in Umtentweni near the bustling town of Port Shepstone. Only an hour south of Durban it is ideally located for you to explore all the many and varied local attractions. Cemair now flies from OR Tambo direct to Margate airport, which is just 15 minutes away

With stunning sea views of the Indian Ocean and a short walk to the beach, you will experience the best that the Hibiscus Coast has to offer. With its all equable climate and pleasant water temperatures, you can enjoy both beach and bush getaways all year round. For adventure, golfing, fishing and birding enthusiasts, the region is unsurpassed.

The restaurant 30ᴼ SOUTH serves delicious meals in a wonderfully decorated ambiance. People are invited to come for the daily Breakfast, Light lunches and popular Sunday Carvery. Dinners are by reservation

Whale watch from the terrace deck enjoying cappuccinos, well designed food and a tantalising sundowner!

Conference delegates will be amazed at the turnkey, professional and friendly service that Umthunzi is proud of.  Honeymoon couples be spoiled in our luxurious and spacious Milkwood Bridal Suite boasting a unique round bed. Weddings and functions are popular at this venue where making your day special is the staff’s priority.

Umthunzi Hotel is situated close to:

  • Family friendly local beach
  • 10 Very high standard Golf Courses (Port Shepstone Country Club 5 minutes away)
  • Squash, Tennis & Bowls at Port Shepstone Country Club
  • 7 Blue Flag Beaches
  • Wild Waters at Wild Coast Casino
  • Umtentweni Concervancy Hiking Trail
  • Quad Biking, Off-Road Biking & Cycling
  • Adventure Sports (World’s longest zip line, Bridge swing, Abseiling)
  • Oribi Gorge & Lake Eland Nature Reserves
  • Ocean sports such as Scuba, Fishing, Whale & Dolphin watching
  • Margate Airport
  • Government and Municipal Hub for Southern KZN

Umthunzi Hotel & Conference is equipped with a generator to ensure lights are on when there is loadshedding!

From The Gallery

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Hotel Reviews:

Thank you for the great hospitality. What I experienced is what a hotel experience should be and the true meaning of hospitality.

Nkosinathi, Guest email. July 2017

Cannot tell you how many compliments your establishment has received. The food, staff, all the organizing!!!! We enjoyed it tremendously working with all of you. Again thank you, you will definitely see us again.

Hettie Fordred, Marriage Seminar. July 2016

Thank you to Ryan and all his staff for a wonderful and outstanding service yesterday during our Christmas function. The food was divine and the food outstanding. The venue and hospitality of your establishment made our day extra special. We will definitely recommend it to everyone to enjoy.

I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and the staff of Umthunzi everything went on so well this weekend. My mum and I really enjoyed ourselves. The room, the food and everything was perfect. Thank you once again for accommodating us.

Shanice Pillay Sept 2016. Leisure Guest

Just want to give feed back and say thanks to yourself and your team. The management team enjoyed the dinner and top class service and was very impressed with your establishment. Thank you for your support and effort to always accommodate where possible and assisting us with our request. Truly appreciated.

Andries Welgemoed August 2016. Coca-Cola Function

I just want to take this opportunity to thank you guys. What beautiful, spacious, clean rooms! Not forgetting to mention breakfast and dinner! We had such a pleasant stay. Looking forward to our next visit. Keep up the excellent service standards. Thanks a million!

Sibongile Hlela Oct 2015, SA Venues review. Leisure Guest

The Sunday lunches are fabulous. Worth every cent!!

Ingrid Troskie March 2016. (Facebook comment for 30⁰ SOUTH Restaurant)

I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU for hosting our Dinner last Friday night. We had a nice relaxing evening and the food and service was excellent! We were well received at reception and well taken care of by the waitrons on the deck. They were friendly and most helpful. We will definitely be returning

Jane Heydricks – November 2015 (Year End dinner for Heydricks Civils)

I would like to thank Umthunzi Hotel on behalf of my colleagues who celebrated decade in the Department of Correctional Service. My colleagues loved your menu. For me it will be my routine as always to support you , whether it Sunday lunch or spending couple days in your hotel - because I have fond memories since my first day I entered your premises

Sandile Langazane March 2016 (5* Facebook Review)

Umthunzi Hotel & Conference offers the bridal couple, bridal guests and honeymoon couple and families 3 star luxury hotel accommodation on the South Coast of KZN. Near Port Shepstone and Margate.  We can arrange your beach wedding or use our on-site private Milkwood Chapel for your ceremony.  We also cater for leisure guests and corporate delegates and always have accommodation specials.  Book your next event at Umthunzi Hotel and Conference.

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