Umfolozi Casino Hotel In Empangeni

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This vibrant, Zulu inspired resort, located just off the N2 highway from Richard’s Bay, provides exciting gaming and entertainment stop-over en-route through Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal to popular destinations like Kosi Bay, Sodwana Bay, St Lucia, and Hluhluwe.
From the moment you arrive, you can sense the Zulu spirit in every element of this colourful casino.

After enjoying the thrills that the casino brings, indulge in a delicious meal, followed by a live show, or treat the kids to an afternoon at KidZone. For guests wanting to stay over and explore the area, accommodation is also available at the comfortable 3-star Peermont Metcourt.


The Umfolozi Casino offers convenient, smart, and safe gambling in the form of a cashless system. Offering 300 state-of-the-art slot machine’s and 14 casino table games, everyone will be able to get in on the fun.
The slots casino is open 24/7 and offer the latest gaming machines with denominations ranging from 2c to R25.

Table games are open from 11h00 to 03h00 Monday to Thursday and from 11h00 to 0400 Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. You’ll find a variety of table games to choose from such as BlackJack, Roulette, and Poker.

Salon Prive

VIP customers are encouraged to visit the Salon Prive at the Umfolozi Casino. This exclusive gaming area offers both slot and table games in higher denominations than what is found on the casino floor. A cash desk to speed up the payout process, as well as a walk-up service bar, are also available in Salon Prive.


The Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort offers a great selection of dining options to guests. Whether you’re wanting to indulge in a gourmet steak or just wanting a light meal, you’ll find exactly what you are looking for.

The Beef Baron Grillhouse

Offering a gourmet steakhouse experience. Serving up the best steaks, burgers, and wine in town.

The Sugar Room Bar and Lounge

A great place to enjoy a few cocktails, live music, and big-screen sport.

Umoja Bistro

Adjacent to the main non-smoking casino floor, this contemporary, casual restaurant offers a menu that
includes a variety of grills, chicken, fish, and a few local favorites.


Offering a variety of regular entertainment for the whole family, the Umfolozi Resort hosts live musicians and bands, comedy acts, lifestyle shows, and some of the best South African performers. Live entertainment takes place in the sophisticated Sugar Room, while large events are held in the Jabulani Area which can accommodate up to 900 guests.

The resort also offers a safe space for children to play and enjoy activities.


Catering for children up to 13 years, this facility offers child-friendly games and educational activities. The certified staff will ensure your little one is well taken care of entertained.


Located next to the casino reception area, this fun play zone offers children a variety of video and arcade games, racing machine’s, and more. Perfect for teenagers.

Conferences and Events

Providing a perfect venue choice for large corporate conferences and business meetings, team building events, exhibition’s, and special functions, the stylish conference centre at the Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort can host up to 350 guests.

The conference centre offers state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and lighting in all 4 conference
 rooms as well as a team-building venue with authentic boma.

  • Jabulani Arena – This multi-purpose, cinema-style venue can seat over 490 guests and is perfect for conferences, weddings, and large events
  • Umoba Room – Used for both intimate or large functions as the room can be divided into 2. Imvubu Room and Ingwenya Room – Offering 2 breakaway rooms, this venue is suitable for corporate conferences or brain-storming sessions.
  • Kikizela Boma – One of the newest additions to the conferencing and eventing portfolio, the Kikizela Boma is used predominantly for outdoor activities like private dinner parties, weddings, and even kiddies parties. A sheltered Boma is also available which seats 160 guests.


The 44-roomed, 3-star Peermont Metcourt Hotel offers casual and contemporary accommodation at Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort. Offering a swimming pool, restaurant, and complimentary Wi-Fi, it is the ideal stopover to exploring Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Local attractions

Offering the beauty of both the beach and the bush, and home to some of the most diverse and protected landscapes and species, exploring the Northern region of Kwa-Zulu Natal offers a rugged, some-what untouched coastline flanked by luscious game parks, rivers, and lakes.

For guests who can explore the region, be sure to check out some of these attractions:

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve:

Described as one of Africas oldest, most established wilderness areas, the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park extends for over 90 000 ha and contains a vast assortment of fauna and flora. Look out for a wide variety of wildlife including elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, and more.

St. Lucia:

Located about 240 km from Durban, St Lucia forms part of the greater iSimangaliso Wetland Park which is South Africas first

World Heritage Site. The St. Lucia estuary has one of the highest concentrations of crocodile and hippo in southern Africa.
This magnificent area consists of beautiful beaches, wetlands, coastal forests, and if youre lucky you might get to see a leatherback turtle laying eggs.

Kosi Bay:

Sharing border’s with Mozambique, Kosi Bay has been described as an untouched African paradise. Comprising of four lakes linked by a network of channels, exploring the area is only possible by 4×4. This wonderland offers dazzling white beaches, mangrove swamps, palm forests, lakes, and various reed channels.

Umfolozi Hotel Casino Conference Resort offers a vibrant, entertainment gateway to exploring Northern Kwazulu Natal. From an exciting casino and festive restaurants to live entertainment, kids entertainment, and conference facilities. Theres something for everyone at Umfolozi Hotel Casino Conference Resort.


Contact Details

Physical Address : 2 Copper Drive, Kuleka,
Empangeni, KwaZulu Natal
Phone: +27 35 787 8200


Map & Directions

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