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Protea Hotel Umfolozi
Welcome to the Protea Hotel Umfolozi, luxury and leisure at your fingertips

The Protea Hotel Umfolozi River comprises 68 luxurious and spacious rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned, with electronic door locks, telephones and writing desks.  

Star Grading: tourismgrading-3-stars

Rooms: 68

Protea Hotel Umfolozi

Star Grading: tourismgrading-3-stars


Location Information
Locality Region
Protea Hotel Umfolozi, Umfolozi - Hluhluwe , Elephant Coast
Elephant Coast, South Africa
Extra Information
Features on site or nearby:
Property description The brand new Protea Hotel Umfolozi River, opened in May 2006, is ideally located in the Greater Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve area, only 40km north of Richards Bay .

The Protea Hotel Umfolozi offers 68 spacious, air-conditioned rooms/chalets, as well as 4 family chalets, with satellite TV.

Dining facilities include a restaurant and bar, with conference facilities available for up to 400 delegates, while banqueting facilities for weddings, launches or cocktail parties are available for up to 240 GUESTS.

Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, quad bike trails and a lapa area. Nearby activities include the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park, Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, world-renowned birding spots, whale and dolphin watching, boat cruises, horse riding, golf, fishing, kayaking and beaches.


  • The Rivers Restaurant
  • Inkozi Bar & Sundowner Deck
  • Laundry facilities are available
  • Secure open parking available
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Conferencing & Banqueting
  • Standard conferencing equipment available
  • Secretarial services available on request
  • Large lapa for outdoor functions
  • Swimming Pool

Other facilities include golf carts to transport GUESTS to their chalets and open parking
Check in times Out 10:00
Area activities

Natural Resources:

  • Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve
  • Mkuze Game Reserve
  • Tembe Elephant Park
  • Beaches
  • Crocodile Sanctuary
  • Turtle, Whale & Dolphin Tours by a licenced operator
  • Boat Cruises

Zululand Birding Route:

Some rear birds found in the area are Southern Banded Snake Eagle, Woodwards Batis, Livingstone's Turaco, Lesser Jacana, Pygmy Goose, Black-throated Wattle Eye, Green Malkoha, Red-headed Quelea, Narina Trogon, Eastern Nicator, Rosy-throated Longclaw, Cuckoo Hawk

Sporting / Team Building Facilities:

  • Monzi Country Club
  • Mtubatuba Country Club
  • Richards Bay Country Club
  • Deep-sea Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Quad & 4x4 Trails
  • Kayaking Tours
  • Cultural Villages
  • Gym Golf, squash, tennis and bowl
Driving directions LOCATION:

+/- 200km North of Durban on the N2 freeway
+/- 168km from Pongola on the N2 and 40km from the sea at Richards Bay


  • Travel North along the N2 Freeway from Durban for about 200km
  • Off Ramp at the Umfolozi Off Ramp
  • Follow signage “Umfolozi River”
  • At the Junction turn Left
  • Turn Right at the gravel road
  • This gravel road will take you to the hotel


  • From the airport, follow the Fish Eagle Flight Road
  • Turn right into Nkoninga Road
  • You will get a turnoff on your left-hand side - take this road left into East Central Arterial Road
  • Turn right into North Central Arterial Road
  • Carry on straight along this road until you see the N2 Off Ramp
  • Turn right to get onto the N2 Freeway
  • Travel North along the N2 Freeway for about 30km
  • Off Ramp at the Umfolozi Off Ramp
  • Follow signage “Umfolozi River”
  • At the Junction turn Left
  • Turn Right at the gravel road
  • This gravel road will take you to the hotel


  • Travel along the N.2 from Pongola for about 168 km
  • Off Ramp at the Umfolozi Off Ramp
  • Follow signage “Umfolozi River”
  • At the Junction turn Right
  • Turn Right at the gravel road
  • This gravel road will take you to the hotel

Richards Bay Airport and Durban Airport

Other transport


Policies & disclaimers

Booking in between 16:00 hrs and 18:30 hrs. Other times by prior arrangement. Non arrivals will be charged full rate. Cancellations less than 48 hrs e.t.a. charged at 25% of rate. Suppers are to be requested at time of booking and served at 19:00 hrs Monday to Thursday. There are designated areas for smoking.



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Corporate Social Responsibility

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    "Abandoned Babies Home"
    iKhaya LikaBaba is an organization based in uMhlatuze, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. 
    The name iKhaya likaBaba is an isiZulu phrase which means "House of the Father".
    Tel:  +27 35 791 1116