Published on 04.02.2022

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Published on 04.02.2022
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Umfolozi Casino Hotel

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umfolozi-casino-hotelProvince: KwaZulu-Natal

Address: 2 Copper Drive, Kuleka, Empangeni

Phone: +27-35-787-8200

Fax: +27-35-787-3780



Driving Directions From Westville Durban, South Africa

  • 271 km – about 3 hours 54 mins
  • Head east on King Cetshwayo Hwy toward Chester Ter 5.4 km
  • Turn right to merge onto N3 toward Pietermaritzburg 1.4 km
  • At the interchange 165-E B Cloete, keep left and follow signs for N2 toward Stanger
  • Partial toll road 110 km
  • Take exit 277 for R66 toward Gingindlovu/Eshowe/Ulundi
  • Toll road 0.9 km
  • Turn left onto R66 5.7 km
  • Continue straight onto R102 1.1 km
  • Continue onto R66 73.2 km
  • Turn left onto R68 43.7 km
  • Turn right 4.9 km
  • Turn left 1.9 km
  • Turn left 18.6 km
  • Turn right


Situated just off the N2 highway near Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, the Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Centre carries a vibrant and authentic Zulu theme. The casino is a popular stopover for visitors driving between Durban and other destinations such as St Lucia and Kosi Bay, and provides the perfect destination to rest, dine and play.

The Umfolozi Casino Hotel, run by South Africa’s leading leisure group, Peermont, is a multi-faceted resort, not only providing top notch gambling facilities, but also family-oriented entertainment such an adventure park and children’s entertainment areas.

The 3 star Peermont Metcourt at Umfolozi provides excellent, affordable accommodation to visitors.

Umfolozi Casino

Hot slots gaming action begins each weekday and Sundays at 8 am at the Umfolozi Casino, running into the early hours of the morning. On Saturdays and Sundays, the casino offers 24/7 casino entertainment to visitors. All in all, there are just under 270 slot machines on the casino floor, offering various denominations for comfortable wagering ranges.

Besides the slot machines, there are also 12 gaming tables which run from 8 am to the following day’s 4 am, Monday to Thursday, and 8 am to 6 am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. You’ll find table games such as roulette, blackjack and Texas Hold ’em Poker.

Check out the regular promotions running at the casino on a regular basis where players can win extra cash, cars, and other benefits.

Dining and Bars

There are a number of bars and dining options at Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Center, starting with the F.L.A.G Café buffet breakfast restaurant which is situated in the hotel area. The Sugar Room bar offers live sporting events on massive screens and draws many visitors from the surrounding areas. For a more eclectic dining experience, seek out the Umoja Bistro, which offers an a la carte menu, light meals and other snacks. Gamblers who don’t want to waste time sitting down to a meal can grab something to eat at the Fast Food counter which is conveniently situated next to the non smoking casino and serves food from 10 am until late at night.


Visitors to the Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort stay at the 3 star Peermont Metcourt Hotel – a modern and very comfortable 44 room establishment where style and affordability are the name of the game. Visitors enjoy access to the beautiful pool terrace and swimming pool, a breakfast restaurant and other facilities such as wi-fi. Of the 44 rooms, 20 are classic twin rooms, while the rest are superior twin rooms, superior king rooms, suites and a special assistance room. Staying families will find a wide range of kid-friendly entertainment options, including a games arcade and an outdoor adventure park.

Rudie Venter
Rudie Venter

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