Umfolozi Wins Best of Zululand Readers’ Choice Award

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Umfolozi Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort has been recognised for excellence in the annual Best of Zululand Reader’s Choice Awards for 2018 and 2019, and walked away with the Best Function Venue & Best Restaurant – Hotel accolade. “A special thanks to all the readers who showed their support and voted for us. We are thrilled to have won this award and will continue to strive for excellence as we welcome fellow Zululanders and visitors from across the country to our beautiful resort,” says Pam Nagappa, General Manager at Umfolozi.

The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of local businesses, and serves as a benchmark for others to live up to. The survey gives readers the chance to share who and what makes living in Zululand fantastic, providing recognition to category winners. Voting started in September 2018 with 283 nominated businesses. Umfolozi enjoyed more than 54 000 votes, crowing the resort as one of the award winners.

Umfolozi boasts a variety of conferencing facilities for meetings, team-building sessions, exhibitions and grand banqueting affairs, all of which are perfect for a variety of business needs. For larger conferences and events, the Jabulani Arena provides a stunning venue to welcome up to 550 delegates. The Umoba Room can accommodate a variety of events, from intimate meetings for 20 delegates, to seated cinema style events for 180 delegates. In addition, the resort offers two executive style venues, the Imvubu and Ingwenya Rooms, which are ideal for high-level breakaways, strategy meetings and think tanks. These meeting rooms offer privacy for smaller, more intimate groups, while the newly-renovated Kikizela Boma presents an ideal venue for outdoor team-building activities. All the venues offer flexible configuration capacities, equipped with modern technology, ensuring an enjoyable conferencing or eventing experience. When it’s time to relax and unwind, guests can enjoy a range of entertainment options, including gourmet dining, a lounge bar, thrilling gaming and accommodation at the 3-star Peermont Metcourt hotel.

Umfolozi is a Peermont resort. For more information contact 035 787 8200 or visit To book an event or conference, contact the Banqueting Department on 035 787 8269 or Peermont Group Sales on 011 928 1903 or email

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