City of uMhlathuze

The City of uMhlathuze is situated on the beautiful northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal in the heart of Zululand. We boast high-standard facilities and venues including hotel establishments that will put you at ease when you stage your event.

From sports facilities to hidden gems, water sports equipment to fishing spots and many other inland facilities and venues, you will be spoilt for choice. We are blessed with a wonderful climate. Our summers are sizzling hot and our winters are mild (some might say ‘warm’ in comparison with other regions). Our sea temperatures, too, seldom require the use of wetsuits, while our endless stretches of coastline, beaches, bay and inland waters mean we have almost year-round access to the most wonderful water sports and leisure events.

Being in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, we have an abundance of locations of historic and cultural importance in our brag book. We pride ourselves on being home to the Thula Thula Game Reserve, where you can view elephants and many other special wildlife species. Royal heritage excursions, visits to significant struggle sites and a package that includes our ever-growing township tours, have grabbed the imagination of passengers from visiting cruise liners. And, far from being a hindrance to tourism, our massive industries are in themselves attractions as ‘industrial tourism’ lures students to see some of the biggest operations of their kind in the world

So, why don’t you consider the City of uMhlathuze as the playground for your next event? We will ensure that you #EscapeWinter once and return time and time again!

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5 Mark Strasse Civic Centre (Richards Bay)
Private Bag X1004
Richards Bay


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Linked Hotel
  • On-site Dining
  • On-site Transportation
  • Outdoor Event Space
  • Secure Parking
  • Wi-Fi