Only 15 Km's from King Shaka International Airport and in close proximity to the La Lucia Ridge office estates, Gateway Shopping Centre, Umhlanga village and beachfront, the Royal Palm is an ideal location for both business and recreational travel.

  1. Royal Palm Hotel Umhlanga
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  5. Umhlanga Beachfront
  6. Whalebone bridge on Beachfront
  7. Umhlanga Lighthouse
  8. Breakfast Time
  9. Royal Palm
  10. Royal Palm
  11. Entrance to Hotel
  12. Healthy Breakfast
  • About Royal Palm
  • Rates and Specials
  • Activities and Daytrips
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The 93 luxury apartment city hotel – which includes 14 penthouses – features a ground floor all day dining restaurant and conference facilities available through 1 on 1 Events Centre in Gateway. In addition to these facilities there are three floors of A-grade office suites and a retail Piazza designed with beautiful gardens and water features.

As the new landmark of the Umhlanga New Town Centre, Royal Palm is one of the Three Cities Group’s most exclusive addresses.

Accommodation at Royal Palm Umhlanga:

Studio Apartments

Open plan bedroom and lounge with bathroom en-suite and balcony.

Junior Suites

1 Bedroom with separate lounge and bathroom en-suite, including a balcony.

2 Bedroom Apartments

2 Bedrooms with one en-suite bathroom with shower and the second bathroom with a bath. Lounge, dining room and balcony.

Penthouse Accommodation

Royal Palm Gateway offers executive style penthouses with ample living space, all overlooking the stylish Palm Boulevard. The Penthouse has an Entrance Hall, Kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge and a balcony. 2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, main en-suite and a balcony off the main bedroom. In the 3 bedroomed Penthouses, the third bedroom is on the loft level.


  • 24 hour Reception services
  • 24 hour security
  • Baby sitting facilities
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • Room Service Available until 22h00
  • Secure free parking

Royal Palm Conferences:

1 on 1 Events Centre Gateway
Innovation, sophistication and a passion for eventing with a difference. This is 1 on 1 Events Centre Gateway – a leader in the forefront of creative and stylish banqueting.

Located in the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga, north of Durban, 1 on 1 Events Centre Gateway is a sophisticated events and social venue and a South African first for design, interactive entertainment and operation. More than a conference and banqueting facility, 1 on 1 Events Centre Gateway is an experience, a living performance.

Combining an events facility with the retail, dining and entertainment elements of Africa's largest shopping complex, places 1 on 1 Events Centre Gateway at the forefront of innovative and creative 'eventing' and offers wedding and banquet guests and conference delegates a unique opportunity to experience an event with a difference.

Dining at Royal Palm:

DISH Restaurant

The signature restaurant of the Royal Palm, DISH, is a fusion of contemporary dining sophistication. DISH offers patrons an opportunity to experience opulent dining with a modern twist. With a unique concept of four distinctive areas under one roof, the restaurant is a refreshing place to enjoy a couple of cocktails or a scrumptious meal. A simple yet effective colour scheme of black and cream, coupled by differentiating textures, welcomes diners to this innovative dining experience. The restaurant includes a bar area, lounge, dining room and outdoor courtyard, each one offering something different to the other to accommodate all.

Restaurants in and around Gateway

The Gateway Theatre of Shopping offers you a variety of cuisine, be it Chinese noodles, Indian curries, Thai stir fry or an Italian pasta. Each restaurant will surely ignite your taste buds and fill your memories with the great service and warm smiles that can be found only in South Africa.

Current Special
Valid to: Please Enquire

R 1800 per room per night ( Sleeps 2 adults )
Receive a complimentary upgrade to the luxurious 2 beroom Penthouse Suite which sleeps 4 people.
Valid for stays on the 28th and 29th March only.
Subject to availability at the time of booking
R1800 is a room only rate

Rates are quoted per person per night and are inclusive of accommodation and breakfast daily ( Unless otherwise stated ).


Umhlanga is not all about the warm Indian Ocean, beautiful coastlines and lying on the beach. There is a wealth of entertainment and activities for you to do.
The town is a 10 minute drive from King Shaka International Airport and 15 minutes away from the main city of Durban. If you are not wanting that "big city" feeling to where you are, then Umhlanga has you ideally placed for any sports events or meetings in Durban but keeping that small town feel about it.

Locally you can enjoy the modern past time of shopping malls at The Gateway Theatre of Shopping, learn more about the world of sharks at The Shark Board, Spend the day Game Fishing or Dolphin watching, your evenings Gambling at The Sibaya casino which is just up the road or take advantage of the many pubs and restaurants in the area.

  • Absa Park Rugby Stadium
  • Durban & Umhlanga Beaches
  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping
  • Kings Park Olympic Swimming Complex
  • Kings Park Soccer Stadium
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Trips to the Valley of 1000 hills
  • Umgeni Bird Park
  • uShaka Marine World
  • Virgin Active Health Club
  • Windsor Golf Course

Exploring KwaZulu Natal
We will help you with daytrips and tours to all great travel destinations in KwaZulu Natal: Game-viewing and safari outings, hiking and mountain biking, and dolphin tours Historical Zulu battlefields, iSimangaliso Wetland Park and uKhahlamba/Drakensberg Park, each a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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