South African Hotels

aha Gateway Hotel

Corner Boulevard and Twilight Gateway
Umhlanga Rocks 4321
Durban North Coast
South Africa
Hotel Type

Current Specials

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aha Gateway Hotel Reviews & Information

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The aha Gateway Hotel is in Umhlanga Rocks on the Durban North Coast. Located adjacent to the famous Gateway Theater of Shopping, this three-star accommodation offers guests a feast of entertainment, restaurants and shopping outlets. It is a centrally located hotel, and with its exclusive amenities and facilities appeals to both the leisure and business guest. 

Apart from being linked to one of the biggest malls in the region, it is in proximity to exciting activities and destinations that Durban has to offer, including the uShaka Marine World, Umhlanga beaches, casinos and golf clubs. There is a total of 146 hotel rooms. Guests have a choice of Standard rooms, Deluxe rooms or Junior Suites. All rooms are tastefully decorated to feature a modern feel.

Room amenities include:

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini Bars
  • Laptop Safe

Conferences & Dining 

Guests may enjoy breakfast at The Fig Tree Café during their stay, and snack platters with light meals are available throughout the day. They have a wide selection of restaurants and shops on the hotel's doorstep. Five meeting rooms and is one of the largest conference venues in the area. The three Umdoni Suites, which when combined, can accommodate up to 600 delegates.

Below detailed information about the aha Gateway Hotel is available.
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • TV


Fig Tree Cafe - Gateway Hotel Umhlanga

The Fig Tree Cafe at the Gateway Hotel in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, offers guests continental breakfasts in the mornings.  

Snack platters and light meals are also available throughout the day.


The Gateway Hotel allows guests direct access to the famous Gateway Theatre of Shopping. in Umhlanga With over 380 stores, 14 cinemas, and art gallery and 38 restaurants, the Gateway Theatre of Shopping is a shoppers delight.


Guests can enjoy swimming, tanning and water sports at the popular Umhlanga Main Beach, located in close proximity to the Gateway Hotel.


Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round of golf at one of the many Country Clubs nearby.


The rooftop swimming pool at the Gateway Hotel in Umhlanga invites for a refreshing swim and a relaxing time.

Umdoni Suites

The Gateway Hotel provides five conference rooms and is one of the largest conference venues in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The Gateway Hotel in Umhlanga, South Africa, features three Umdoni Suites, which when combined, can accommodate up to 600 delegates and separately host up to 150 and 300 delegates respectively.

Cycad Boardroom

The Cycad Boardroom can also be divided in two venues, can accommodate up to 150 business delegates.

  • Art gallery
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Conference venue
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop Pool and Deck
  • Undercover and surface parking

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily newspaper
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
Social Responsibility
  • The Gateway Hotel in Umhlanga embraces Green Revolution

    Situated a stone’s throw away from Umhlanga Beach and the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, the Gateway Hotel in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, has been designed to take the concerns of environmentally-enlightened travellers to heart. Although vast and luxurious, the Gateway Hotel is a hotel with a small carbon footprint.

    With 146 rooms and five conference venues, “greening” the three-star Gateway Hotel, although no easy task, was a necessary undertaking, and is something that will allow guests to enjoy the facilities of the hotel with a clear conscience.  Focusing on the corporate, government, conference and leisure markets, Durban's Gateway Hotel manages to incorporate sustainable policies without impacting on the level of luxury guests can expect to enjoy. 

    The R200 million development, with its proximity to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, King Shaka Airport and the Umhlanga Village, allows guests to enjoy and take part in the vibrant North Coast lifestyle.

    It's green and energy-efficient policies are one of the first steps taken by a hotel in South Africa for conservation. There are many aspects of the Gateway Hotel which appeal to the environmentally-conscience such as the efficient lighting solutions which are not just about using low energy bulbs.

    Atrium light wells were introduced to facilitate natural light penetration. This, combined with a thermal performance glass ensures that air-conditioning loads are kept as low as possible in the hotel since direct heat energy transmission through the lens is controlled.  To make sure that rooms do not heat uncomfortably, therefore prompting guests to turn on energy-consuming air conditioners, the use of external shading devices have also been used.

    The iconic leafy screen surrounding the Gateway Hotel in Umhlanga is a particularly efficient shading technique which ensures solar shielding of the dominant northern facades of the building.

    Furthermore, the Gateway Hotel has been constructed from green building materials. Where possible, efficient and approved replacements for standard materials were used.  The Hotel also has regeneration drive lift systems, heat pump technology, a building management system that allows for the remote control of various equipment, variable speed drive installations which permit the optimisation of motor systems as well as an ozone water treatment system that reduces the need for chlorine. These are but a few of the green principles the Gateway Hotel has implemented.

Available Rooms

Standard Room

# Rooms:

This Hotel offers 103 Standard Rooms, of which 2 are paraplegic rooms and can cater for both business and leisure travelers.

Room features and amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop Safe.
Single Room R1230
Double Room R1710

Superior Room

# Rooms:

The 40 Deluxe (Superior) rooms offer stylish comfort, and 12 sets of inter-leading rooms make it perfect for traveling families.

The Deluxe Rooms features:

  • En-Suite bathroom
  • Balconies
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini Bars
  • Laptop Safe.
Single Room R1510
Double Room R1840

Junior Suite

# Rooms:

The 3 Junior Suites at the Gateway Hotel Umhlanga offer spacious comfort and luxury to the discerning traveller.

Features of the Junior Suite include:

  • Flat screen TV
  • Air-condition
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop Safe
  • En-suite bathroom.
Single Room R1650
Double Room R2150

aha Gateway Hotel Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Enjoy discounted rates when staying at the Gateway Hotel, Kwazulu Natal for South African Residents.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Breakfast

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for SOuth African Residents; proof if ID will be requested on check in
  • Rates are per room per night
  • Rates applicable to a maximum of two people per room
  • Rate is Room Only
  • Accommodation is subject to availability
  • Full prepayment at the time of booking
  • Offer subject to availability
  • Rate code: SARESN
    Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance
  • BLOCK OUT DATES: 19-21 April 2019, 6-10 May 2019, 7-9 June 2019, 5-7 July 2019, 9-11 August 2019 and 23 December 2019 to 2 January 2020 - Further block out dates may apply

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.721269

Longitude: 31.067320


King Shaka International Airport
Umdloti Ln
La Mercy 4399, South Africa

1. Head southwest toward Mdloti St 700 m
2. Turn left onto Mdloti St 2.3 km
3. Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2 Rd 12.0 km
4. Take exit 182 for M41 toward Mount Edgecombe/Phoenix/Umhlange 650 m
5. Turn left onto M41 300 m
6. Take the exit 300 m
7. Slight right at Hickory Dr 110 m
8. Continue straight onto Hickory Dr 83 m
9. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Twilight Dr Destination will be on the left 500 m

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Twilight Dr

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The Gateway Hotel in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, provides undercover parking to all guests at an additional charge.

Star Rating

4 Star


  • ATTA (African Travel and Tourism Association)
  • Fedhasa (Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa)
  • Proudly South African
  • SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association)
  • Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA)
  • Tourism Marketing South Africa (TOMSA)

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