South African Hotels

Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge by Marriott

14 Palm Boulevard
Umhlanga Rocks 4321
Durban North Coast
South Africa
Hotel Type

The Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge is a modern, trendy hotel just north of Durban, close to both the beach, tourist attractions and the King Shaka International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Well suited to both business and leisure travellers, guests are accommodated in spacious, well-appointed rooms and have access to numerous onsite amenities as well as an excellent restaurant. 

One of the star features of the hotel is the rooftop swimming pool, where guests can relax, take a refreshing dip or gather for social occasions at sunset taking in the panoramic views. Situated near the beach, water enthusiasts staying at the hotel may enjoy surfing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, deep sea fishing and marine safaris. Also of maritime interest is the beautiful uShaka Marine World in Durban where you can see hundreds of different species, including sharks, rays, turtles, dolphins and multi-coloured reef fish. Or, learn more about sharks and their value to us by visiting the nearby Natal Sharks Board.

Accommodation is stylish, modern, spacious and most importantly comfortable. Each contemporary, Colonial-style room boasts timber laminate floors and light, serene atmosphere ideally suited to Durban climate. One look at the view will leave you wishing you could stay just one more day. The hotel boasts 205 modern, upmarket bedrooms and guests have the option to choose to remain in the Standard Room or the Family Rooms.

The Standard Rooms are modern contemporary courtyard facing rooms, with twin or king size bed, bathroom with shower. The Family Rooms are semi-self catering with two bedrooms facing Gateway with a full bath, balcony and a laptop-friendly safe. Its main bedroom offers a king size bed while the second bedroom for the children features two twin beds.

Standard room features:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Double or twin beds
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD flat screen & DSTV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Laptop friendly electronic safes
  • WiFi (500MB/room/day)
  • Tea/coffee making facilities


  • Restaurant and bar
  • Rooftop swimming pool
  • Conference venues
  • Boardroom
  • Business Center
  • Lounge
  • Gym
  • Nearby health and beauty spa
  • Secure Parking


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 18 --hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge services
  • Transfers
  • Currency exchange


The hotel features a variety of meeting rooms which include two boardrooms and five multi-use venues with a maximum seating capacity of 370 delegates cinema style.

Conference equipment:

  • Flip charts
  • Television
  • PA system
  • Portable screen
  • Whiteboard
  • Stationery

Nearby attractions

  • Barnyard Theater
  • Cinemas
  • Virgin Active Gym
  • Natal Sharks Board
  • Chris Saunders Park directly opposite the hotel
  • Umhlanga Beach
  • Umhlanga Ridge Business Park
  • uShaka Marine World in Durban
  • Sibaya Casino

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  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Writing desk



The fashionable 145-seater restaurant at the Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bar at the Umhlanga Ridge hotel can seat 35 guests.

Nearby attractions
  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping ( Imax, Cinema, Fantasy Forest, Shops, Climbing wall, skateboard ramps, Wavehouse, Go-carting)
  • Sharks Board
  • Chris Saunders Park directly opposite hotel
  • Umhlanga Beach
  • Umhlanga Ridge Business Park
  • uShaka Marine World in Durban
  • Sibaya Casino

The Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge features a roof top outdoor swimming pool where a sun deck with lounge chairs are available for warm afternoons by the pool.

Conference Venues

The Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, features a variety of conference rooms. Guests may choose from seven conference venues which consist of 2 rooms and 2 multi-use venues, with a maximum capacity seating of 50 guests cinemas style in the largest conference venue. The additional 3 conference rooms each seat 100 delegates in cinema style.

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Conference venue
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Spa
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

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
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Luggage storage
  • Porters

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

The hotel rooms at the Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge feature laminate timber floors. A 32' wall-mounted LCD television and a comfortable lounge chair ensure guests a relaxed stay. The work desk is spacious and tea / coffee making facilities are available in the room. An en-suite bathroom with shower is a feature of all of the hotel rooms at Umhlanga Ridge, but some of the larger rooms provide both a bath and a shower.

Room types:

  • 67 Standard Double rooms
  • 31 Standard Twin rooms
  • 24 Superior rooms
  • 24 Lofts
  • 5 Family rooms
  • 45 Standard Family rooms
  • 4 Tower rooms
  • 5 Suites

Standard Room amenities:

  • Non smoking
  • WIFI compatibility
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Laptop safes
  • TV with DSTV channels
  • Desk

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.723675

Longitude: 31.068684


King Shaka International Airport
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

1. Head northwest toward Mdloti St/D144 2.8 km
2. Turn left at Mdloti St/D144 3.2 km
3. Take the ramp onto Outer Ring Rd/N2 Partial toll road 11.6 km
4. Take exit 182 for M41 toward Mount Edgecombe/Umhlanga 750 m
5. Turn left at M41 (signs for Umhlanga) 140 m
6. Take the exit 450 m
7. Slight right toward Centenary Blvd 210 m
8. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit 400 m
9. Turn right at Centenary Blvd 210 m
10. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Palm Blvd Destination will be on the left 110 m

Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge
14 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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The Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge provides undercover parking facilities for its guests.

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4 Star

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