Umfolozi Hotel Casino and Convention Resort, situated near Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, has been lauded at the recent annual Business Excellence Awards, which was hosted by The Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZCCI) on Friday, 20 November.
Umfolozi proudly scooped the Tourism Business of the Year award at the ceremony, which seeks to recognise and celebrate top performing businesses, businessmen and businesswomen in Zululand. Umfolozi was also the runners-up in two other categories – namely the Employer of the Year Award and the Corporate Social Responsibility Award.
Thirty-five finalists were shortlisted, all competing for 13 awards. City of uMhlathuze Mayor, Elphas Mbatha, was also in attendance to pay tribute to the finalists.
“We are very humbled to receive the Tourism Business of the Year award. Being named the runners-up in both the Employer of the Year and the Corporate Social Responsibility categories are not only an incredible honour, it is also a reflection of our commitment to the well-being of Umfolozi staff as well as the improvement of the community of Umhlathuze,” said Umfolozi general manager, Hennie Steenkamp.
Umfolozi Hotel Casino and Convention Resort is a Peermont resort.