Choose KwaZulu-Natal’s majestic Zulu Kingdom | The Planner

Set among KwaZulu-Natal’s rolling green hills, Sun International’s Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom, with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and lush subtropical vegetation, is the ideal location to host a conference.

The property’s architecture – which includes a casino, hotel, lodge and entertainment area – pays contemporary homage to the Zulu kingdom’s rich heritage and its brave warriors while also providing the ideal balance of business and leisure.

Host your event in style at the Imbizo Conference Centre

The Imbizo Conference Centre offers an Afro-chic atmosphere and the team has extensive experience in hosting diverse groups and events, be it a conference, cocktail party, gala dinner, board meeting or exhibition. Whether you have a large or small event to plan or require on-site accommodation, we have it all in one convenient location with a choice of three meeting spaces.

The Imbizo Room is the primary venue within the Imbizo Conference Centre and is a chic, multipurpose venue that can seat 450 people banquet style, 800 people cinema style, and school room style for up to 250 delegates. Key features of the Imbizo room include a private entrance that ensures exclusive access and convenience for guests. Air-conditioning provides a comfortable environment regardless of the weather, and the nearby bar and restroom facilities add to the ease and convenience attendees.
The Imbizo Conference Centre is both affordable and hassle free. Sibaya offers half- and full-day conference packages tailored to suit individual requirements, including customised menus.

Experience authentic South African dining at the Boma

The Boma, authentically crafted in traditional South African chic, can seat 100 people buffet style. Create talkability as your conference guests enjoy dining under the stars and experience genuine South African hospitality. The Boma features a bar and offers seamless access to the catering services provided by the conference centre.

The 577-seater thatched iZulu Theatre has hosted numerous major productions and is ideal for theatrical shows, concerts, product launches, conventions, and more. The theatre is ideal for a wide range of performances and events, thanks to its cinema-style seating as well as extensive lighting and sound facilities. Additionally, the venue offers bar facilities and changing rooms for added convenience.

Luxurious accommodation fit for royalty and budget-friendly comfort

Sibaya offers world-class accommodation for business and holiday travel, offering a cool respite from the KwaZulu-Natal heat. After a R44-million décor refurbishment of the Privé lounge, the third floor of the Sibaya Lodge and the 36-room boutique Royal Sibaya Hotel, every room at the Royal Sibaya is fit for royalty, with clean, bold accents of colour creating a mood that is modern, upbeat, and proudly African.

The Sibaya Lodge may be for the more budget-conscious traveller but its beautiful bedrooms punch above their weight with a quiet sense of luxury which envelopes guests as they create memorable moments. All rooms have either fantastic sea views, pool or garden-facing views, set in subtropical vegetation.

Unwind and rejuvenate at Sibaya’s Mangwanani African Spa

After a busy day of meetings, a pampering session at Sibaya’s Mangwanani African Spa will refresh and relax you. Set within an authentic Zulu village, this private spa puts pleasure and pampering first as guests unwind and enjoy traditional treatments and signature therapies using locally sourced natural ingredients. Guests can relax in a jacuzzi or take a dip in the private swimming pool.

Adding to Sibaya’s “must-visit” factor are several restaurants offering an array of dining options, from delicious traditional Portuguese food at Beira Alta to the family-friendly atmosphere of the Spur Steak Ranch, Fego Caffe, and authentic Indian cuisine at Jewel of India restaurant.

Discover our fast-food court featuring a variety of restaurants to satisfy your appetite, including Steers, Fishaways, Debonairs, Nandos, and On a Roll – Hotdog Café. Pleasure and leisure await at Sibaya Casino where vibrant entertainment runs 24/7. The casino features both smoking and non-smoking areas, over 1 200 slot machines, and 55 gaming tables. Players can enjoy the latest slot machines or dive into exciting table games like American Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Poker, and Call Card 52.
Take a break and create fun for the whole family! The Fun Company at Sibaya offers the latest in family entertainment, featuring attractions like mini bowling, the newest arcade games, bumper cars, and much more for both adults and children.

Explore year-round attractions in beautiful KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal boasts a wide array of attractions to suit every taste and budget. With its subtropical climate, it’s an ideal destination to visit year-round. The balmy tropical climate is perfect for water sports. Soak up the hot African sun at the pool and then splash, swim and surf in the warm Indian ocean at Umdloti, Umhlanga or Ballito beaches.

For adrenalin-seekers, there’s deep-sea fishing, scuba, wreck- or shark-diving, snorkelling and kiteboarding. Be part of the KwaZulu-Natal’s Sharks Board’s exciting early morning boat tour, where you get to see the staff servicing the shark safety gear off Durban’s beaches – or opt for a bird’s eye view from a helicopter or microlight.

For nature-lovers there is the nearby Umgeni River Bird Park which is home to over 800 birds from 200 species. Visit The Durban Botanic Gardens, established in 1849, which feature major collections of cycads, palms, and orchids, creating a rich tapestry of indigenous and exotic plants. The garden offers various themed walks and group guided tours.

Golfers are spoilt for choice. They can tee off at the nearby Zimbali Country Club or visit Durban Country Club, Mount Edgecombe Country Club, Umhlali Country Club and Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, which are all along the north coast.

Sibaya is conveniently located between Umdloti and Umhlanga, a stone’s throw from the Durban business district and 15 minutes from King Shaka International Airport.

It’s easy to see why Durban’s most prestigious events are hosted at this Zulu-inspired entertainment destination. Allow your conference guests to be moved by cultural diversity and make your event one that truly stands out at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom.