Umlalazi was initially built as a leadership and training centre in the early 1990’s. The word “Umlalazi” means “Honing Stone” in Zulu. We were initially established to address the mines' needs for team training and leadership and supervisory programmes. We are very happy to now offer it in all its glory to those who seek tranquillity, soul searching moments and happy times with friends and family. Two large thatched lapas – Gemsbok and Kudu – are found on the property and are fully equipped for conferences and meetings.
A large screen, flip charts, Proxima, sound and microphone system, lecture room tables and chairs, tea, coffee and water coolers are on offer. Each lapa has its own stone braai facility for use after the meeting – Gemsbok’s braai area faces the dam so one can enjoy the breeze off the water after a days work. Both lapas have a bar area from where food can be served, and Kudu has its own kitchen. Toilets can be found at the back of each building.
Our wedding venue features a chapel or reception room and its thatched roof sweeps down almost to the ground providing a beautiful backdrop for wedding memories. It has a beautiful view facing the dam – an area which can also be used for an open-air ceremony. Tall trees surround the camp providing dappled shade and under which one can have tables for after-service drinks.
We provide crockery, cutlery, tables and chairs and we have a list of reliable providers for all the other items needed for your special day. We have accommodation at reasonable rates on site for those that attend the occasion from afar, that way your family and friends can join you for breakfast the next day and then spend time on the game farm relaxing, fishing, walking, cycling or taking photographs. The farm is booked out to only one function at a time, ensuring complete privacy for your stay.