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Project update: Oceans Umhlanga, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Project update for the Oceans Umhlanga development in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal Province, South Africa.

Project summary

  • Investment value: R4.2-billion
  • City contribution: R150-million
  • Developer contribution: R4.2-billion
  • Investor: Oceans uMhlanga Pty (Ltd)
  • Start and finish date: 2008–2068
  • Jobs created: 21 200 temporary and 10 300 permanent
  • Annual revenue: R34.4-million (rates)

Progress to date:

  • Land preparation in terms of rezoning, building planning complete
  • Construction on the buildings started on site in Apr 2017, was put on hold and resumed in Jan 2021
  • Engagements with the City underway with regards to transport infrastructure upgrades required to support the development and broader node

Next Steps (12 months) *

  • Completion of Phase 1 of the development (Hotel & Retail)
  • Finalization of a way forward on the Road Upgrades and Public Transport Facility
  • Engagements are currently underway with relocation of the temporary taxi rank

*At time of publication

More information:

Potential investors, kindly send a short introduction & message for attention of the project promoters and investment facilitation team, using the name of the project – Oceans Umhlanga – in your subject line. Thank you!


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