Mtunzini - A village blessed with a sub tropical climate offering stunning views over the Umlalazi Nature Reserve and the warm Indian Ocean is set in a Nature Conservancy and has no high rise buildings. Our boutique accommodation, One-On-Hely is conveniently situated on the main road (Hely Hutchinson) into Mtunzini. The lounge and dining room open onto the deck of the swimming pool. Drinks are served from the bar at reception. No smoking is permitted inside the residence. The property is walled and parking is secure.

We offer elegant double rooms with stylish en suite bathrooms and with either twin or king extra length configuration. Each room has its own entrance and a private balcony with great forest and sea views.

Not suitable for children under 13 years of age.

No pets allowed.


  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Hairdryers
  • Selected DStv bouquet
  • In room mini bar fridge
  • Complimentary tea/coffee tray
  • Work desk
  • WiFi
  • In room safe
  • Swimming towels are provided
  • Laundry on request
  • Secure off road parking
Breakfasts are served in the contemporary dining room or out on the naturally weathered balau pooldeck. Numerous popular restaurants are within walking distance and serve lunches and dinners.

Visitors can safely walk around the village. The beach, nature reserve, mangrove swamps, lagoon and river are 2km away. Zululand is ideally based for a rich variety of day excursions. Some of the world's best game parks, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and the reconstructed Royal Zulu capitals of uMgungundlovu and oNdini are all within easy reach and make a memorable day's outing. Established in 1985, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is Africa's oldest game sanctuary and before that it was protected as the exclusive hunting preserve of the Zulu kings.

The P230 Route travels through historical country where King Shaka built his KwaBulawayo capital at the height of his military power.

45kms from Mtunzini you will find the ever popular Eshowe, a place of historical interest with museums, hiking trails, a 125m Aerial Boardwalk and the only pub in Zululand to brew their own beer.

Birders will be interested to know that the Zululand Birding Route offers some of SA's finest Birding, with over 600 species in a huge variety of habitat. The nearby Ongoye forest is home to many rare and endemic bird species including the Green Barbet.

Things to do
Mtunzini is a residential village. So whilst there are pubs and restaurants, the village is quiet. People wishing to shop, go to movies etc need only travel 40kms north to Richards Bay, 80kms south to Ballito Bay or 100kms south to the biggest shopping mall in Kwa Zulu Natal, the Gateway centre in Umhlanga.

Business people can relax in an unpolluted environment and do business in Isithebe (Mandini), Empangeni and Richards Bay, all within a 50km radius of Mtunzini. Durban is 135km south of Mtunzini.

Mtunzini Country Club invites visitors to use their facilities. They offer tennis, squash and have a challenging nine hole par 71 golf course. Besides trying to make a few birdies, birders may spot a rare Palmnut Vulture gliding over the course to nest in the nearby Raphia Palms, one of the few declared National Monuments in South Africa.

We are situated 60kms from Richards Bay Airport and 90kms from King Shaka International.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Greenwood Guides Member
  • Portfolio Collection Member
  • Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • DSTV in communal area
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • lock-up safe
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities

Directions from Durban (Or King Shaka Airport)

Travel north on the N2 for ±135km (±90km King Shaka)
Keep left at Mthunzini Toll Plaza and take Mthunzini off ramp.
Turn right at the intersection – One-on-Hely is 1km up the road on the right hand side

Directions from Richards Bay Airport

From the airport take Fish Eagle Flight road
Turn right into Nkoninga
Left onto East Central Arterial
Left onto North Central Arterial (M231)
Right onto John Ross Parkway (R34) – this should be about 30km

Then left onto N2 towards Stanger and Durban – Mthunzini off ramp is 29 km away.

Come off at Mthunzini Toll Plaza and turn left – One-on-Hely is 1 km up the road on the right hand side