Wholly owned by the University of Mpumalanga, the hotel is managed internally and falls under the Hotel and Catering Services division. We are honoured and quite excited to be part of this elegant hotel and conference centre which is run on commercial basis while the underpinning concept is that of aiding learning by acquainting hospitality students with comprehensive operational skills in hospitality through practice. To achieve this, hospitality students will be scheduled to rotate in all divisions of the hotel under the mentorship and coaching by qualified and professional hotel staff. The hotel will be receiving cohorts of students placed for WIL in the hotel or ordinary classes scheduled for practical orientation in the hotel and conference centre for operations.
The integration of theory and practice is one of the fundamental principles in the professional preparation of hospitality students. In this regard, the Hotel focuses on "Learning by Doing" for students to gain hands-on experience in operational roles in the restaurant, kitchen and all other hotel divisions.
Tfokomala Hotel and Conference Centre is open to the public for both the business and leisure traveller. Although envisioned as a “hotel with a purpose”- for teaching and learning, the Hotel will be committed to providing uncompromised hospitality through personalised service in all our operational areas. Tfokomala Hotel features 25 tastefully designed luxury rooms, Egumeni Restaurant- an esteemed fine dining eatery, a 250 seater conference centre and restaurant as well as an in-house wellness centre with seasoned instructors.
We are privileged to be part of Tfokomala Hotel’s pioneering journey as we welcome our guests and above all setting a career launch pad for our hospitality students. The foundations given to them will see them rise to become leaders in hospitality businesses and the tourism industry.
We are looking forward to welcoming you into our luxury hotel and experience comfort in the beautiful province of the rising sun; endowed with rich culture and diversity, beautiful scenery, the famous Kruger National Park, The Panorama Route, Sudwala Caves and many more.
Director: Hotel and Catering Services