Behind every conference or special event lies a purpose.  For us at TheKerzner @UJ, it is to reimagine the future of tourism and hospitality, one conference at a time, one graduate at a time.

For every conference hosted at The Kerzner@UJ, a prospective graduate studying towards a qualification in tourism and hospitality gains the opportunity to sharpen their skills and is a step closer to realizing their career-aspirations.

The Kerzner@UJ is a conference and banqueting hub, providing in-house food and beverage services that can be especially curated for up to 250 delegates. This 4-star graded venue, the first of its kind to attain this grading, is located at the Kerzner Building of the UJ Bunting road campus.  The venue is designed to enable flexibility and optimal space usage that can accommodate a broad range of event formations – from academic conferences, corporate meetings and functions to exhibitions, gala dinners, and banquets.

Famed for its culinary delights and bespoke food and wine pairing experiences, what truly sets this venue apart is the winning combination of professional experience with innate curiosity within the operational teams.  For each conference, professional staff are paired with prospective graduates to design and deliver an exceptional experience in accordance with the client’s brief.  

For our clients, this means double the value.  First through the experience of hosting your event, but also the philanthropical factor of knowing that your event has played a meaningful role in someone else’s career growth and development.

  • Conferences
  • Gala-Diners
  • Showcases and Exhibitions
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Year-End Functions 
  • Team-building activities

TheKerzner@UJ is the only banqueting and conference venue of its kind with a 4-star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Affirming commitment adhere to the highest standards of food and beverage safety for our staff and clients, our facilities are HACCP-certfified. TheKerzner@UJ is also affiliated to the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry.


KERZNER BUILDING: Bunting Road Campus

Our signature venues at the Kerzner Building are specially designed to enable flexibility and optimal space usage for a broad range of events – be it meetings, banquets, or conferences.

The building is aptly named after hospitality pioneer and patron of the School of Tourism and Hospitality, the Mr. Sol Kerzner.


Stellenbosch Executive Room
  • Seats up to 20 pax, Boardroom-style
  • Offers video conferencing facilities
  • Room opens to a small terrace for an optimal indoor/outdoor experience
  • Located near the in-house Waterford Restaurant and UJ Alumni Bar to offer a seamless meetings and function experience


Conference Room 1 & 2​

  • Versatile space, ideal of variety of summits and conferences.
  • Seats up to 100 cinema style | 60 classroom style | 30 U-shape | 80 cocktail | 60 banquet style
  • Break-away rooms can be arranged
  • Bistro can also be used as a separate lunch or dining area

Sun International Auditorium

  • Seats up to 147
  • Includes a large foyer that can be used for registration, entertainment, lunches, cocktail functions and exhibitions

City Lodge Syndicate Rooms

Three advanced venues. Seating 25 delegates each and a boardroom seating 16, are nestled behind a private glass door allowing you a tranquil space for your smaller conferences and meetings. Venues are fully equipped with standard audio visual (data projector and screen).

Syndicate 6,8 and 9 (seat 25 people each)
Syndicate Room 7 (seats 15)


Center for Culinary Excellence Theater (CCE) – Skills Kitchen and Theater

  • Seats up to 40 pax cinema style | 40 pax on banqueting-round tables (10) | 20 pax classroom style | 15 U-shape | 50 Cocktail waist-high tables with no chairs (standing event)
  • Standard tablecloths provided in black or white
  • Registration Table (s) provided
  • Flipcharts and Pens (at an additional charge)
  • Can be used as a classroom or a demonstration kitchen where guests can observe whilst seated
  • Ideal for culinary demonstrations, cooking workshops, and team-building activities
  • The adjacent industrial kitchens are available to caterers and culinary professionals for hire

Empact Culinary Theater

  • Seats up to 45 cinema style
  • Provides built-in Audio-Visual Unit infrastructure for recordings and technical support 
  • Located within the Auditorium precinct, thus can be used as a break-away room  
  • Provides access to the Auditorium foyer that can be used for registration, entertainment, lunches, cocktail functions, and exhibitions

Each event booking at TheKerzner@UJ is special as it presents an opportunity for our young and dynamic talent an opportunity to hone their knowledge and skills in the art of hospitality. And so, as a client, you represent far more than a sale, to us you are an inspiration.

Email: [email protected]

Call: +27(0)11 559 1141/42


All venues packages include complimentary Wi-Fi access and secure parking for guests.  Full venue back-up power is on standby with our generator.  Holding rooms are available to book where required for artists, speakers, and dignitaries.  Please note that UJ has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.