Umbala Trading


Umbala Trading CC is a passenger transport company with head office in Durban and depots in Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal and Soshanguve, Gauteng. 

We are a Level 1 Black Empowerment Company specializing in scholar transport and private hires in multiple locations within South Africa.

We have satellite depots in Krugersdorp, Kempton Park and Germiston in Gauteng, Bridgetown and Mitchells Plain in the Western Cape Province and Vryheid, Matatiele and Newcastle in Kwazulu –Natal.      

Umbala Trading CC commenced with operating scholar transport buses in 2011, we serviced many of the schools in the Uthukela, Umzinyathi, Amajuba, Harry Gwala and Zululand districts as part of the   Kwazulu-Natal Department of Transport Learner Transport project.

Since 2014 we have been operating in 5 districts of Gauteng as part of the Gauteng Department of Education Learner Transport project.

In the beginning of 2020, we were awarded a learner transport contract providing transport in the Vhembe & Waterberg districts in the Limpopo Province 

However the roots of the company extend back to the 1980’s when our management team started working part-time in the passenger transport industry whilst in high school. Our team has been involved in special hire/charter business since 1995.