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About Us

Umhlatuze Pharmacy Group is owned by Dr. GP Kriel known as Taffy by the community. Taffy is a family man and has the heart of the community behind his drive. Taffy doesn’t just medicate but he educate as well ! 

Dr. Kriel opened his first pharmacy in Empangeni 1986, Medico Pharmacy and has grown the business into 4 successful pharmacies Zululand.
Umhlatuze Pharmacy Group's longevity in the pharmacy industry is one of the many reasons why our customers trust us.

The Pharmacies consists of a Responsible Pharmacist, Pharmacy Manager and Front shop Manager who reports to Taffy on a daily basis. We boast with excellent staff who are highly trained and very customer attentive and orientated.

Since the opening of Dr. Kriel's first pharmacy in 1986 the group has expanded to 4 branches and a Wholesaler:

Our Branches

  •   Medico Pharmacy - Empangeni CBD
    Monday-Friday: 08h00-17h00
    Saturday: 08h00-14h00
    Sunday: closed
  •   Medi-Park Pharmacy - Empangeni Central
    Monday-Saturday: 08h00-20h00
    Sunday: 09h00-13h30 & 17h00-20h00
  •   5 Ways Pharmacy - Empangeni
    Monday-Saturday: 08h00-19h00
    Sunday: 10h00-15h00
  •   Umhlatuze Pharmacy - Richards Bay CBD
    Monday-Sunday: 08h00-20h00