MINI Umhlanga (SMG Rocks)

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Dealership History

Founded in July 2003 by Sean McCarthy, the SMG Group has grown significantly from its original 2 dealerships, SMG Durban and SMG Pietermaritzburg, to now compromise of 8 dealerships, including five BMW dealerships and one MINI dealership. These include our Approved Repair Centre in Marseilles Drive, Briardene, which opened in September 2006, and our state-of-the-art SMG Cape Town, situated at the entrance of the Canal Walk Shopping Centre, which opened in February 2009. SMG South Coast commenced trading in July 2011, and SMG Rocks, KZN's first exclusive MINI dealership, opened in December 2012.

SMG Durban is managed by Dealer Principle Mr Trevor Meyer, and Mr Anthony Ellis heads up our bustling Pietermaritzburg branch. Our South Coast dealership is in the capable hands of Mr Darren Staats, while our funky SMG Rocks has Dealer Principle Patrick MCcarthy at the helm. SMG Cape Town is ably run by Mark Ross.

Thanks to a great team and fantastic support from our loyal customers, we are proud to be among the top performing dealerships in the country.

SMG has been the proud recipients of BMW South Africa's most prestigious award, Dealer of the Year, four times in the last five years. Our commitment to service excellence is frequently recognised by our manufacturers and customers alike, and are honoured to have won the following awards:

Dealer of the Year (SMG South Coast)

Dealer of the Year on two separate occasions (SMG Pietermaritzburg)

Dealer of the Year, Financial Services Dealer of the Year and Aftersales Dealer of the Year (SMG Cape Town)

Most Improved Repair Centre (SMG Approved Repair Centre)

SMG Durban is consistently among the country's top 3 BMW dealers in terms of volume, is the highest volume dealer in KZN and was runner up to Dealer of the Year

MINI Dealer of the Year for 2 consecutive years in 2014 and 2015. (SMG Rocks)

In addition to this remarkable story, SMG Rocks has been awarded International MINI Dealer of the Year 2016 for South Africa.


To provide a platform for employees to develop career satisfaction through recognition and reward.

To enrich stakeholder value while meeting the values of integrity, fairness and transparency.  


Our Vision

-   Be the first choice in quality, service and value for all our customers. 

At SMG, perfection is a daily pursuit. From our state of the art dealerships, to our powerful, stylish and luxurious cars, we constantly strive to set new standards in customer satisfaction, quality of service and dynamic efficiency. Managing Director, Sean McCarthy, believes that SMG's success can largely be attributed to the loyal support of our customers, who motivate and inspire our staff to continually perform at the highest level, with the passion and commitment that our beautiful cars command. To pursue perfection, visit your nearest SMG dealership: SMG Durban, SMG Pietermaritzburg, SMG South Coast, SMG Rocks, SMG Approved Repair Centre, or SMG Cape Town.

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21 Lighthouse Road

Umhlanga Rocks

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 17:00
Saturdays: 08:00 - 13:00
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

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