Umtata High School is situated in the central business district of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. A very important structure in the city, the school is bordered by the Transkei Primary School on one side and the famous Nelson Mandela Museum on the other side.  Across the N2 road which is the other boundary of the school is the Viljoen Hostel for students.  The Colours of the school are white, black, gold, and dark green. The school uniform and all the school regalia is made from these colours.

The Swiming Gala is one of those Umtata High School events that cannot be missed! It happens annually in the first term and the attendance seems to be improving noticeably for the past two or three years since the pool was refurbished.

District: O.R. Tambo

Sport Coordinator: Mzwandile Sithelo

Sport Code: Athletics & Rowing

School Address: 13 Victoria Street, Norwood, Mthatha, 5099