Pongola

The town originated during the depression of the 1930’s and one of the schemes, to circumvent the drought, was to build a weir of 6m high 27km West of Golela, during 1934. At the start the scheme was not very successful and many of the settlers moved away, but the government then improved and expanded the canal system, after an agreement was reached with a big Sugar firm to build a refinery on the settlement.

Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe

The town of Hluhluwe is one of the most important tourist attractions in the northern region of...

Babanango

Babanango

A mountain called Babanango is situated about 69km north of Melmoth and looks down on a town with...

Ulundi

Ulundi

Site of the royal village of Zulu, previously capital of KwaZulu, and the name in Zulu means 'the...

Richard’s Bay

Richard’s Bay

Takes its name from the bay at the mouth of the Mhlathuze River, which was named after Sir...

Eshowe

Eshowe

Proclaimed in 1915, named after the sound of the wind through the trees or after ishowe, a...

Empangeni

Empangeni

The Norwegian Mission Society first established it in 1851 as a mission station. It takes its name...

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