Mkhambathini Local Municipality (KZN226)
Geography, History & Economy
MDB code: KZN226
Description: The Mkhambathini Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located along the south-eastern boundary of the uMgungundlovu District in KwaZulu-Natal. It is the second-smallest municipality of seven in the district. It consists of seven wards, with a large part of the municipality being rural in nature and underdeveloped.
Mkhambathini has several comparative advantages. It is well located in relation to Durban and Pietermaritzburg and adjoins Cato Ridge, a potential industrial node. The N3, which is identified in the Spatial Growth and Development Strategy as a Provincial Corridor, runs east-west through the central part of the municipal area.
Significant portions of the municipality fall within the Valley of a Thousand Hills (with Table Mountain a major landmark), an area with high potential for ecotourism, and in the Midlands Mist Belt, which has a well-established agricultural economy. Mkhambathini is an isiZulu word derived from eMkhambathini, which means ‘the place of acacia trees'.
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, tourismThe information in this directory is compiled from various sources and is subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, contact us so that we may correct them.