The Big 5 False Bay Local Municipality (KZN273)

The Big 5 False Bay Local Municipality was disestablished and merged with Hlabisa Local Municipality to establish Big 5 Hlabisa Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. All information displayed here is historical information relating to the municipality before being disestablished.

Geography, History & Economy

The Big 5 False Bay Local Municipality is part of uMkhanyakude District Municipality.

MDB code: KZN273

Description: The Big 5 False Bay Local Municipality is situated within the uMkhanyakude District in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Easily accessible off the N2 National Route, it lies adjacent to the False Bay (western) side of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (previously known as the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park) and is the starting point of the MR4 (LSDI Corridor), which links Hluhluwe to Mozambique. The town of Hluhluwe, which contains major shopping and light servicing facilities as well as the municipal offices, services the municipality.
 A large proportion of the land is used for agriculture and game lodge activities and is sparsely settled. The north-eastern parts of the municipality are occupied by fairly densely settled rural traditional communities (Makhasa, Mnqobokasi and Nibela).

Area: 2 487km²

Cities/Towns: Hluhluwe

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (25.9%), services (23.5%), transport (16.7%), wholesale (11.6%), finance (8.5%), manufacturing (8.4%)

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