Postal: PO Box 449, Mkuze, 3965
Physical: Harlingen No.13433, Mkuze
Tel: 035 573 8600
Fax: 035 573 1094
Area: 13 855km²
Description: uMkhanyakude District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the far north of the KwaZulu-Natal province. It is the second-largest district in KwaZulu-Natal. It shares its borders with Swaziland and Mozambique, as well as with the districts of Zululand and uThungulu. The Isimangaliso Wetland Park, formerly Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, encompasses the entire coastline. It consists of the following four local municipalities: uMhlabuyalingana, Jozini, Big Five Hlabisa and Mtubatuba. ‘uMkhanyakude' refers to the Acacia Xanthophloea fever tree and means ‘that shows light from afar'. The name reflects both the uniqueness of its people and their hospitality, as well as the biodiversity and conservation history that the region is very proud of.
Cities/Towns: Hlabisa, Hluhluwe, Ingwavuma, Jozini, Mbazwana, Mkuze, Mtubatuba, St Lucia
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, trade, tourism