Geography, History & Economy
Nkandla Local Municipality is part of King Cetshwayo District Municipality.
MDB code: KZN286
Description: The Nkandla Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the King Cetshwayo District in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is one of the five municipalities that make up the district.
Nkandla has a claim to be the ‘cradle’ of Zulu history. From Malandela to Shaka, to Dingane and Cetshwayo, Nkandla has been at the centre stage of the Zulu nation’s history. The graves of King Malandela and Cetshwayo are at Nkandla.
It consists mainly of tribal lands and state-owned land. The area has a wealth of undisturbed forests that boast mostly indigenous species. Nkandla Town offers the full array of urban development, albeit at a smaller scale compared to the majority of towns in KwaZulu-Natal.
Area: 1 828km²
Main Economic Sectors: Retail, agriculture
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Postal Private Bag X161, Nkandla, 3855
Physical Lot 292, Maree Road, Nkandla
Tel 035 833 2000
Fax 035 833 0920