Geography, History & Economy
Umvoti Local Municipality is part of uMzinyathi District Municipality.
MDB code: KZN245
Description: The Umvoti Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located along the eastern border of the uMzinyathi District in the KwaZulu-Natal province. It is about 65km from Dundee and approximately 70km from Pietermaritzburg. It is the largest municipality of four in the district, making up a third of its geographical area.
Umvoti comprises five traditional authority areas, all of which are located beyond a 40km radius from Greytown, which is the main centre within the municipal area. The central part of the area is generally covered with high-potential commercial farmland and is characterised by low population density.
It is well-served by provincial and regional roads, given its location at the intersection of the roads to Pietermaritzburg, the coast, the Drakensberg and the Battlefields Route.
Area: 2 705km²
Cities/Towns: Greytown, Kranskop
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, community services
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Postal PO Box 71, Greytown, 3250
Physical 41 Bell Street, Greytown
Tel 033 413 9100
Fax 033 417 1393