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KwaZulu-Natal Economic Profile


Geographical Position of KZN Key Spatial Features
  • Bordered by three foreign countries:
    • KwaZulu-Natal is bordered by the countries of Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho - the only other province bordered by as many foreign countries is Limpopo.
  • Closest South African coastal province to Gauteng (N3 Corridor):
    • Of the four coastal provinces in South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal is located closest to the economic hub of the country in Gauteng.
  • The mild sub-tropical climate and warm sea water:
    • KwaZulu-Natal’s mild sub-tropical climate provides it with comparative advantages in both Agriculture and Tourism.
  • Two natural world heritage sites:
    • The province contains the country’s highest mountain range (the Drakensberg –high berg) and Southern Africa’s largest estuarine system (St Lucia Wetland), both of which have been declared world heritage sites.
  • The province possesses vast tracts of land under traditional authorities.
  • Cultural/Heritage Advantages:
    • The renowned Zulu Kingdom, KwaZulu-Natal can rightfully claim to be the traditional home and birthplace of the Zulu people.
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