The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Umzinto

Umzinto's main street is a busy place

Photo © Steven Herbert

The little town of Umzinto is situated 10 km from the coast and a bit south of Scottburgh.

Umzinto weather


Sugar cane is the name of the game around these parts and the town was originally established around a sugar mill.

Although the town has lost some of its main industries over the years, it remains a busy place. Unfortunately the infrastructure in the town has declined over the years.

Not far from Umzinto is Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve. If it is the beach you are looking for then Park Rynie is also nearby.

References and further reading

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 115

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 332

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 126

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 190


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