The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

New Germany

Afrikaans name: New Germany

New Germany industrial area

The industrial area of New Germany

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New Germany is a town on the edge of Pinetown. The town dates back to 1848 when German immigrants settled in the area. The Germans initially called their village Neu-Deutschland which translates to New Germany.

At first settlers in the New Germany area tried to grow cotton but this proved to be unsuccessful. They then switched to growing vegetables and flowers.

Although New Germany is only 20 km or so from the coast it does not have such a high humidity as is encountered in Durban.

One of the attractions in New Germany is the New Germany Nature Reserve which sits on a hill overlooking the town.

Looking towards New Germany commercial area

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Durban accommodation

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Durban has plenty of accommodation options available

References and further reading

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 206

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 120

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 233

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 339


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