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Newcastle

Afrikaans name: Newcastle

Newcastle CBD

Newcastle CBD

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KwaZulu-Natal

Newcastle is the third largest city in KwaZulu-Natal behind Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

Newcastle was founded in 1864 and was named after the Duke of Newcastle who was the British Colonial Secretary.

The city is well known for its steel production and coal mining. In recent years there has been considerable expansion in the textile industry. The main farming activities in the surrounding areas are maize, dairy and beef.

There are a number of interesting things to do in around Newcastle including visiting Fort Amiel and Chelmsford Nature Reserve which is on the road to Ladysmith.

There are numerous types of accommodation in the city including hotels, bed and breakfasts, lodges and more.

CBD Newcastle

Another view of the Newcastle CBD

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Town Hall

Town Hall

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