The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

New Hanover

Afrikaans name: New Hanover

The main road through New Hanover

Photo by Claire Herbert

New Hanover is a small town situated halfway between Pietermaritzburg and Greytown.

It was founded in 1850. The original German settlers named it after the German city of Hanover.

The surrounding farmlands produce a variety of crops including timber, fruit and grain, but sugarcane is the main one.

New Hanover is not far from Albert Falls Dam.

References and further reading

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 231

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 139

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