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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

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

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

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