Tugela Ferry

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Tugela Ferry
Tugela Ferry is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Tugela Ferry
Tugela Ferry
Tugela Ferry is located in South Africa
Tugela Ferry
Tugela Ferry
Coordinates: 28°44′S 30°26′E / 28.733°S 30.433°E / -28.733; 30.433Coordinates: 28°44′S 30°26′E / 28.733°S 30.433°E / -28.733; 30.433
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Umzinyathi
Municipality Msinga
 • Total 4.11 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
777 m (2,549 ft)
 • Total 2,093
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African 97.2%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.9%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu 95.4%
 • English 1.9%
 • Other 2.7%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
Area code 033

Tugela Ferry is a town on the northern bank of the Tugela River, in central KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. During the apartheid era it formed part of the KwaZulu homeland, and at present it is included in the Umzinyathi District Municipality. The town's name commemorates the ferry which once operated here before a steel bridge was constructed.[2]

The town's hospital (Church of Scotland Hospital) is renowned for having discovered the first XDR-TB outbreak in 2005.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Tugela Ferry". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, P.E. (2004). South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball, Jhb & Cape Town. p. 377. ISBN 1-86842-190-2.
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