Carolina, Mpumalanga

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Carolina is located in South Africa
 Carolina shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°04′01″S 30°07′01″E / 26.067°S 30.117°E / -26.067; 30.117Coordinates: 26°04′01″S 30°07′01″E / 26.067°S 30.117°E / -26.067; 30.117
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Gert Sibande
Municipality Albert Luthuli
Established 1883
 • Total 14.66 km2 (5.66 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 16,846
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 86.8%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 2.0%
 • White 10.4%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 50.6%
 • Swazi 25.8%
 • Afrikaans 10.6%
 • English 4.2%
 • Other 8.8%
Postal code (street) 1185
PO box 1185
Area code 017

Carolina is a town situated on the Johannesburg to Swaziland route in Mpumalanga province in South Africa. It is a mixed farming and on a small scale coal and precious stone mining community. It was established by Cornelius Coetzee as a permanent outspan for wagons when gold was discovered in 1883 in Barberton and named after his wife Carolina. It was rebuilt after it was razed during the Second Boer War. The Komati Gorge and associated Komati River are situated in the vicinity of Carolina.

It has a very small township called Silobela with different sections in it. Silobela houses mostly Swati speaking people. There are Zulus, Ndebeles and a small number of Tsonga people.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Carolina". Census 2011.