Melmoth is a small town situated in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The town was established in the Mthonjaneni district after the annexation of Zululand by the United Kingdom in 1887 and was named after Sir Melmoth Osborn. Large wattle plantations were set up and a wattle bark factory was established in 1926.The district is also filled with sugar cane plantations from the outskirts of the town into the surrounding villages, animals and the most extraordinary bird types. The main hospital in Melmoth is St Marys kwaMagwaza Hospital that caters for the people of Melmoth and surrounding villages. It is a government funded hospital.
Other notable sites are the local Total garage and Steers which serve travellers on the main Piet Retief Road as the route is extremely busy during holiday periods.
Vehicle registrations in Melmoth start with NO - N for Natal, O for Osborn.