Bazley, KwaZulu-Natal

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Bazley is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Bazley is located in South Africa
Bazley is located in Africa
 Bazley shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 30°26′0″S 30°39′0″E / 30.43333°S 30.65000°E / -30.43333; 30.65000Coordinates: 30°26′0″S 30°39′0″E / 30.43333°S 30.65000°E / -30.43333; 30.65000
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Ugu
Municipality Umdoni
 • Total 1.65 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 268
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 32.0%
 • Coloured 1.5%
 • White 66.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 61.9%
 • Zulu 23.5%
 • Afrikaans 6.7%
 • Xhosa 5.2%
 • Other 2.6%

Bazley is a residential beach town along the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, south of Durban.

It was named after John Bazley — an engineer and Byrne Immigrant whose son William successfully opened the Mzimkulu River mouth for shipping in the 1880s, at the place now known as Port Shepstone. Bazley / Bazley Beach can be found on the Umdoni Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. John Bazley first arrived in the area in 1859 and set up camp on the banks of the Ifafa River. After a fairly good start, his farming activities grew and he was granted 612 acres (250 ha) of land for sugar farming. He worked hard and prospered. Within two years, he had established a sugar mill.

Today, Bazley is a quiet and tranquil cove for lazy days on the beach and destressing. It is only accessible from the Sezela motorway turn off.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Bazley". Census 2011. 
  • Denzil Bazley. Nil Desperandum, the Bazley Story. The Royle Trust. 2000