Donnybrook, KwaZulu-Natal

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A building in Donnybrook
A building in Donnybrook
Donnybrook is located in KwaZulu-Natal
 Donnybrook shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Donnybrook is located in South Africa
Donnybrook (South Africa)
Donnybrook is located in Africa
Donnybrook (Africa)
Coordinates: 29°45′S 30°0′E / 29.750°S 30.000°E / -29.750; 30.000Coordinates: 29°45′S 30°0′E / 29.750°S 30.000°E / -29.750; 30.000
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Harry Gwala
Municipality Ingwe
 • Total 15.10 km2 (5.83 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,683
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.4%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.4%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 92.8%
 • S. Ndebele 1.5%
 • Tswana 1.4%
 • Sotho 1.1%
 • Other 3.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
PO box 3237
Area code 039

Donnybrook is a settlement in Harry Gwala District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

Village some 80 km southwest of Pietermaritzburg. It was named after Donnybrook, a suburb of Dublin, by Robert Comrie, the owner of the farm on which it was laid out.[2]

Until the mid-1980s, it was the northern terminus of the Umzinto – Donnybrook narrow gauge railway.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Donnybrook". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 141.