Lions River

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Lions River
Lions River is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Lions River
Lions River
Lions River is located in South Africa
Lions River
Lions River
Lions River is located in Africa
Lions River
Lions River
 Lions River shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°28′12″S 30°09′18″E / 29.470°S 30.155°E / -29.470; 30.155Coordinates: 29°28′12″S 30°09′18″E / 29.470°S 30.155°E / -29.470; 30.155
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMgungundlovu
Municipality uMngeni
 • Total 2.41 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 970
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 86.0%
 • Coloured 7.1%
 • Indian/Asian 6.2%
 • White 0.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 73.6%
 • English 13.5%
 • Sotho 4.6%
 • Afrikaans 2.1%
 • Other 6.2%
PO box 3260
Area code 033

Lions River is a town in uMngeni Local Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, situated between Lidgetton and Howick in the center of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Its name originates from the last lion which was shot in the area in 1856.[2]

Lions River is a rural town on the Midlands Meander route, situated within the Dargle Valley. The Lions River Conservation District covers some 2,000 square kilometres (770 sq mi). The area is well known for farming, particularly dairy. Within the town itself, the Lions River Trading Post is the most popular attraction.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Lions River". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Information on Golf, Activities, Restaurants And Accommodation In Lions River". Where To Stay. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "South Africa Lions River". ShowMe. Retrieved 25 January 2014.