The river and its tributaries on a map of northeastern KwaZulu-Natal
|- location||Babanango, South Africa|
|- elevation||1,519 m (4,984 ft)|
|- location||Indian Ocean, KwaZulu-Natal|
|Length||100 km (62 mi)|
|Basin||4,209 km2 (1,625 sq mi)|
The Mhlathuze River (Afrikaans: Mhlatuzerivier) is a river in South Africa. Located in KwaZulu-Natal, its catchment area has a surface area of 4,209 km2. It rises in the west in the Babanango hills at an altitude of 1,519 m and flows over 100 km eastwards to the sea forming an estuary. The deep-sea port of Richards Bay is situated at the mouth of the Mhlathuze River and all industrial development is focused within the Empangeni / Richards Bay complex.
- Mhlathuze River Estuary, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Archived 2012-07-08 at the Wayback Machine.
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