Park Rynie

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Park Rynie
Park Rynie is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Park Rynie
Park Rynie
Park Rynie is located in South Africa
Park Rynie
Park Rynie
Park Rynie is located in Africa
Park Rynie
Park Rynie
 Park Rynie shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 30°19′S 30°44′E / 30.317°S 30.733°E / -30.317; 30.733Coordinates: 30°19′S 30°44′E / 30.317°S 30.733°E / -30.317; 30.733
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District ugu
Municipality Umdoni
Main Place Scottburgh
Area[1]
 • Total 7.81 km2 (3.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,732
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 34.8%
 • Coloured 5.1%
 • Indian/Asian 48.0%
 • White 11.5%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 65.2%
 • Zulu 23.7%
 • Xhosa 3.7%
 • Afrikaans 3.6%
 • Other 3.8%
PO box 4182

Park Rynie is a small resort town on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It was established in 1857 and possibly named after Renetta (nicknamed Rynie) Hoets, wife of one of the John Phillip Hoffman, partner in the firm Nosworthy & Co. that bought the original farm for development. There was a whaling station here built during World War I, Park Rynie Whales Ltd. A breakwater, Rocky Bar Pier and a landing ramp were also built. Neighboring towns and settlements include Scottburgh, Rocky Bay, Pennington, and Umzinto.

Indian South Africans are the single largest population group in Park Rynie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Park Rynie". Census 2011.