Tugela Ferry

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Tugela Ferry
Tugela Ferry is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Tugela Ferry
Tugela Ferry
Tugela Ferry is located in South Africa
Tugela Ferry
Tugela Ferry
Tugela Ferry is located in Africa
Tugela Ferry
Tugela Ferry
 Tugela Ferry shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 28°44′S 30°26′E / 28.733°S 30.433°E / -28.733; 30.433Coordinates: 28°44′S 30°26′E / 28.733°S 30.433°E / -28.733; 30.433
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Umzinyathi
Municipality Msinga
 • Total 4.11 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Elevation 777 m (2,549 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,093
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 97.2%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 95.4%
 • English 1.9%
 • Other 2.7%
PO box 3010
Area code 033

Tugela Ferry is a town on the northern bank of the Tugela River, in central KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. During the apartheid era it formed part of the KwaZulu homeland, and at present it is included in the Umzinyathi District Municipality. The town's name commemorates the ferry which once operated here before a steel bridge was constructed.[2]

The town's hospital (Church of Scotland Hospital) is renowned for having discovered the first XDR-TB outbreak in 2005.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Tugela Ferry". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, P.E. (2004). South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball, Jhb & Cape Town. p. 377. ISBN 1-86842-190-2.