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Umbogintwini is located in KwaZulu-Natal
 Umbogintwini shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Location within Durban
Umbogintwini is located in Durban
Umbogintwini is located in South Africa
Umbogintwini (South Africa)
Umbogintwini is located in Africa
Umbogintwini (Africa)
Coordinates: 30°01′S 30°53′E / 30.017°S 30.883°E / -30.017; 30.883Coordinates: 30°01′S 30°53′E / 30.017°S 30.883°E / -30.017; 30.883
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Main Place Durban
 • Councillor (African National Congress)
 • Total 5.47 km2 (2.11 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 105
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 33.0%
 • Coloured 5.7%
 • Indian/Asian 15.1%
 • White 42.5%
 • Other 3.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 43.3%
 • Afrikaans 21.2%
 • Zulu 20.2%
 • Tsonga 5.8%
 • Other 9.6%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 4120
PO box 4120
Area code 905

Umbogintwini (a corruption of eZimbokodweni)[2] is a town near Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Its post office received the corrected name in 1997. It is best known for the industrial complex which has Acacia, Chemical Initiatives and Sammar warehouses.

The current ward (93) Councillor is Mrs Zungu.

Holiday resort on the Indian Ocean, 23 km south-west of Durban and 4 km north-east of Amanzimtoti. The name is an adaptation of Zulu Mbokodweni, ‘river of round grinding-stones’; the resort is named after the river which enters the sea there.[3]

eZimbokodweni means "site where small, round grinding stones are collected".[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Umbogintwini". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b Jenkins, Elwyn (2007), Falling into place: the story of modern South African place names, David Philip Publishers, p. 76
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 444.