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Umkomaas, a small coastal town on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa was formed when a harbour was built in 1861, to export sugar, on the mouth of the navigable Mkhomazi River. When the successful dredging of Durban harbour's sandbar and the arrival of the railway, the town suffered and like Port Shepstone the harbour fell into disuse. A large number of whales once used the estuary as a nursery, giving birth in the shallows. The Zulus named the river after this spectacle (uMkhomazi means the place of cow whales). The settlement was originally known as South Barrow, with its suburb known today as Ilfracombe then called North Barrow. The town is located 48 km south of central Durban and is accessible by rail, and roads including the N2 Freeway and the coastal R102 or "Old Main Road."

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GPS Coordinates Decimal Decimal Deg Min & Sec Deg & Decimal Min
Latitude -30.2001° S 30.2001° S 30° 12' 0.36" -30° 12.006'
Longitude 30.7999° E 30.7999° E 30° 47' 59.64" 30° 47.994'
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Umkomaas
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
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