Description Umzinto is a town 10 kilometres inland from Park Rynie on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa in the Umdoni Local Municipality which is under the Ugu District Municipality. It was a sugarcane growing area and the town was set up as the centre for a sugar mill. The first public company in Natal was established at Umzinto in 1858. Umzinto has grown and developed to a self-sustaining urban place. Legend has it that the town's name derives from the encounter of two gentlemen, one of whom was named Um. Upon encountering a stream, the two decided to cross it, but Um did not notice the crocodile lurking beneath the surface. Subsequently Um was attacked by the crocodile, and bitten in half. "Um's in two!" his friend exclaimed. This is merely a fable written by Jonathan Swift and is not true. There is a dispute about the original name of Umzinto. History says it is Umenzi wezinto, a Zulu name meaning doer of things and due to continuous mis-pronunciation by white people it was ... Location/Address/Phone No./Fax No.
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Deg & Decimal Min Latitude
S 30° 19' 0.12" -30° 19.002' Longitude
E 30° 40' 0.12" 30° 40.002'
Address Umzinto KwaZulu-Natal South Africa Phone No. No phone number available Fax No. No fax number available More Information
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