Abaqulusi Local Municipality

AbaQulusi (English abaQulusi Local Municipality ) is a town in South Africa's Zululand District in the province of KwaZulu -Natal. The administrative center of the municipality is located in Vryheid. George Dlamini is the mayor. The IFP represents the majority in the City Council.

2007, the municipality had 194 469 inhabitants. It covers an area of ​​4185 square kilometers. The name abaQulusi was the name of the people from ebaQulusini, an important area of ​​influence King Shaka in Zulureich.


AbaQulusi located in the western part of the Zululand District and on the north of KwaZulu -Natal. As the entire district is also abaQulusi from mainly rural areas.

The most important cities in the municipality are Vryheid, Louwsburg, Clifton and Ekuthuthukeni.


The main industry in the village is agriculture. The topography of the region is suitable for the cultivation of many agricultural products. Timber, agricultural crops and livestock are important products. The lumber industry is growing rapidly and a lot of it is exported. However, no local workers are hired, but migrants. In addition, so far no further processing industry has settled.

There are grown among other corn, peanuts and soybeans. The livestock was an important economic activity, but it is severely hampered by rising costs and cattle theft. A major problem is the fact that most raw materials are processed outside the region.

Due to the excellent transport links, the community has a lot of potential for tourism. AbaQulusi boasts beautiful scenery with lots of wildlife and over 370 bird species. There are also many game farms. The region is ideal for eco-tourism. Also the various historic sites are important for tourism, for example, the scene of the Battle of Blood River, the Battlefields Route and the Zulukönigreich general.


  • Open-Air Mine Museum
  • Cultural village ( rural villages )
  • Avi -tourism ( Vogelökotourismus )
  • Þaka -Zulu Game Reserve: a private game reserve with an exceptional spa. It offered, among other natural mineral mud baths.
  • Coal Train tourist trips ( ride in the coal train )
  • Ntendeka Wilderness Area (protected wilderness area )
  • Coronation King Dinuzulus
  • Grave of Princess Mkabayi
  • Of death of Napoléon Eugène Louis Bonaparte