Endumeni Local Municipality

Endumeni (English Endumeni Local Municipality ) is a town in South Africa's District Umzinyathi in the province of KwaZulu -Natal. The administrative center of the municipality is located in Dundee. Winfreda Mbatha is the mayor. The ANC represents the majority in the City Council.

The name of the village comes from the Endumeni Mountain, the highest peak of the mountain range Biggarsberg. Endumeni (also: Indumeni ) is the Zulu word for "Where the thunder rolls ". In the hills often suggest a lightning. The municipality covers an area of ​​1610 square kilometers. 2007, the municipality had 54 447 inhabitants according to projections.


Endumeni is strategically located midway between Johannesburg and Durban and is located in the geographic center of the northern KwaZulu- Natal at the foot of Biggarsberg Mountains. The community is well served by transport links: it run several regional roads by the municipality (R33, R68, R602 ). The infrastructure for rail and air transport is well developed.

The most important cities in the municipality are Dundee and Glencoe. Other places are Bloed Rivier, Blood River, Van Rooyen, Vant 's Drift and Wasbank.


Endumeni is also the economic center of the north of the province. The main source of income is agriculture. In the municipality of livestock is mainly operated. The performed here livestock markets are very profitable. In addition to cattle, there are sheep farming, dairy farming and agriculture.

Coal mining was once the main economic factor of the northern KwaZulu- Natal. Although its importance has decreased, this industry is still important for the region.


  • In the Talana Museum, the economic and cultural history of the region is described.
  • The Isibindi Eco Reserve is a nature reserve with an area of ​​over 1,600 hectares with different habitats of mountain grass area and steppe landscape in the valleys to forests along rivers; the nature reserve is home to a variety of native species
  • Dundee is located in the historic battlefields of the Zulu and Boer wars (including the battles of Blood River and at Isandhlwana ). Some of battlefields can be visited. There are also reconstructions of buildings and command posts from the war.