The Big Five False Bay Local Municipality
The Big Five False Bay ( engl. The Big Five False Bay Local Municipality ) is a town in South Africa's District Umkhanyakude in the province of KwaZulu -Natal. The administrative center of the municipality is located in the town of Hluhluwe. Thembisile Comfort Khumalo is the mayor. The IFP represents the majority in the City Council. The community was named after the Big Five, the five big animals of Africa. Lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino are the animals that can be seen in the animal parks in the area. The False Bay (English for "wrong bay ") is a part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and belongs to the municipality.
2001, the municipality had 31 098 inhabitants on an area of 1161 square kilometers.
The Big Five False Bay is located just north of Mtubatuba and extends in a northerly direction to the Mkuze Game Reserve. In the west the municipality borders on Hlabisa and on the east by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The community can be divided into three areas: the private game reserves, the three managed by chiefs areas ( tribal Authorities) and the agricultural area. The main towns in the municipality are Hluhluwe and Dukumbane.
The main pillars of the economy in the municipality are agriculture and tourism. Important products in agriculture are timber, sugar and pineapple. 90 percent of the pineapple production in South Africa takes place here. But it also sugarcane, sisal agave, cotton, tomatoes and chilli are grown. However, there are still a lot of potential in agriculture, as a traditional settlement patterns - many very small settlements with a few huts and a few more places - and some customs obstacles to development. To skim off this potential needs the community an improved agricultural management and improved irrigation systems.
Hluhluwe claims to be a center of tourism in KwaZulu -Natal. There are many good hotels: From camping to 5 -star accommodation in game reserves. The roads are in good condition.
- Hluhluwe- Umfolozi Park, the oldest game reserve in Africa. It was founded in 1895. Here was the hunting ground of rulers such as Dingiswayo and Shaka.
- Exhibit and sell Thembalethu Craft Village, a project in which Zulu artisans and artists themselves braided baskets, beadwork, carvings and other products
- KwaZulu- Natal Top Business - The Big 5 False Bay Municipality (English) Retrieved on 10 February 2010.
- The Big Five False Bay Local Municipality - Integrated Development Plan ( Spatial Development Framework ) 2007/ 08 (English, PDF, 0.55 MB) Accessed on 10 February 2010.