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Once a coach stop, Newcastle was named after the 5th Duke of Newcastle and settled in 1854. Today it’s the commercial hub for the region and the largest town in the northern section of the KwaZulu-Natal Province.
The town has a bloody history and was often the scene of battles between the British, the Zulu and the Boer. Fortunately the town endured and visitors can enjoy the history and the ongoing improvements made by the progressive and forward-thinking inhabitants.
Newcastle is surrounded by a number of interesting and scenic mountain passes, two of which skirt lovely waterfalls.
There is an eclectic mix of peoples living in Newcastle, the town has attracted people of British and Indian descent, Afrikaners, Pakistanis and most notably, Chinese families. However, the majority of residents are Zulu.
Top 6 reasons to visit Newcastle
1. Stroll through the town to appreciate the Victorian buildings that stand alongside their contemporary companions. Visit... Show more
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