Few villages in Africa have a lovelier rural setting than eXobho (Ixopo).

Founded in 1878 as an agricultural and timber-producing centre, the village takes it's name from a marsh called by the Zulus 'eXobho'; the sound made by a person squelching through the mud.

The narrow gauge railway which serves the district passes through beautiful hill scenery on it's route from Umzinto on the south coast.

The department of Arts and Culture published a correction of spelling of Ixopo to eXobho in their government notice No. 832 of Gazette No. 34651 on the 7th of October 2011.

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