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1. Mount Moreland

John Moreland surveyed this area which is named after him and it was here, in the 1860's that Liege Hulett began a farming industry which eventually made the name of his family synonymous with sugar in South Africa. His first sugar mill at Tinley Manor is now one of the largest in the country.

2. Tongaat

The Tongati river is named after the Zulu word for the Strychnos Mackenii trees which flourish on its banks.Europeans have corrupted this name to Tongaat and applied it to a straggling sugar town.The town is the centre for the Tongaat Sugar Estates, with their plantations and mill.The Moreland Molasses Company also has its home in this area.The town Tongaat was oficially renamed oThongathi on 1 October 2010.The department of Arts and Culture published a correction of spelling of Tongaat to oThongathi in their government notice No. 848 of Gazette No. 33584 on the 1st of October 2010.

3. Umdloti

The Mdloti River takes its name from a species of wild tobacco which grows on its banks. At the river mouth is a spacious lagoon and the holiday resort of Umdloti Beach, with hotels and bungalows overlooking a beach and a rock-enclosed tidal pool.

4. Westbrook

Westbrook Beach is a small growing community situated on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast between Ballito and La Mercy. The area is ideally placed for the nearby retail centres of Gateway and La Lucia Mall and ten minutes drive from Ballito, just a few kilometres to the north. The closest "large centre" to Westbrook is Umhlanga, about 30 minutes drive along the coast to the south. Umhlanga is an extremely popular resort that was once just a coastal dune forest. The beach here is ideal for swimming, and there are frequent visits from dolphins and whales. Once a year the 32 km International ARB Surf Ski World Cup race to Durban's Bay of Plenty starts at Westbrook Beach. Westbrook Beach has been awarded international Blue Flag status for excelling in safety, amenities, cleanliness and…