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Mzimkulu River History

In the 1860s marble was found on the north bank of the Mzimkulu River. Some folk settled here and attempted to open the river mouth for shipping. William Bazley succeeded and from 1880 ships could sail in onto the river.

The Port Shepstone Harbor was used for transporting marble, sugar and lime to Durban. In 1882 a town was laid out. A group of 246 Norwegian immigrants settled here in that year.

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