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    Mount Edgecombe

About Mount Edgecombe

Mount Edgecombe is a sugar-growing suburb of Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, situated just north of Durban, which forms part of eThekwini, the Greater Durban Metropolitan. It is famous for resorts and golf. It includes a retirement home for the elderly of Durban. The population increased 89% between 2001 and 2011 from 3,874 to 7,323. The Black African population decreased while the White and Indian population rose greatly.

Quick Facts

Province: KwaZulu-Natal
Region: Durban Metro
Country: South Africa
Address: Mount Edgecombe, Kwazulu-Natal

Why go?

If you are a keen golfer then Mt Edgecombe is the place to spend your holiday. The courses are magnificent and its only a short drive to the beaches of the Dolphin Coast

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Its name is derived from the Earl of Mount Edgecombe in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Illovo Sugar Limited based in Mount Edgecombe, Durban, South Africa is Africa’s largest sugar producer. The group produces raw and refined sugar for local, regional African, European Union, United States and world markets from sugar cane supplied by its own agricultural operations and independent growers who supply cane to Illovo’s factories.

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Mount Edgecombe Country Club