Famous for its sugar factory, Tongaat is about 37km north of Durban. There is a colonial feel to the town and it is also the oldest Indian community in South Africa as the indentured Indians arrived to work on the sugar plantations in the 1860s. Today, it remains one of the biggest sugar-producing areas in the world. The Maidstone Sugar Mill, one of the country’s first mills, still uses the original sugar crushing methods.
Crocodile Creek, a crocodile farm where feedings can be viewed. Ndolondolo reptile park. Where you can view many different types of reptilian.
Tongaat was established in 1945 and its name was corrupted from the river's name, Tongati, the Zulu word for the Strychnos mackenii trees that flourish on its banks.