Situated on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, iLembe District is set to become a major economic hub in the province. The strategic N2 national highway running from Durban up through Richards Bay to Swaziland and Mozambique dissects the district.
Three distinct development zones exist in the district: the coastal strip with its residential and tourism components; the inland corridor, which is influenced by the existence of major commercial agricultural activities, and the rural hinterland.
Pivotal to the district’s future success, is the development of Dube Trade Port (DTP) – comprising of the King Shaka International Airport (KSIA), the trade zone, cargo terminal, agri-zone and support zone (with Dube i-Connect servicing the precinct’s IT requirements). The development has created immense opportunities for growth and stimulation of economic initiatives.