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Coordinates: 27°25′48″S32°04′01″E / 27.430°S 32.067°E / -27.430; 32.067 Coordinates: 27°25′48″S32°04′01″E / 27.430°S 32.067°E / -27.430; 32.067
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Umkhanyakude
Municipality Jozini
  Total4.16 km2 (1.61 sq mi)
(2011) [1]
  Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
   Black African 90.6%
   Coloured 0.3%
   Indian/Asian 4.3%
   White 3.2%
First languages (2011)
   Zulu 84.2%
   English 5.8%
   Afrikaans 1.9%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
Area code 035

Jozini is a settlement in Umkhanyakude District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

Umkhanyakude District Municipality District municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

uMkhanyakude is the northernmost of the 11 districts of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Its seat is Mkuze. It is a very rural district, the largest town being Mtubatuba in the south, with Hluhluwe, Mkuze, Jozini, Kwangwanase and Ingwavuma further to the north. The majority of its 573,353 people speak IsiZulu. The district code is DC27.

KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa

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South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

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Jozini is a small town on the main route to Mozambique, and it is close to the Jozini or Pongolapoort Dam. Lake Jozini, as the dam is called, has become very popular as a Tiger fishing destination. [2]

Pongolapoort Dam, commonly referred to as Lake Jozini, is an arch type dam in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa located on the Phongolo River. The dam is situated 280 km north-east of the port city of Durban. The dam was constructed in 1973 at the eastern end of the narrow gorge separating the Lebombo and Ubombo ranges and was the largest dam in South Africa at the time of its construction. The dam mainly serves for irrigation purposes and its hazard potential has been ranked high (3). The Phongolo River is the dams largest feeder as well as the dams only perennial feeder.

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  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Jozini". Census 2011.
  2. "Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal". SA Travel Directory. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014.