Amajuba District Municipality is situated within the north western corner of the KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. The district has abundant water, a reliable labour force, well developed transport infrastructure, first world educational, medical and community services, internationally-acclaimed tourism attractions, and an enviable lifestyle.
The property that is available in Newcastle caters to families and retirees. There are certain properties that will appeal to professionals on the basis of the town’s industrial potential.
Newcastle is the district seat and the town has long been an important hub of agricultural and industrial development as well as trade for this region and the province. Newcastle is also an important transport route for goods and services between Durban and Gauteng and other inland provinces. The region is linked to Johannesburg and the port cities of Richards Bay and Durban by road, rail and an airport with tarred runways and night landing systems. This town will continue to influence development of surrounding towns and villages in both KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State.
The vibrant central business district of Newcastle contains all of the county's major banks and financial institutions, as well as modern conference facilities. Newcastle has a Regional Mall was officially opened in April 2012 by President Zuma as a one-stop shopping destination that will service the entire region. The centre is anchored by Checkers, Pick n Pay, Game, Edgars, and Woolworths and will strengthen the role of Newcastle as an economic hub.
Amajuba has a competitive advantage in its agricultural sector and can be described as one of the most fertile regions in KZN. The local agricultural sector will play a critical role in the district's and province's economies for some years to come, especially in terms of production value and employment. Agricultural activities include subsistence farming, forestry, game, cattle, sheep, wheat, soya and, maize. The district is the most important wool producing area in KwaZulu-Natal.
Tourist attractions include: • Vulintaba Country Estate • The Amajuba Birding Meander • The Chelmsford Nature Reserve • Ntshingwayo Dam • Balele Game Park • Hiking, horse riding, off road vehicle trails, trout fishing routes and hunting