Quick Facts: Newcastle
- Newcastle is the third largest city in KwaZulu Natal
- The city is home to textile, coal and steel factories
- Newcastle is famous for the ancient battle cites that surround the area
- Many monuments and memorials can be found within Newcastle
Distance to Airport: 10 km
Distance to City: 1km
Newcastle is located in KwaZulu Natal in South Africa and is the third largest city in this region. Newcastle is located along the Ncandu River while the Drakensberg mountain range flanks the west side of the city. A large proportion of the population of Newcastle reside in the townships which lie to the east of the city centre.
The city serves as a distributor for surrounding maize, livestock and dairy farmers while the textile, coal and steel industries also flourish in the area and tours can be arranged to these factories. Newcastle is famous for the old battle sites that lie just outside of the town while a number of monuments and memorials can be found in Newcastle itself. The nearby Chelmsford Nature Reserve is a great place for fishing, game viewing and bird watching while water sports can be enjoyed on the dam.