Port Shepstone

Port Shepstone, the commercial hub of the KZN South Coast, was founded when marble deposits were discovered on the banks of the Mzimkulu River. The town, like much of the region, has a Scandinavian heritage, among others and in 1882, when the town was laid out, it received 246 Norwegian immigrants. Apart from commerce, Port Shepstone is the principal administrative, judicial, industrial, educational and transport centre of the region. Perhaps its most distinctive icon is the Port Shepstone lighthouse, found on souvenirs scattered around the KZN South Coast.