Mseleni Hospital's Location
is located in a remote part of northern KwaZulu
Natal around 60km from the border with Mozambique. The local population
is from the Zulu people, and speaks mainly Zulu, with some speaking English
as well. It is a low lying area, with temperatures reaching around 30°c
in summer (wet season; November to March ) and 20-25°c in winter (dry
season; June to August)
from overseas is best achieved by flying to Johannesburg,
then getting an internal flight to Durban.
There is a minibus taxi service direct from Durban to Mbazwana, where you can get a
taxi to the hospital. This is a long journey, so it is advisable to arrive in
Durban in the morning, otherwise you will have
to stay in Durban
for the night. If you are driving, directions from Durban are below.
to Mseleni Hospital
- by road from Durban:
- Take the N2
northbound out of Durban towards Stanger
- Continue along the N2
for approximately 300km past Stanger, Empangeni and Mtubatuba.
(Note: there are tolls along this road)
- Take the turning off
the N2 for Hluhluwe
- At the end of the offramp turn right, following the signs for Sodwana Bay
- Follow the road through
Hluhluwe (past the Engen
garage and Wimpy restaurant)
- At the T-junction
- 1km along this road
turn right across a railway line, following the signs for Sodwana Bay
- Follow this road all
the way to Mbazwana (Note: there are nasty speed bumps along this
road--be particularly careful of the ones at the turning for Phinda)
- At Mbazwana there are
2 roundabouts. Go straight on at these roundabouts, following the road
- 20km along this road
there is a green sign for Mseleni. Do not follow this sign, but continue
for another 3km until you see a brown sign for Mseleni Hospital.
- Turn right at this
junction and continue to the end of the road, up the hill and through
the gate into Mseleni Hospital.