Mseleni Hospital's Location


Mseleni Hospital 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)


Access 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.


Directions 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 turn left
  • 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 around clockwise.
  • 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.


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