Nongoma, set in beautiful, picturesque Zululand, is located to the north of KwaZulu-Natal. Nongoma Local Municipality is Zululand’s second largest municipality in terms of population, and the second largest in terms of area. Nongoma is the Royal City of Zululand.
It is the home of the Zulu nation, King Goodwill Zwelethini kaBhekuzulu. Six of the royal palaces are within the Nongoma area and are among the main tourist attractions.
Nongoma Town is mainly a service-oriented centre resulting from it being the seat of the Nongoma Local Municipality and centrally located with regard to surrounding rural/farming communities. The radial network of roads all converging in Nongoma Local Municipality bears testimony in this regard.