RV Price Avg. price per ton: R4 525.34  D'Factor: 0.414130 May 2020-2021

North Coast & Zululand

  • Darnall

  • Gledhow

  • Maidstone

  • Amatikulu

  • Umfolozi

  • Felixton

Mills North Coast – Darnall, Gledhow, Maidstone
  Zululand – Umfolozi, Felixton, Amatikulu
Cutting cycle 12 - 24 months
Area Dryland
Rainfall 700mm – 1000mm per annum.
Benefits Flexibility to increase growing cycles
  Latest varieties readily available
  Excellent soils
Challenges Eldana
  Varying climate conditions

As the birthplace of the South African sugarcane industry, the North Coast and Zululand have seen significant milestones of both value and challenge.

The first cane, mill and even current research institute buildings are just a few significant industry breakthroughs to which the North Coast played host (certain sections now form part of the greater eThekwini area).

It is clear that good management and an ability to adapt remain key to the future of cane growing in this historically significant region.