Umkhanyakude Health District

Umkhanyakude District, named after the famous yellow-barked fever tree, literally meaning “seen from afar”, is the northernmost district in KwaZulu-Natal and contains many areas of outstanding natural beauty.

The district stretches from the Umfolozi River, near Mtubatuba in the south, to the Mozambique and Swaziland borders in the north. To the east it borders the Indian Ocean with 175km of pristine beaches, to the north it borders Mozambique and Swaziland. Further south it is bordered by Zululand District to the west and Uthungulu District to the south. The district contains the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (now known as Isimangaliso – ‘the miracle’) World Heritage Site, and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, Mkuze, Ndumo and Tembe game parks. The southern tip of the Lebombo Mountains and the adjacent East African coastal plain begin in the district, stretching north up to eastern continental Africa.

There are 5 district hospitals in Umkhanyakude:Bethesda, Hlabisa, Manguzi, Mosvold and Mseleni All five hospitals were originally missionary hospitals which became nationalised around 1980. The hospital doctors are generalists, many with special interests. Despite not having specialist posts, the hospitals all perform surgery including caesarean sections, and offer excellent opportunities for surgical and anaesthetic experience. Supported by the hospitals are 51 provincial clinics staffed with primary health care nurses. Most of these clinics are visited twice monthly by medical and paramedical staff.”


Know your hospital CEOs, District Director and EMS: Umkhanyakude

Senior Management Team

Mr B.P Fakude: Acting District Director

Mr B.P Fakude : Acting District Director

Mr N.B Fakude Phamaceutical Services

Mr N.B Fakude : Phamaceutical Services

Ms N.W Mdhluli Deputy Director Human Resources

Ms N.W Mdhluli : Deputy Director Human Resources

FMs P.D Simelane : Deputy Director Finance

Ms P.D Simelane : Deputy Director Finance

Telephone : +27 (0) 35 572 1390/68

Fax : +27 (0) 35 572 1364

Email :

Postal Address : P/bag X026, Jozini, 3969

Physical Address : Jozini main street, opposite the Post Office


To achieve optimal health status for all persons in UMkhanyakude Health District.


To develop on integrated, coordinated, comprehensive and sustainable health system at all levels of care, based on the Primary Health Care approach through the District Health System that recognizes the well-being of workers.

Core Values

  • Trust built on truth, integrity and reconciliation;
  • Open communication, transparency and consultation;
  • Commitment to performance
  • Courage to learn, change and innovative

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or compliments regarding Umkhanyakude Health District, please contact the Public Relations Officer, Thabani

Name : Thabani S. Ntuli

Telepone Number : 035 572 1390

Cell Number :067 065 4577

Email :

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