Other than Msunduzi, uMshwathi Municipality is the largest of the six smaller Municipalities in the District with major urban centres in New Hanover, Wartburg, Dalton and Cool Air. Substantial rural residential settlements are to be found at Swayimane, Mpolweni, Thokozani and Ozwathini.
uMshwathi : Economy
Forty percent of the sugar cane in the District is produced in the uMshwathi area where it is processed at two mills. The planned development of a road corridor linking the N2 and N3 by traversing the Municipality will also unlock further economic developments in the area
uMshwathi : Tourism
The Albert Falls Dam, known as one of the best bass fishing venues in the world, offers immense opportunities for tourism and downstream industries.