Ndlambe Local Municipality is a predominantly rural area with agriculture and tourism dominating the economy. It encompasses the towns of Kenton-on-Sea, Boknes, Bathurst, Boesmansriviermond, Alexandria and Cannon Rocks.
The area is home to various heritage and tourism sites, while the total population is nearly 70 000. Alexandria is famous for its chicory farming industry, while Bathurst brings together the past and the present, being the hub of one of the largest pineapple growing areas in South Africa. It is host to what is believed to be the oldest inn in South Africa, as well as the third oldest pub in South Africa.
It is accepted that the natural environment provides the basis for the regional economy, especially the primary agricultural, recreation and tourism sectors. The Ndlambe Municipal area is bordered by the Makana Local Municipality in the North, Sundays River Valley to the West and Ngqushwa, within the Amatole District, to the East.
The Ndlambe Municipal area forms part of the Eastern Coastal Zone and can be described as an area with:
Major tourism potential.
The Municipality consists of nine wards and takes its name from Chief Ndlambe, the highest-ranking chief of the amaXhosa, who historically inhabited the municipal area.
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