Sundays River Valley Local Municipality derives its name from the 250km long Sundays River, the fastest flowing river in South Africa.
It is one of the developing local municipalities within the Sarah Baartman District Municipality and is located approximately 80 kilometres from Port Elizabeth. The municipal area spans 3507.59 square kilometres (6% of Cacadu’s total area). It can be accessed through the N10 and N2 national roads.
Poor road conditions within the area impacts negatively on businesses, communities and visitors and influences access to social services and economic opportunities. Within this context, the tarring of roads has been prioritized in most wards.
The municipality has significant eco-tourism and agricultural potential. The Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) is an important economic driver in the area, while the Sundays River Valley area is regarded as one of the key production areas for citrus and deciduous fruit farming in South Africa.
According to Global Insight statistics, in 2010, the population of the Sundays River Valley Municipal area was approximately 39 000 people of whom 80% were African, 16% Coloured and 3% White. Mayor towns and settlements inlcude Kirkwood, Addo, Bersheba, Enon, Kinkelbos, Moses Mabida, Paterson and Sunlands.
The Municipality has eight (8) Ward Committees that were established as per the number of demarcated Municipal wards.
Tel: 042 230 7700