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Winklespruit is a small seaside resort north of the mouth of the Illovo River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It forms part of eThekwini. On May 10, 1875 the schooner Tonga which was carrying wares for Durban was wrecked here. The sailors not wanting the cargo to go to waste set up a store on the river bank and sold the water damaged goods. The store was known by the Afrikaans as winkel (shop).
|• Total||2.03 km2 (0.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|• Density||830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||21.0%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
- "Sub Place Winklespruit". Census 2011.
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