Park Rynie

Park Rynie is a small resort town on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It was established in 1857 and possibly named after Renetta (nicknamed Rynie) Hoets, wife of one of the John Phillip Hoffman, partner in the firm Nosworthy & Co. that bought the original farm for development. There was a whaling station here built during World War I, Park Rynie Whales Ltd. A breakwater, Rocky Bar Pier and a landing ramp were also built. Neighboring towns and settlements include Scottburgh, Rocky Bay, Pennington, and Umzinto.

Park Rynie
Park Rynie is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Park Rynie
Park Rynie
Park Rynie is located in South Africa
Park Rynie
Park Rynie
Coordinates: 30°19′S 30°44′E / 30.317°S 30.733°E / -30.317; 30.733Coordinates: 30°19′S 30°44′E / 30.317°S 30.733°E / -30.317; 30.733
CountrySouth Africa
Main PlaceScottburgh
 • Total7.81 km2 (3.02 sq mi)
 • Total3,732
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African34.8%
 • Coloured5.1%
 • Indian/Asian48.0%
 • White11.5%
 • Other0.6%
First languages (2011)
 • English65.2%
 • Zulu23.7%
 • Xhosa3.7%
 • Afrikaans3.6%
 • Other3.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box

Indian South Africans are the single largest population group in Park Rynie.

The main attraction of this town is the quaint beaches. They have an interesting geological and historical value.[clarification needed]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Park Rynie". Census 2011.