From Majuba to the Lebombo Mountains, coincides roughly with the northern frontier of Natal.
After piercing the Lebombo Mountains, it turns N.
Eastward from the foot of the Drakensberg stretches a broad belt of low land beyond which rise the Lebombo hills running north and south along the parallel of 32° E.
The Lebombo hills are flat topped but with a well-defined break on their seaward side.
Or less until it meets the ridge of the Lebombo hills.
The lowest point is at Komati Poort, a gorge through the Lebombo hills only 476 ft.
Nearly all the country below that elevation is unsuitable for colonization by whites, while the Limpopo flats and other low tracts, including the district between the Drakensberg and the Lebombo hills are extremely unhealthy, blackwater fever being endemic. In the low veld the shade temperature in summer rises to 113° F., but the nights are generally cool, and down to 2000 ft.
The Lebombo Mts.
On their eastern (Zululand) side the slope of the Lebombo mountains is gentle, but on the west they fall abruptly to the plain.
Rising in the high tablelands or on the slopes of the Drakensberg or Lebombo mountains the rivers in their upper courses have a great slope and a high velocity.
The following are the chief rivers in part or in whole traversing the country: - The Pongola, in its lower course, flows through Tongaland, piercing the Lebombo Mts.
The Umgavuma which rises in Swaziland and also pierces the Lebombo, joins the Pongola about ten miles above its confluence with the Maputa.
The Umkuzi which rises in the Vryheid district of Natal forces its way through the Lebombo Mts.
Moreover, in many cases bishops have been sent to inaugurate new missions, as in the cases of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa, Lebombo, Corea and New Guinea; and the missionary jurisdictions so founded develop in time into dioceses.