Potential for Tourism Growth
uMuziwabantu currently has under utilised tourism potential with scenic and natural attractions. Main experiences in the area hinge around outdoor pursuits, fishing, cultural emersion, river based water activities, ecotourism and train tourism. Linkages to tourism potential of the proposed uMzimkulu Game Reserve and Weza Forest (for trails) may draw more people to Harding in the future. Tourism projects identified in the IDP (2003) are as follows:
- The linking of tourism initiatives to rail linkages to and from Harding.
- The regeneration of Weza hiking and forest equestrian trails.
- The development of tourist facilitis at Harding and Sikhulu Dams.
- The linking of KwaMachi and KwaFodo Nature Reserves.
- The development of a 4X4 trail at KwaMbotho.
- The development of local craft and cultural village.
- The establishment of the Ngeli Nature Reserve on Weza Forest land.
The study by Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDT) project Southern KZN - Eastern Cape Crossborder Cluster Initiative identified Harding as being an important link between the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal for travellers.