Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone…
Africa's global manufacturing and air logistics platform

Dube TradePort Corporation, a business entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, is charged with the responsibility to develop the province’s biggest infrastructural project. Considered one of South Africa’s top 10 investment opportunities, this designated Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is geared to promote foreign and local investment.

The precinct is strategically located 30km north of the important coastal city of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal, on South Africa’s eastern seaboard. This over 3 000 hectare development is home to the state-of-the-art King Shaka International Airport and is ideally positioned 30 minutes from Africa’s busiest cargo port, Durban Harbour, and 90 minutes from Richards Bay Harbour.  Dube TradePort takes advantage of its prime location as the only facility in Africa combining an international airport, dedicated cargo terminal, warehousing, offices, retail, hotels and agriculture.



Dube TradePort, a highly competitive business-operating environment, forms the heart of the emerging Durban Aerotropolis. The first purpose-built aerotropolis in Africa and destined to become a premier business and trade hub, this coastal location in KZN makes logistics a cost-effective proposition. Dube TradePort’s air logistics platform together with burgeoning seaport infrastructure, access to numerous global destinations and linkages to SADC countries, combine to position KwaZulu-Natal as a key business point in South and Southern Africa.

Dube TradePort comprises a world-class passenger and airfreight hub and is surrounded by development zones, namely:

  • Dube Cargo Terminal: A state-of-the-art cargo facility, purpose-built to be the most secure in Africa. With digital tracking and secure cargo flow through on-site statutory bodies, Dube Cargo Terminal prides itself on 0% cargo loss since inception in 2010;

  • Dube TradeZone: 77 hectares, growing to 300 hectares, of specialised, prime and fully-serviced industrial estate within the Special Economic Zone. In close proximity to Dube Cargo Terminal, this zone is ideally positioned for new-generation warehousing, manufacturing, assembling, air-related cargo distribution and more;

  • Dube City: 12 hectares of premium office, retail and hospitality space - all located within an ultra-modern, urban ‘green’ hub just 3 minutes from the passenger terminal;

  • Dube AgriZone: This zone provides world-class facilities and technical support for propagating, growing, packing and distributing high-value perishables and horticultural products through an efficient supply chain; and

  • Dube iConnect: All these zones are supported by Dube iConnect, the precinct’s dedicated IT and telecommunications provider and KZN’s only locally-hosted cloud service, making it the premier offering for regional data recovery.