Natal proper has a seaboard of 166 m.
Land lines connect Natal with every part of South Africa and with Nyasaland and Ujiji.
On this, the normal South African gauge, all the Natal railways, save a few 2-ft.
The schism arose out of the alleged heterodox views of Bishop Colenso (q.v.), who had been created bishop of Natal by letters patent in 1853.
During the rebellion of the natives in Natal and Zululand in 1906 the Basuto remained perfectly quiet.