John Ross Eco Junction

John Ross Eco Junction is Liberty Properties answer to the increased demand for a mixed-use commercial and industrial development that delivers in respect of location, accessibility, security and infrastructure.

It is our vision to create a dynamic and sustainable economic environment with strong links to the greater and central business districts of Empangeni and Richards Bay.

The prime location with over thirty sites has been billed as a high-potential development node in the greater uMhlathuze area.

This development corridor will benefit from Transnet's R33bn planned infrastructure spend over the next seven years, ensuring the likelihood of significantly increased investment in the region and with this, demand for real estate and land.

John Ross Eco Junction takes its name from the major highway that intersects the site and also pays tribute to its historic nature as a former tract of land farmed for sugar cane.

High growth rates and exceptional development characterise the uMhlathuze node which contributes 7.6% to the GDP of KwaZulu-Natal. Exports, timber and manufacturing drive the local economy, which features an Industrial Development Zone (RB-IDZ). Other companies which have made significant investments into this area include Foskor (fertilizer manufacturing), Richards Bay Minerals (dune mining), Billiton (Hillside and Bayside Aluminium Smelters), Mondi (forestry, paper and pulp manufacturing) and Bell (yellow-metal manufacturing), plus the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (the world's largest coal export facility by storage and through-put).

In addition, the node features a number of smaller manufacturers which are export-led.

  • John Ross Eco Junction is a fully secure eco-friendly commercial and industrial estate available for development according to tenants requirements.
  • 150 000m² of land available for commercial workshops, light industrial, motor dealerships, general showrooms, office buildings, warehouses, wholesale and mini factory units.


The 195,000m2 site comprises two parcels of land situated at the junction of the N12 and the John Ross Highway. Its prime position ensures easy access to multiple logistics facilities with a high visibility profile. It is in close proximity to road, rail and domestic and international airfreight hubs as well as excellent access to both Richards Bay and Durban harbours.

John Ross Eco Junction serves the greater uMhlathuze area which includes Richards Bay, Empangeni and surrounding towns such as KwaMbonambi and Mtunzini.

Prime location - Located at the junction of the N2 (Linking Durban and Ponglola) and the John Ross Highway (connecting Richards Bay and Empangeni)


Current developments

  • Tangawizi Motor Dealearship
  • Melomed Richards Bay Private Hospital


Telephone: +2711 448 5500
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