Police spokesman, Captain Jackson Manatha, said the bones were found in an open field by a resident in Mfezana Village, Willowvale over the weekend.
Manatha said a pair of trousers, boots and a red belt were also discovered at the scene along with the human bones.
"It appears that the bones must have been laying there for a long time because there is no flesh attached to it," he said.
Police are not certain whether the bones belong to a male or female's body. Police are appealing to anyone who might know of a missing person in the area to contact Willovale police.