Pretoria - The IFP lost its position as the official opposition in KwaZulu-Natal, according to preliminary results released on Friday.
The IFP took third place with 416 496 votes, which was 10.86%.
It lost out to the DA by 72 934 votes.
The DA became the official opposition with 489 430 votes, which was 12.76%.
In 2009, the IFP received 22.40% of the vote while the DA at the time garnered 9.15%.
Result capturing in the KwaZulu-Natal for the 2014 elections concluded on Friday evening.
The ANC retained control of the province with a strong 2 475 041 votes, which was 64.52%.
This was up from 2009 when it received 2 192 516 votes, which was 62.95%.
KwaZulu-Natal is the ANC's biggest province and the home of its president, Jacob Zuma.
Newcomers the Economic Freedom Fighters took fifth place with 70 823 (1.85%).
The IFP breakaway party, the National Freedom Party took fourth place with 280 425 votes (7.31%).
Voter turnout in the province this year was at 75.985.
A total of 3 836 009 valid votes were counted.
Check out the party results maps here.