King Dingane’s Spring

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It was the Zulu tradition that the kings should have exclusive access to a source of clean drinking and bathing water, as water resources would become polluted by the large numbers of people and cattle residing around the royal capital. During the reign of King Dingane a natural spring high up in the mountains close to the present Mtonjaneni Lodge was such a place. Everyday selected girls walked some 8kms from uMgungundlovu in the valley to the spring where they collected water in clay pots and delivered them to the royal enclosure.

Follow the signage from the Lodge.

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  • Ulundi Area, KwaZulu-Natal
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