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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:46 pm 
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Nkulu - Natal Mahogany

Balule - is a shortening of "Rimbalule", the Tsonga name for the Olifants River.

Pafuri - is a distortion of "Mphaphuli", the dynastic name of the Venda chief through whose area the Luvuvhu River flows.

Makhadzi - Venda name for 'father's or chief's sister.

Taken from KNP PLACE NAMES.

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One from the Dictionary of Place Names in the KNP that I found very interesting was Sirheni..apparently means "place of the grave". Where the present dam wall is constructed there was a water hole. During the 1959/60 Anthrax outbreak an elephant died at this water hole. Because the carcase was too large to burn, it was buried. This "elephant grave" is the origin of the name...(personally I think it MUST be easier to burn an elephant than to bury it... :lol: )

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