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February 27, 2013

Mzinyathi Falls – Inanda Heritage Route Development

Significance
It is important to make access to this spectacular scenery so near central Durban more accessible to the general population and also to retain it as a visual contrast to the dense settlement nearby in Inanda

Vision
An exhilarating view or adventure experience in contrast to all else on the route

Opportunities
• Viewsite over the falls
• Eco-adventures ; cycling, hiking, abseiling, canopy tours, zip lining
• Visiting the Rastafarian cave

Guidelines
• It will be important to always respect the natural setting by ameliorating all manmade features with a high standard of landscape design.
• Protecting the wetlands above the waterfall.
• Maintenance, especially in regard to litter
• Warning notices.
• Existing small shop on the approach road to be enhanced for refreshments to resolve security problems, keep litter away from the site and support local endeavours. The owner has been approached and is keen.

 

Excerpted from: DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK PLAN & MARKETING STRATEGY INANDA HERITAGE ROUTE Harber & Associates IHR Consortium FINAL REPORT July 2010

 

January 14, 2013

Mzinyathi Falls

Mzinyathi Falls is a beautiful place situated at Ebuhleni, Inanda. The waterfall of Mzinyathi is used by Baptist Nazareth Church (Shembe) for their baptism purposes. The waterfall is surrounded by a lot of indigenous trees which date back 100 years, the Fall is also home to a small Rastafarian community living in a cave. Mzinyathi Falls has been inducted by the eThekwini Municipality as one of the tourists attraction sites as part of the rich history of Inanda.
Far north of Inanda is Ebuhleni, a religious sacred land for Shembe members. Shembe is the largest African church in Kwa-Zulu Natal with over 2 million members. The church was founded by Prophet Isaiah Shembe in the early years of the 20th century. The headquarters of the church was Ekuphakameni, Inanda (Just up the Phoenix Settlement) until the 1980s. In a route to Ebuhleni is the Mzinyathi Valley where the Qadi Chiefdom settled in the early 19th century after fleeing the wrath of King Dingane the then King of the Zulu. The Qadi chief has his Royal homestead in the valley. On Mzinyathi a triburary of the Umgeni River is a spectacular view of Mzinyathi Falls. Ebuhleni has been graced by the number of great leaders, past and present especially Indians and Blacks who contributed a lot in history of South Africa.
By: Sbo Dladla

Related links

Mzinyathi Falls – Ulwazi Programme

 

November 29, 2012

Rastafarians at Mzinyathi Falls

Durban Green Corridor is organizing tours to visit the Rastafarians at Mzinyathi. Click here to find out more.