Friday, December 28, 2007

Sweet Waters.

Legend has it that Shaka, king of the zulus, named Amanzimtoti in 1828, when he drank from the river and found the water was sweet. Amanzi = water and mtoti = sweet. Mnandi is the word for sweet in zulu, but Shaka's mother's name was was Nandi, and he didn't want to wear out her name, so he made up a "mtoti" for sweet.

The Oasis waterworld provides paddle boat rides on the Amnizimtoti lagoon.

1 comment:

Rambling Round said...

Interesting commentary. I wonder what made the river water so sweet!