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Amanzimtoti is a coastal town just south of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. According to local legend, when the Zulu king Shaka led his army down the south coast on a raid against the Pondos in 1828, he rested on the banks of a river. When drinking the water, he exclaimed "Kanti amanza mtoti" (isiZulu: "So, the water is sweet"). The river came to be known as Amanzimtoti ("Sweet Waters"). Durban is a vibrant cosmopolitian city in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... The Zulu are an African ethnic group of about 11 million people who live mainly in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... Shaka Shaka (sometimes spelled Chaka) (ca. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Zulu, also known as isiZulu, is a language of the Zulu people with about 9 million speakers, the vast majority (over 95%) of whom live in South Africa. ...


Amanzimtoti is renowned for its warm weather and its beaches. It is a popular tourist destination. It is also very popular with surfers.



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Province of KwaZulu-Natal Large flag of South Africa Image originally derived from the public domain flags of the CIA World Factbook. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ...

Provincial Capital:

Pietermaritzburg Location of Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal province Pietermaritzburg is the capital of KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. ...

Major Metros:

Ethekwini (includes Durban) EThekwini is: a Zulu language word meaning at the Harbour eThekwini Municipality (City of Durban, South Africa) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Durban is a vibrant cosmopolitian city in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ...

District Municipalities:

Ugu Umgungundlovu Uthukela Umzinyathi Amajuba Zululand Umkhanyakude Uthungulu King Shaka East Griqualand

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Empangeni Kokstad Ladysmith Newcastle Port Shepstone Richards Bay KwaDukuza Tongaat Vryheid Location of Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal Empangeni is a town in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... Location of Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal Province Kokstad is a town in the Sisonke District of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... Ladysmith is the name of several places: in Canada: Ladysmith, British Columbia in the United States: Ladysmith, Wisconsin in South Africa: Ladysmith, South Africa Siege of Ladysmith, 1900 Ladismith This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Newcastle is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Port Shepstone is situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers). ... Richards Bay is South Africas largest harbour. ... KwaDukuza (also called Stanger) is a historic capital of the Zulus. ... Tongaat is a sugarcane growing town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa that is situated on the banks of the Tongati River north of Durban and now forms part of eThekwini, the Greater Durban Metropoliton. ... Vryheid is a coal mining and cattle ranching town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...


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Amanzimtoti systems (631 words)
The house, pictured above left, is on 4 hectares of steep forested land alongside the Chirripó Pacifico river, on the slopes of Mount Chirripó, the highest mountain in the country.
Amanzimtoti means the "place of sweet water," and "Chirripó" derives from an indigenous word meaning "land of eternal waters." Below the house rushes the mighty Rio Chirripó Pacifica, and just up from the house is a small spring-fed pond.
Casa Amanzimtoti is built on concrete stilts in the classic post-and-beam construction method.
The Cloudbridge Project - Casa Amanzimtoti (510 words)
Here are some more pictures of Casa Amanzimtoti, some notes on how the house works, and here are directions to the house.
The original "Amanzimtoti" is a river in the Zulu-dominated province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
This conservation project was established to reforest an important gap in the cloud forest adjoining the Chirripó Pacifico river on the slopes of Mt Chirripó.
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