Hlatikhulu Forest

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Hlatikulu Forest is a coastal scarp forest in the Lebombo Mountains of South Africa, between Ingwavuma and the Pongola Gorge. The forest is also known as the Gwaliweni Forest.

History[edit]

It is the site of the murder of the Zulu King Dingane by Zulu Nyawo, Sambane and Nondawana. After being stabbed to death, Dingane was buried beneath a large fig tree. Three large stones were used to mark the grave.

General[edit]

Bird species recorded here include the lemon dove (Aplopelia larvata), trumpeter hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator), olive woodpecker (Dendropicos griseocephalus), pink-throated twinspot (Hypargos margaritatus), Livingstone's turaco (Tauraco livingstonii) and African crowned eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus).[1]

Tree species found here include the Lebombo ironwood (Androstachys johnsonii) and Lebombo krantz ash (Atalaya alata).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Pooley, E. (1993). The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei. ISBN 0-620-17697-0.


Coordinates: 27°20′29″S 32°00′01″E / 27.34139°S 32.00028°E / -27.34139; 32.00028