Afrikaans name: Umzumbe
The peaceful village of Umzumbe gets its name from the Mzumbe River which reaches the Indian Ocean nearby. The name means 'bad kraal' and refers to a tribe of cannibals that used to live along the river valley. In 1828 King Shaka's impi all but wiped them out.
Umzumbe has a nice beach with a tidal pool. The area is popular with fisherman and also offers good spearfishing.Accommodation in Umzumbe
The vilage is popular with retired folk as well as tourists looking for a quiet holiday. The nearby town of Hibberdene offers facilities that are not present at Umzumbe.
References and further readingConolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 191
Country Life - Issue 252 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 16
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 126
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 332
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 214
The Dive Sites of South Africa - Author: Anton Koornhof - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 114
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 114