Isivivane, Weenen

Isivivane (or travelers’ cairns) can still be found along foot paths and roads throughout KwaZulu Natal. It is a Zulu tradition that anyone passing an isivivane must pick up a stone, spit on it and add it to the heap as a token of good luck.

 

This one is just off the main road between Weenen and Muden, but others can be found on the footpath that led to Dukuza, King Shaka’s homestead, and along the path between Mgungundlovu and the spring where water was collected for King Dingane.